Well-Known Member
Aug 22, 2001

I just installed WHM/CPANEL on a new redhat 7.3 box. I just have a few issues im running into that I need help with.

The first one is that, the 'Service Status' page reports that apache is failing. Even though it isn't, and starts fine.. What's up with that?

Second is that is it okay to only have to partitions that WHM is reporting? I installed Redhat 7.3 with the basic server install partitions. And when I go to the Server information in WHM, it reports only /boot and /. Is this ok? Will it affect anything badly?

Third, when I create a new account, and try to access it via the IP, I get a Forbidden error. Why? How can I prevent this from happening?

Fourth, and last one. I have a server at NAC, and I am trying to transfer all clients over to a new server in a different NOC. Well, I am having some difficultys figuring out how to do this. I know how to transfer all the CPANEL accounts and such, through WHM, but the DNS information is what bothers me. I don't know how to go about transfering all my clients, without them having to change there nameservers. I know it is possible, but can't figure it out. I also have a bunch of resellers who have their own nameservers, I'm guessing they'll have to change theirs. If anyone could provide me with some information on how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it. I know some of you have done this before, so please be helpfull and share. I would be very very very gratefull.

Thank you again.

- Brad


Well-Known Member
Aug 14, 2001
back woods of NC, USA
copy over all your zones .. modify all thr zones to reflect the new IPs as well and all the other places where IPs are listed like httpd and ftp configs.

After you make all those changes you can copy all those zones over to the current dns box and then you can start pointing traffic to the new server from those zones. This will mean all the traffic will merge over right away. delete localdomains file in current server so any forms will not shoot to local accpunts.

Now that you know all works fine on new box ..simply make sure you have named running ..pick your new IPs for your nameservers that everyone has already listed on their NIC records.. modify your main nameserver IPs at the registrar. Tell your resellers to do the same and give them new IPs for ther sets of nameservers. At this point any changes to NIC records wil lNOT affect traffic because old box is already pointing people to new box. Changes are seemless. Before you shut down old box make sure you do a whois on your resellers to make sure they made the IP changes on their ns.reseller NIC records. Other wise they will be down for at least 24 hours.

Thsi is how I do a move.