Advice Needed About VDI's Web Panel


Mar 28, 2002
I have 3 servers running external CPanel licenses and 1 server running Web Panel with an external license. My post concerns this Web Panel software on my server. I know that I am supposed to seek support from VDI for this, but, well there have been problems with that, so I am asking this question here.

=== Server Specs ===
Web Panel 3.6
RH Linux 6.2
Apache 1.3.17
Kernel 2.2.17-14

When the log directory starts filling up after log rotation at the first of the month, I began getting these messages via email.

== apache failed @ Sat May 11 01:00:11 2002. A restart was attempted automagicly.

I correlate the &error_logs& with this message and find this

[Sat May 11 01:00:11 2002] [warn] pid file /usr/local/apache/logs/ overwritten -- Unclean shutdown of previous Apache run?

[Sat May 11 01:00:11 2002] [notice] Apache/1.3.17 (Unix) mod_bwlimited/0.8 PHP/4.0.4pl1 mod_log_bytes/0.2 mod_frontpage/ mod_ssl/2.8.0 OpenSSL/0.9.5a configured -- resuming normal operations

When the this happens, http does not come up right away until I go in and do a manual http restart using the WHM interface. This problem persists and I just cannot find a reason why the server keeps resetting.

I have a feeling that I should just move everything over to CPanel, but am holding off because there are 450 web sites on this server and that would be a pain. Anyway, if anyone would care to comment on this, please feel free.


Well-Known Member
Aug 13, 2001
If that is truly the build of your server (kernel = ancient, apache = dinosaurish, php build = extinct) , then clinging to your Webpanel install would be about the worst thing you could do.

I would focus completely on getting things rolled over to cpanel, and get some competent help to get the latest build of apache on there. Your machine is at risk as it is, and soon your customers will be getting restless for some service upgrades if they aren't already.

As far as Webpanel support, the most you'll get at this board is a sign heading you right back over to VDI.

It's just the way it is. This is the forum for CPanel.

If you have any questions about getting things rolled over you might want to post them here, there might be some peoplez that have good experience with that.



Well-Known Member
Sep 23, 2001
I think Travis's advice is the best you'll get that.

And now from a moderation point:
This board is for support of DarkORB's CPanel.