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Apache mod_userdir not working

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by maxshafiq, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. maxshafiq

    maxshafiq Registered

    Apr 20, 2014
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    I have just moved over from Plesk to cPanel so I may be a little green here so any help greatly appreciated.

    I have gone into WHM under Security Center-->Apache mod_userdir Tweak and Enabled mod_userdir Protection.
    Then I have excluded 2 domains that I wanted to see using the shared IP address.

    2 things I am confused about:

    1. What I have noticed is that when I do check the Enable mod_userdir Protection and hit the save button, then go back into this page it is unchecked? Is this normal? Should it not remain checked? How can I verify if this is enabled?

    2. Assuming the above is correct, when I try and exclude a domain or 2, so that they show up with IP/~somusername it does not work.

    This is a brand new setup and when I had a single domain created, it worked. However when I added a second domain and tried to test it again, neither are working.

    My basic workflow is:

    1. Download Wordpress and unzip
    2. Create database
    3. Install Wordpress using the IP/~username
    4. Import Wordpress from old server using clone

    Unfortunately I am falling on step #3 :-(

    Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    You will also need to exclude protection for "DefaultHost (nobody)" under "Apache mod_userdir Tweak" if you want to temporarily access websites over the IP address itself.

    Please keep in mind that the best way to view a website before it's DNS is updated is to modify the hosts file on your personal computer. The hosts file is documented here:

    hosts (file) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This allows you to keep mod_userdir protection enabled, and view the website through the domain name itself.

    Thank you.

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