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Custom HTTPD Configurations

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by diagofox, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. diagofox

    diagofox Registered

    Nov 11, 2008
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    Pre-Sales Question: Custom HTTPD Configurations

    Ok, right now, I am using VHCS2 but due to some issues with it, I have decided to ditch it. Now I am considering cPanel or DirectAdmin. My choice on which one I will use depends on this question.

    Within DirectAdmin, it has the ability to add to or change the virtual host directives on any account/domain set up through it. I am wondering if cPanel has any such ability. I MUST have this as quite a few of my clients require a completely custom VH so default ones won't work for me. Please let me know ASAP.

    Diago Fox
    Foxy Designs Inc.
    #1 diagofox, Nov 17, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2008
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

    Nov 29, 2006
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    I apologize for the delayed response as sales inquiries sent to are addressed before getting around to browsing our community forums.

    In terms of virtual host customizations, entries that go at the top of the httpd.conf before the main configuration section, entries before the first VirtualHost entry automatically generated by cPanel/WHM and EasyApache and entries after the last such VirtualHost entry can be easily modified via WHM by going to the Service Configuration section and clicking on Apache Configuration. These specific entries can be modified on the "Include Editor" screen. Other general Apache settings can be modified on the "Global Configuration" screen of the Apache Configuration section.

    As we include a utility called EasyApache that allows you, with the click of a button, upgrade Apache, integrate new Apache modules etc (and thus needs to maintain httpd.conf directly), we offer alternative methods of customizing VirtualHosts rather than editing httpd.conf directly. This can be done via the command line by following the instructions posted to:

    Scroll down to "httpd.conf changes contained in a <VirtualHost>" for the relevant instruction.

    cPanel/WHM has many capabilities that eliminate the need for manual modification to httpd.conf such as wildcard sub-domain support, parked domain support etc. Feel welcome to contact us with your desired customizations so we can see if there are existing cPanel/WHM functions that would eliminate the need for such manual modifications.

    For the quickest response times on pre-sales inquiries, simply email

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