Disabled Services in Service Manager

EneTar

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I'm on CLOUDLINUX 7.7 v82.0.17. I noticed today in the service manager in WHM that 2 services which I don't remember disabling are disabled

PHP-FPM service for cPanel Daemons
Passive OS Fingerprinting Daemon


I know what those services do, and I can't remember disabling them for any reason. Of course that doesn't mean that I didn't disable them. Maybe I did and I forgot. 1st Question is there any reason to disable cpanel_php_fpm. Is there something better instead of that?

Could an update disable p0f or cpanel_php_fpm?
 

cPanelLauren

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Hello,

1st Question is there any reason to disable cpanel_php_fpm. Is there something better instead of that?
There's not something better, there's just turning it on or off - PHP-FPM for cPanel Daemons
improves the performance of PHP-based internal applications that ship with cPanel & WHM, such as:

  • phpMyAdmin
  • phpPgAdmin
  • Webmail applications
  • Any third-party PHP application that the user installs.
As far as reasons for turning it off, if the service is overloaded it can have the adverse affect but it will not be turned off automatically.

Could an update disable p0f or cpanel_php_fpm?

We don't disable these - the only other possibility was the service crashed at some point and was unable to restart, the p0f daemon could potentially cause higher resource usage and that could be a reason you might have disabled it?