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spf1 record & new account folder mapping

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oedwards, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. oedwards

    oedwards Registered

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    I have recently built out WHM on Cent OS 5.9 using a test licence on behalf of a client. They want to use this machine as a development environment to test their website before transferring them to their production WHM instance. Obviously a full licence will need to be purchased in the next 15 days.

    This is the first time I have built a WHM instance and I made a few newbie mistakes like specifying the internal IP rather than the public IP, I believe I have now correct my mistakes but this might be worth keeping in mind whilst reading the below two questions.

    Question 1

    When I go to ‘Create A New Account’ I notice the option to tick the below;
    - Enable SPF on this account (v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4: ?all)
    Notice the internal IP address is specified, where about can I change this and/or see if anything else is set to the internal IP?

    Question 2

    As this will be a development environment I am using subdomains of the main domain ‘’. For instance setting up a new account using Once I have created this account I go to view / and it redirects to / (default website page). When I FTP to the domain and transfer a basic index.php file to the www or public_html folder is makes no difference. If I try to view / it is a 404 not found.

    So somehow the domain is not linked to the folder.

    If any WHM savvy people can point me in the right direction that would be great.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist Staff Member

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    #1: WHM » Server Configuration » Basic cPanel & WHM Setup, Basic Config section.

    #2: Did you create the "main domain" account normally using a Package you created first?
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