Using and Running WHM/CPanel on CentOS?

Bridge

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I have and also have had many managed servers.

However, I just got my first “Self Managed” server and I need some info.
I will be using this sever to learn how to manage a server and use WHM better.

The server has CentOS 4.x and Cpanel/WHM.

When it comes to Self Managed what all should I be managing?
What should I be updating, checking, monitoring, etc.?

I really want to learn how to manage a server so please don’t suggest that I hire someone to do it for me as this was the reason why I bought this server but would appreciate your “heads up” for my learning process.
 

celliott

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You should me managing various things with the main being:

1. Server Security
2. Component Versions.

There is quite a good guide on here about installing basic security apps.
 

Bridge

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dgbaker said:
Use the search feature and/or look for the sticky threads in each forum area.
Thanks for the hard way, maybe someone can be helpfull and tell me.
 
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Bridge

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celliott said:
It doesnt take much. Its a sticky in the general section. You cant miss it: http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=30159

Please make use of the search function and have a read through some threads. Pretty much everything you want to know has been already answered 99% of the time.
Thanks for the answer, you RULE!
People like to make things hard when all they can do is help.

Thanks for the HELP!

See, now I don’t have to search through a search of searches.
 
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dave9000

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dg I guess we should quit assuming that these people can read. In the time he took to write the post complaining he could have used the search and had the answer.

Sorry for the rant but it seems lately like more and more people want it handed to them on a silver platter and bitch whine and complain when someone asks them to do a little work for themselves.

I do not mind helping anyone if they have a problem but I do expect and demand that they do some research for themselves first and try to fix it so at least when they are given the help they will have a basic understanding of how the system works
 

Bridge

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dgbaker said:
Sorry you feel that way, but I believe in working for what you want (call it old school) and not being handed things on a silver platter. ;)
The fact that I here is a sign of I'm working for what I want and thanks to people who know how to answer a question I accomplished it.

Your right, its old school. :)
 

Bridge

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dave9000 said:
dg I guess we should quit assuming that these people can read. In the time he took to write the post complaining he could have used the search and had the answer.

Sorry for the rant but it seems lately like more and more people want it handed to them on a silver platter and bitch whine and complain when someone asks them to do a little work for themselves.

I do not mind helping anyone if they have a problem but I do expect and demand that they do some research for themselves first and try to fix it so at least when they are given the help they will have a basic understanding of how the system works
I agree, everyone is not on the same level. For example I have a learning disorder so you make a good point although I'm sure you were being sarcastic.

The help you are speaking of that you offer is intermediate (info required beforehand) help as I was asking something basic so the point you made is useless. I wasn’t asking for your intermediate help nor the advance help of the gods of this site but just for a link.

But thanks anyways, I need to think of a way to stuck-up and agree with admins and mods like other jokers on this site.

You have no idea how long it took me to write this post alone but there is a disability here so.....
 

dave9000

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My post was not directed solely at you. We have so many that want a silver bullet fix and refuse to do any work on their own due to the fact they are just flat out lazy that we sometimes overreact when the need for basic help is genuine.

God bless you for trying to do this with a disability that affects your keyboard skills. Server admin is tough enough to do without the disabilities I can only imagine how rough it would be with one.
 

hergy80

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I cannot agree more with searching for your own answer. I don't know how many times I went searching for an answer and stumbled across answers to other questions or learned different ways because of all the results. If someone just told me where to look I never would have learned about the other things I found along the way.
 

verdon

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Bridge said:
I really want to learn how to manage a server so please don’t suggest that I hire someone to do it for me as this was the reason why I bought this server but would appreciate your “heads up” for my learning process.
If you're serious about putting the time in to learn, one thing that I've found very helpful is the View New Posts link at the top-right. I visit a couple forums 2 or 3 times a day each and skim through the new posts' headings. If something catches my eye, I'll read the thread. If thread catches my interest, I'll subscribe to it.

I've not only learned tons of info this way, I've also been kept aware of wide-spread sorts of issues before they've become a problem for me. I've even slowly gained the confidence to try a few answers myself. One more thing, you get to eventually know a lot of regular contributors who have earned my respect :)
 

reviver

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Unnecessary fuss about asking for help

I will only reply once and not take part in a possible further discusion in this thread. Of course I believe that all these 'old school' people and moderators are wise and smart people but why all these attacks ;) and unnecessary fuss made around a question for help bij Bridge. She or he is right: why searching an answer the hard way if there is a forum where you expect to find your answer the fast way.

People like Bridge and I are probable not interested in mini-courses but in fast and adequate answers if they are looking for solutions. I thought that that's were forums are meant for.

Kind regards.
 

chirpy

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I thought that that's were forums are meant for.
They're not. They're a resource to be treated with respect because people come here to help other of their own free will and in their spare time (moderators included). So, why should someone else search for an answer when you can do it yourself to see if the question has already been answered. Then those that are willing to help can concentrate on those that have exhausted such avenues.

This is basic netiquette and worth learning if you want to make the most out of forums and the people who are willing to help, not matter how they do it.
 

verdon

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reviver said:
People like Bridge and I are probable not interested in mini-courses but in fast and adequate answers if they are looking for solutions.
Actually, I got the impression that Bridge wanted to learn how to do his/her own work and become his/her own sys admin. That's why I posted what long-term strategy has worked for me, and likely why others posted things like try searching and have a look at the sticky (or pinned) topics at the top of each forum category. Fact is, research is a big part of being a sys admin.

For instance, here are the sticky topics in a few forums. Good places to do some trolling.

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