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What happens when cpanel is deactivated?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kieranmullen, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. kieranmullen

    kieranmullen Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know what happens or is supposed ot happen when a cpanel license is deactivated?

    I did not see much need in keeping it so I stopped it. As a result mysql, and apache still work, and the ftp service is still running. However I have changed the passwords for the users via root ssh and still I am not able to get in via ftp.

    Does cpanel also deactivate the ftp server too?

    Response: 530 Login authentication failed
    Error: Critical error
    Error: Could not connect to server
     
  2. chirpy

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    According to the license agreement you must remove all cPanel software from the server. Whatever is left is then up to you to manage. I would imagine that anything that cPanel modifies for its environment should either stop functioning or require manual building in future, in particular exim, ftp, courier and apache.

    It would clearly be inappropriate to provide any assistance on these forums if you no longer have a license for the product.
     
  3. kieranmullen

    kieranmullen Well-Known Member

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    1)I would gladly remove it and the extra processes that are running that I do not need. Where may I find removal instructions?

    2)I highly doubt that removal of the control panel would also strictly require removal of the open source software that it controls.

    3)Inappropriate ? I think not. I am sure you are well aware that this is a user to user forum. I would not expect direct support on how to operate a particular functiontions without having a current support contract. Other than than it is open. The license entails support and service for a control panel. I am no longer have a functioning control panel and am not using a control panel. So there is NOTHING Inappropriate about discussing how the software operates.

    Thank you


     
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  4. cPanelKenneth

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    I believe chirpy was pointing out that it is inappropriate to discuss such matters on a cPanel owned and operated forum.
     
  5. kieranmullen

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    In addition to removal instructions, functions should return as they were without the control panel, not worse.

    I had setup centos server on the machine before cpanel. I have been now told by other cpanel resellers that cpanel will go out of its way to disable all of those services regardless of the state of their operation before installation.

    Does this seem right?
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Sure it seems right. See, when you originally installed Cpanel you would have been advised to install it on a minimal install without extraneous desktop software or server services. A barebones system shouldn't be populated with an already installed email server, FTP server, IMAP server, web server. Cpanel makes the recommendations very clear.

    Mike
     
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