ashworth102680

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I installed a cPanel trial license on top of the VPS I setup, but I don't see the "VPS Optimized" in the top left of WHM...like I normally would. Will a VPS license still work? Did I install the wrong cPanel somehow?!

I just couldn't figure out why this new VPS says "WHM Accelerated" in the top left, while my other VPS servers that use cPanel say "VPS Optimized".

I'm also curious if I've installed the "dedicated" version of cPanel...if that means my VPS is going to be hurting for resources at some point.

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The docs state the following...

"cPanel/WHM automatically detects whether it is being installed on a dedicated or virtual
server, and installs the appropriate optimization of cPanel/WHM accordingly."


What I don't understand is this. Both of these servers are running the exact same hardware, same VPS type, same RAM, same processor number, and same disk configuration...at the same host. So how the installer could do it differently for each of them is beyond me.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Please post the output from the following command on both servers that you referenced:

Code:
grep -H '' /etc/redhat-release /usr/local/cpanel/version /var/cpanel/envtype
Thank you.
 

ashworth102680

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Hi Michael -

Here is the information you requested. Thanks!

# grep -H '' /etc/redhat-release /usr/local/cpanel/version /var/cpanel/envtype
/etc/redhat-release:CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
/usr/local/cpanel/version:11.40.1.11
/var/cpanel/envtype:kvm
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Here's what I see currently, even though this is a VPS:

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What I don't understand is this. Both of these servers are running the exact same hardware, same VPS type, same RAM, same processor number, and same disk configuration...at the same host. So how the installer could do it differently for each of them is beyond me.
You provided the output from one of the servers. Could you post the output of the command I referenced from the other server? This should help clarify why cPanel detected a different environment on the other.

Thank you.
 

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I'm seeing the same thing on my two VPS boxes. I found a few posts like this one that make mention of it, but none of them have a solution. I'm in the process of moving from a managed solution to an unmanaged VPS, so I'm using a trial on the unmanaged box to make sure everything works. On my old (managed) box, the logo says VPS Optimized 3. On the new (unmanaged) box, it says Accelerated 2.

Old box:
/etc/redhat-release:CentOS release 5.10 (Final)
/usr/local/cpanel/version:11.42.1.20
/var/cpanel/envtype:xen hvm

New box:
/etc/redhat-release:CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
/usr/local/cpanel/version:11.44.0.17
/var/cpanel/envtype:xen hvm

For the life of me, I can't figure it out.
 

cPanelMichael

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I'm in the process of moving from a managed solution to an unmanaged VPS, so I'm using a trial on the unmanaged box to make sure everything works.
It's normal to see "Accelerated" in WHM when using a trial license. It should update to "VPS Optimized" after purchasing the license and updating cPanel.

Thank you.
 

tndrbx

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So is it not running the VPS Optimized edition of the software then? If not, how do I know from this trial that the software will perform similarly after I purchase a license?
 

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So is it not running the VPS Optimized edition of the software then? If not, how do I know from this trial that the software will perform similarly after I purchase a license?
Plans & Pricing | cPanel, Inc.

Licensing FAQ

Difference between cPanel/WHM® Dedicated and VPS licensing

  • cPanel/WHM® Dedicated: The standard version is designed to be installed on a full dedicated server, which allocates 100% of it’s hardware to the operations of that machine.
  • cPanel/WHM VPS: VPS Optimized 2 version is designed to be within an environment running such virtualization software as listed on: System Requirements | cPanel, Inc.. Both products have the same features, but the cPanel/WHM Optimized 2 version simply optimizes the install configuration to make the best use of memory and processors on a virtualized environment.
 

tndrbx

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Right, I'm aware of the differences between the two. But I wanted to run a trial of the VPS Optimized edition on my box to make sure it has the performance I need without being a resource hog. That's the part I needed to trial, not CPanel's features. I'm familiar with all that, I know that's what I need. So my question again, hoping someone can answer it without just copying and pasting an answer:

So is it not running the VPS Optimized edition of the software then? If not, how do I know from this trial that the software will perform similarly after I purchase a license?