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cpanel update error
PHP zip module is required by many popular scripts and plugins. Here is how you can install it on a cPanel server.

Step 1

Login in WHM as root user.


Step 2

Navigate to:

WHM Home >> Software >> EasyApache

Step 3

Click settings icon of your current profile.

Step 4

Select Apache version and click Next Step button.

Step 5

On next page click Exhaustive Options List button located at bottom of the page.

Step 6

Select Zip and click Save and Build button.

Step 7

The process of rebuilding may take 10-30 minutes. Once it has completed it will automatically restart Apache with PHP Zip module installed on server.

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cpanel-paper-lantern theme

In this small tutorial, I will explain how to show hidden files like .htaccess file in cPanel file manager under paper lantern theme.

Step 1

Login in cPanel and click File Manager to open file manager.

Step 2

In File Manager, Click Settings button located in top right corner. This will open settings popup window.

Step 3

On popup windows, check Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) and save. Done!!

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Wordpress security
I have found that lots of WordPress websites gets regular wp-login.php brute force attack. This also causes high CPU and memory usage on server. We highly recommend WordPress websites administrator to change wp-login.php url to improve security.

In this tutorial I will explain how to change wp-login.php to wp-login-new.php (You can choose any other name).

Step 1

Open wp-login.php file in any text editor. Find and replace all wp-login.php to wp-login-new.php.
Save the file and close it.

Step 2

Rename wp-login.php file to wp-login-new.php

Step 3

Create a new blank file and name it as wp-login.php

Step 4

Open .htaccess file located in public_html directory and add following code at the top.

ErrorDocument 401 default

Now your WordPress login url will be:

And file will open a blank page. Thus will not cause server load.

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cpanel update error
If you are getting following warning mail message from your cPanel server

Cpanel update failure in upcp
Running `/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/updatenow –upcp –log=/var/cpanel/updatelogs/update.1434952321.log` failed, exited with code 29 (signal = 0)

Cpanel update failure during updatenow

An error was detected which prevented updatenow from completing normally.
Please review the enclosed log for further details

[20150622.015201] Detected version ‘’ from version file.
[20150622.015201] Running version ‘’ of updatenow.
[20150622.015600] Using mirror ‘’ for host ‘’.
[20150622.015706] Using mirror ‘’ for host ‘’.
[20150622.020037] Using mirror ‘’ for host ‘’.
[20150622.020042] ***** FATAL: Unable to retrieve tier version info: Interrupted system call
[20150622.020042] The Administrator will be notified to review this output when this script completes
[20150622.020042] E Detected events which require user notification during updatenow. Will send iContact the log

Follow below steps to solve it.
Step 1:
Login to your server via SSH as user root.

Step 2:
Run following commands

/scripts/autorepair fix_duplicate_cpanel_rpms
/scripts/upcp --force

Step 3:
The above commands will update cPanel to latest stable version. After update is completed, login in WHM as root to check if everything is fine.


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