Common cPanel Commands List


Most Common Linux Cpanel Commands for Server Admins & Cpanel Users .


Limit webuser resources (cpu / memory / etc):


vi /etc/security/limits.conf


Edit mysql configuration file:

vi /etc/my.cnf


Edit php.ini:

vi /etc/php.ini


Update Awstats and Webalizer for a certain user:

/scripts/runweblogs username


Set all files in a directory recursively to secure permissions. Never do at root level.

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;


This corrects file owerships for webusers:

/scripts/chownpublichtmls


Update cPanel via command line:

/scripts/upcp


Edit root cron jobs command line:

crontab -e


Change default linux editor (I selected VI):

VISUAL=vi;export VISUAL;EDITOR=vi;export EDITOR;


Edit commands to run at boot time:

vi /etc/rc.local


Fix cPanel license after hostname change (I run at boot time):

/usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt


Clone directory to another directory (Permissions and all):

rsync -rHDgopt --progress /sourcedirectory/* /destinationdirectory


Backup only php files recursively and retain directory structure:

find . -name '*.php' | xargs tar -rf BACKUP.tar;


Import large SQL files faster:

mysql -u db_user_here -p'db_pass_here' db_name_here < Name_Of_Backup_File.sql


Export large SQL files faster:

mysqldump -u db_user -p'db_pass' db_name > Name_Of_Backup_File.sql

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