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Updates / Re: Updates are bad
« on: December 03, 2023, 05:44:37 PM »
If like me, after an update from CWP pro your Apache services or Nginx services wonít start and you look at the logs to find that port 80 canít be bound to and you get any of the following errors:

nginx/httpd problem (98)Address already in use, bind to :80/443 failed

yum remove httpd* cwp-httpd -y
yum install cwp-httpd -y

after that rebuild webserver config.

Addons / This is how to install Nextcloud in CWP
« on: October 02, 2023, 07:03:16 PM »
If you are looking to install Nextcloud in CWP this is how to do it.

Goto and select Nextcloud Server

Scroll down and click on "Community Project

click on the here link to download the Web Installer file

Upload the Nextcloud Web Installer file to your server in your home directory (Public_html)

Create a database for the domain you wish to install Nextcloud in. Do this in the CWP mysql manager panel... Don't forget to create a user and give them full rights.

Now go to the domain name that you uploaded the Nextcloud scrit to and type: yourdomain/setup-nextcloud.php and follow the instructions.
Remember not to choose SQL light!

That's it... Nextcloud installed in CWP

SSL / Re: only self signed certificates issued
« on: September 30, 2023, 02:12:47 PM »
Thanks for the reply.
Yes all firewalls have both ports open and nothing else is using port 80 or 443 other than CWP.

This may well be a Rocky Linux issue as I'm discovering that Apache is very, very sensitive to change. Turn on any settings for Mod security and Apache crashes and is very difficult to rebuild. Do any changes in Apache conf.d and Apache crashes, change main server from Apache to Apache and Nginx and Apache crashes.
Some of the domains I host have managed to get an ssl through auto ssl, and some simply won't, despite the fact that "A" records point to the server and dns is propagated weeks ago.

I've not had this problem before and all fingers point to Apache. This is the second Rocky Linux 8 build with similar problems.
I may revert to Centos 7 just to get the stability.
Anyone else had any issues with Apache  and Rocky Linux 8?

SSL / only self signed certificates issued
« on: September 29, 2023, 07:07:04 PM »
My hostname seems only to generate a self signed certificate. I've made sure the dns has propagated and that the hostname has a proper "A" record pointing to the server, so there really isn't any reason why I can't generate a ssl certificate when I click on "Change hostname"
I've changed the host name to another domain and that too generates a self signed certificate.
All of the ports are open in the firewall as well as port forwarded in the router
I'm running Rocky Linux 8 and everything seems ok,

Installation / Re: Reverse proxy?
« on: September 16, 2023, 07:27:47 PM »
Well I have to combine two servers to one location sharing a single public ip. I plan to virtualise CWP in a container and use a reverse proxy to serve all of the webservers and CWP on that physical server.

Installation / Reverse proxy?
« on: September 16, 2023, 05:11:17 PM »
Quick question as I can't see the answer or question in this forum or indeed on the net.
Cab I host CWP behind a reverse proxy?
Would that cause issues with CWP, like emails, domain and such like?

Installation / Virtual machine install with redirect issues
« on: November 20, 2022, 04:04:52 PM »
I have a few servers setup with just CWP installed and on a dedicated external ip for each.
I have to move one server and I have run out of server space on a few of the servers. So I thought why not install CWP as a VM and I can then move those accounts over to the VM version of CWP until the physical server is brought down and recommissioned.
So I'm running virtualisation (Proxmox 7) and have successfully installed a vm with Centos7 and CWP.
Because I have other dockers and vm's on that server I run Nginx Proxy Manager to deal with the incoming dns requests.
I think I've shot myself in the foot as if I allow NPM (Nginx Proxy Manager) to redirect external requests to the ip that CWP resides (the virtual machine) then I can't resolve requests within CWP like mail, ftp and so on as I guess Nginx within CWP isn't handling the proxies.
So I thought, why not forget NPM altogether but then any external request to CWP isn't forwarded on to CWP and you get nowhere.
Has anyone any idea how best to set up CWP independently to other resources so that dns requests can be handled by CWP?

Backup / remote backup advise
« on: July 12, 2022, 07:02:11 PM »
Hi guys,
I'm familiar with CWP and have been running the pro version for many years on Centos 7. At the moment I backup using the backup facilities in the web panel. I then ftp those backups to my workstation.
But now I need to do some housework and automate and secure backups. I say now, as before I used CWP for hobbies, but now I host some business websites.

I wanted to set up something like OpenMediaVault on a remote server and back up to that.
So I'm asking for suggestions based on peoples experiences.
I have my CWP at location "A" and that has a dedcated static ip. I say dedicated because the only server running on that ip address is CWP. I have a server at location "B" and that has a static ip, But I have already one server running on that ip so I have Nginx setup to reverse proxy. The backup server I want to build will probably be virtualise to get the best of the hardware, perhaps running dockers or something.

What would you suggest, or use to do this?

CentOS 7 Problems / session token expired, please reload the page
« on: May 08, 2022, 05:57:51 PM »
I have a couple of customers who have this error message pop up and they cannot log in to their accounts.
The error message is:
session token expired, please reload the page
My server is configured as follows:
Webserver Nginx and Apache
Nginx and Apache running on default templates and both running 7.3 FPM with default templates and forced for Apache

Domain server configuration is 7.3 fpm and all templates set to default

Mod Security is set to Combo WAF (V1.223) and process all rules

There is no cron job set to clear server cache

The customers are having problems logging in to a Wordpress site running Woocommerce
Wordpress version 5.9.3 and Woocommerce 6.4.1
I'm not running any pluging cache, so the only cache is server side
The site does have an htaccess file (used mostly for Yoast)
And site wide the security is handled by Wordfence Pro v7.5.9

Customers are reporting that if the refresh the browser after having the error, they still cannot log in or enter address details. Some have cleared cache on their devices and some have tried other browsers, but still get the error.
This suggests to me that this is server side and probably a misconfiguration with cache and security.

Anyone have any idea where I should start with this please. I'd be very grateful for any help.

Other / Re: Nginx-Apache-WP Rocket
« on: January 08, 2022, 08:42:58 PM »
Sound advice, you've been very helpful. Thanks again  :)

Other / Re: Nginx-Apache-WP Rocket
« on: January 08, 2022, 08:13:40 PM »
Thanks that's really helpful.

I did have the server setup for Varnish, but have just set back to Nginx-Apache because, as you said, it was too aggressive. Fast!, but way too volatile.
I'm using PHP-FPM 7.3 and wondered what advantage php 8 might bring to the table.

Other / Nginx-Apache-WP Rocket
« on: January 08, 2022, 07:17:14 PM »
I'm just after a general opinion from anyone who may have run a mix like Nginx and Apache with a Wordpress plugin WP Rocket.
I'm asking as I get a little volatile response from cache now and then and find that I have to clear cache on server side as well as plugin often.
My knowledge of server side caching is limited and I'm keen not to be overdoing the cache setup.
Is there a better way... or is the setup I have ok?

CentOS 7 Problems / Re: Too many 301 redirects
« on: July 02, 2021, 08:50:26 PM »
Have you checked if the domain is set to redirect -
Thanks for the reply.
I did discover that my domain register was redirecting the domain after all. They said they do it for dormant domains and then redirect to their advertising site... Bit of a cheek and I didn't have any control over the redirects so I had to be polite.
needless to say, I've moved.
I do really appreciate your reply I was pulling my hair out to be honest.

CentOS 7 Problems / Too many 301 redirects
« on: July 01, 2021, 02:49:32 PM »
Just wondering if anyone could help me with this.
I have a domain that until recently I only used for emails. Today I decided to place a website on the domain but before I could do so I found that all the browsers i visited tells me that the domain has too many 301 redirects.
Right now there is no htaccess files anywhere. I've rebuilt Apache, cleared cache on browser as well as CWP. Checked with the domain register to make sure no redirects have ever been put in place.

So as I can't find any reason for the 301 redirects, could this account have a malware infection? Or could there be another reason.
I do have other accounts hosted on CWP (about 12) and none of them are effected.

CSF Firewall / Re: My firewall is off and i can't turn it on
« on: July 26, 2020, 07:49:29 PM »
If you have a dynamic IP address at your client machine (home PC/laptop) then sign up for a dynamic IP service (ex. Add this new FQDN to /etc/csf/csf.dyndns. Then set CSF DYNDNS_IGNORE=1 and DYNDNS_INTERVAL=600 - you'll not get locked out again.

A reboot is normal, when (re)installing a firewall due to the low-level interaction with the kernel and iptables.

I have static ip's but that is good advise for others should they have dynamic ip's. I never got locked out of the firewall as I added the static ip's of my locations to the list. CSF was just being a bit stubborn ;)

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