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CPanel Specific issues and commands

Create a WHM root user login URL bypassing all forms of front end auth must have ssh access

whmapi1 create_user_session user=root service=whostmgrd | grep url | sed -e "s/$(/bin/hostname)/$(cat /var/cpanel/mainip)/g" | awk '{print $2}'

CPanel as well just replace $cpuser

whmapi1 create_user_session user=$cpuser service=cpaneld locale=en | grep url | sed -e "s/$(/bin/hostname)/$(cat /var/cpanel/mainip)/g" | awk '{print $2}'

if you see ioncube loader error with softaculous that states The ioncube loader needs to be installed and a php -m shows it is set the loader in WHM Tweak settings PHP section

Counter datafile "/var/cpanel/Counters"

quick bash to find overquota mailboxes, makes the assumption that any subfolders are under the inbox

for maildirsizefile in $(find /home/*/mail/ -mindepth 2 -name 'maildirsize' ); do maildirsize=$(cat $maildirsizefile | sed 's/,0C//' ); UNLIMITED='2147483647C'; Q=$(echo $maildirsize | awk '{print $1}'| sed 's/S//' ); CUR=$(echo $maildirsize | awk '{print $2}' ); if $Q != $UNLIMITED  ; then if $CUR -gt $Q ; then echo $maildirsizefile OVERQUOTA ; fi ; fi; done

Find a count of all domains on the server including addon domains

find /var/cpanel/userdata/ -type f | xargs grep documentroot | awk -F":" '{print$1}' | egrep -v "(cache|SSL|nobody)"  | awk -F'/' '{print $6}' |awk -F"\." '{print $(NF-1)"."$NF}' | uniq | wc -l

Fixquotas didnt fix mail quotas

Default mail account not updating even with fixquotas

/scripts/generate_maildirsize --confirm --allaccounts --verbose CPANELUSERNAME


Removing an addon domain

Ever tried removing an addon domain and recreating it only to see:

already exists in the userdata

This can be a bit tricky as there are a few locations that this is stored within cpanel. Try the following:

First ensure all DNS records are removed within the main cpanel DNS zonefile that reference the addon domain. Then look further via ssh:

grep /var/cpanel/users/*
grep -R /var/cpanel/userdata/*

Also look within the main users userdata folder:

grep /var/cpanel/userdata/USERNAME/main

Also try looking in /etc/named.conf

Remove all instances of the addon domain and see if any are left with the following

whmapi1 domainuserdata

If not success.jpg then run the following:

/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf ; service httpd restart

If this does not fix the issue you may need to recursively grep for the domain name within /var/cpanel however this provides plenty of results that dont really matter as they are not creating the issue that prevents adding this again like autossl and cache info.