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For cPanel & WHM 54

(Home >> Server Configuration)

The Server Configuration section of WHM allows you to configure your server beyond the settings that you specified with the Initial Setup Wizard  interface the first time that you logged in.

  • Basic cPanel & WHM Setup — This interface allows you to configure basic options for cPanel & WHM (for example, contact information or nameservers).
  • Change Root Password — This interface allows you to change your server's root password without the old root password.
  • CloudLinux LVE Manager — This interface displays CPU usage, memory usage, and entry processes information for accounts that your server hosts. For more information, read CloudLinux's™ LVE Manager documentation.


    This interface only displays for root users and root-enabled resellers on servers that use the CloudLinux operating system.

  • Initial Quota Setup — This interface scans your server to confirm that it uses disk quotas on the directories in which your cPanel users store their files.


    • Servers that use the XFS® filesystem and run CentOS 7, CloudLinux™ 7, or Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 require additional actions for quotas to function properly:
      • WHM Interface — After you enable quotas in WHM's Initial Setup Wizard interface and the system performs the necessary configuration changes, a button appears in the top right corner of the WHM interface. You must click this button to reboot the system. After the system reboots, a quota scan runs in the background to complete the process.
      • Command Line — Run the /scripts/fixquotas script and then reboot the server.
      • Manually via the Command Line — For instructions on how to perform the /scripts/fixquotas script's actions manually, read the Red Hat XFS  and XFS Quota Management  documentation.
      If you have enabled Quota System Administration notifications, the system sends notifications when it is ready to reboot and when the quota scan finishes and quotas are functional.
    • CloudLinux 7 updates may break quotas. For this reason, after each CloudLinux 7 update, you must run the /scripts/fixquotas script and then reboot the server.

  • Server Time — This interface allows you to set your server's time zone and synchronize its time with the time server.


    Your server's time must synchronize with the time server for your cPanel license to work. 

  • Tweak Settings — This interface allows you to configure settings for cPanel, WHM, and the associated services.
  • Update Preferences — This interface allows you to define an update configuration for cPanel & WHM. For example, specify whether you want to update your server automatically or manually.