Server Administration & Management

Preserving httpd.conf during EasyApache in cPanel

Issue : The apache configuration file (httpd.conf) has several custom entries which should not be over-written when an EasyApache is done for recompiling/adding a PHP/Apache extension.

Solution : Starting with cPanel 11.x, all the apache settings are also stored in a database and the configuration files
are recreated each time an account is added or a recompile is done.

1) To also save the changes in the database you will have to run:

# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/apache_conf_distiller –update

2) You can check to see if the changes were accepted and will not be discarded at the next apache recompile by running :

# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/build_apache_conf

November 3, 2011 Posted by | Apache, cPanel, Security | , , | Leave a comment