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How to rename package names on cPanel server

Many time we like to rename package name for our hosting accounts but as hosting account is assigned to large number of user and we can’t reassign package one by one to all users as its time consuming process at that time we can refer following steps to secure time. First login in to shell as root user.

# cd /var/cpanel/packages/

Now rename package for test purpose, we are renaming test_test package to test_support package.

# mv test_test test_support

Now make sure that you reassign package to your users who are currently using test_test package.

# cd /var/cpanel/users

Now search users who are currently using test_test package.

# grep test_test * -R
admin12:PLAN=test_test
test12:PLAN=test_test

Now simply run following command to replace all instance for test_test package in users file with new package name test_support

# grep test_test * -R -l > rename-packages

The above command will store all users name who currently using test_test package in rename-packages file.

# cat rename-packages
admin12
test12

Now create new file packages.sh with the following code.

# vi packages.sh
===================================
#!/bin/sh
dir=”/var/cpanel/users/”
fstr=”test_test”
rstr=”test_support”
exec 3<&0
exec 0<”/var/cpanel/users/rename-packages”
while read LINE ; do
sed -i “s/$fstr/$rstr/” “$LINE”
done
===================================
Set executable permission to file packages.sh file

#chmod 755 packages.sh

Before running packages.sh file check one of the users file and check package name.

# cat admin12
# cPanel — If you edit this file directly you must run /scripts/updateuserdomains afterwards to rebuild the system caches
BWLIMIT=unlimited
CONTACTEMAIL=
CONTACTEMAIL2=
DEMO=0
DNS=server.com
FEATURELIST=default
HASCGI=1
IP=xx.xx.xx.xx
LANG=english
LOCALE=en
MAXADDON=5
MAXFTP=0
MAXLST=0
MAXPARK=0
MAXPOP=0
MAXSQL=0
MAXSUB=0
MTIME=1283914039
MXCHECK-server.com=0
OWNER=root
PLAN=test_test
RS=x3
STARTDATE=1269778722
USER=admin12

Now run file packages.sh

# ./packages.sh

After running packages.sh file you can check user file name and found out that package name is changed.

# cat admin12
# cPanel — If you edit this file directly you must run /scripts/updateuserdomains afterwards to rebuild the system caches
BWLIMIT=unlimited
CONTACTEMAIL=
CONTACTEMAIL2=
DEMO=0
DNS=server.com
FEATURELIST=default
HASCGI=1
IP=xx.xx.xx.xx
LANG=english
LOCALE=en
MAXADDON=5
MAXFTP=0
MAXLST=0
MAXPARK=0
MAXPOP=0
MAXSQL=0
MAXSUB=0
MTIME=1283914039
MXCHECK-server.com=0
OWNER=root
PLAN=test_support
RS=x3
STARTDATE=1269778722
USER=admin12

Note: The above steps useful to rename packages for users , it will not change any value like addon , parked domain limit etc.

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December 20, 2011 - Posted by | cPanel | ,

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