Awstat icon not displaying in cPanel.

AWStats is an acronym for Advanced Web Statistics. It displays traffic statistics to your website in other words who is accessing your website, from what part, how many visits exactly similar to google analytics. The information is displayed in graphs and tables, and divided into monthly, daily, and hourly averages.

In order to access AWStats from the cPanel, you are provided with an icon in your cPanel interface.

But sometimes what happens an icon for the awstat is missing from your cPanel. This problem can not be fixed right from your cPanel interface and you need to have a root access to the server to execute following command.

/scripts/runweblogs username

cPanel Error from park wrapper: domain.com is owned by another user.

If you are getting the above error then just remove the domain.com entries from the below files :

check the zone file of the domain whether it is exist or not.

/var/cpanel/users/username

/scripts/updateuserdomains

/var/named/domain.db

/etc/named.conf

/usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

/etc/localdomains

/etc/userdomains

/etc/trueuserdomains

/etc/trueuserowners

/etc/valiases/domain.com

/etc/vdomainaliases/domain.com

/etc/vfilters/domain.com

And if still doesn’t help then try enabling this option from WHM

Main >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings

Allow Creation of Parked/Addon Domains that are not registered

and then edit the cpanel.config file
===========================
root@server[#] vi /var/cpanel/cpanel.config
autocreateaentries=0
:wq!
===========================

How to secure your WordPress website

WordPress a number one open source CMS out there especially used by blogger to publish their content online. A wordpress is popular because of its number of rich features, many available plugins, widgets, thousands of theme, easy to manager interface. As per wikipedia, until April 2013, version 3.5 had been downloaded over 18 million times that shows how much wordpress is popular. As every coin has two sides there are some security breaches too found in wordpress blog. Its most targeted CMS by hackers.

Here I am listing some few points that would certainly enhance security of the wordpress.

1. To be started with, always keep your wordpress up to date. As wordpress developers always fix vulnerbility present in older version it is always best course of action to get wordpress updated to latest version. You can always see notifications in admin area to get updated.
2. Always disable ‘display error’ directive of php so in case any error presnt in your wordpress installation it will not be exposed to world.
3. Always change admin user name to something different. The easiest way to do this is create a new user account in WordPress (give it admin access). Then login with that username and delete your old account
4. It is often observed that hackers gain access to the wordpress by uploading a shell to the root directory. So your best bet is to set following settings in php.ini

file_uploads = Off (If you don’t want file upload, then make it off)
safe_mode = On

5. Make sure your local machine is not infected by means of sort of virus. You need to scan it periodically and remove if any threat exists. A best course of action is to install powerful antivirus.
6. Make sure you delete all unwanted themes and plugin.
7. Do not install any plugin that is new out there. Make sure a plugin has good reviews and not vulnerble.
8. Always take daily offsite backup in case of anything goes wrong.
9. Make sure you have not setup 777 permission to any files or folders.

You can read following official tutorial provided by wordpress to secure your wordpress installation.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

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