Important services and its configuration files in cPanel



Here are the some important services on cPanel based server and with its respective configuration file and port number that service uses.


The cpanel configuration file

Configuration file : cpanel.config
Path : /var/cpanel/cpanel.config
Service : cpanel

Apache – The web server

Default Port : #80
Configuration file : httpd.conf
Path : /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf Or /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
Service : httpd

Exim – The mail server

Configuration file : exim.conf
Path : /etc/exim.conf
Service : exim

Bind – The name server

Default Port : 53
Configuration file : named.conf
Path : /etc/named.conf
Service : named
DB location : /var/named

FTP server

Default Port : 20, 21
Configuration file : proftpd.conf
Path : /etc/proftpd.conf
Service : proftpd


Default Port : 20, 21
Configuration file : pure-ftpd.conf
Path : /etc/pure-ftpd.conf
Service : pure-ftpd


Default Port : 3306
Configuration file : my.cnf
Path : /etc/my.cnf
Service : mysql


Configuration file : php.ini
Path : /usr/local/lib/php.ini (php –ini : to find conf location)

Networking Setup

/etc/hosts – Host entries
/etc/resolv.conf – Resolver Configuration
/etc/nameserverips – Nameserver IPs

clamav – The antivirus configuration file

Configuration file : clamav.conf
Path : /etc//etc/clamav.conf
Service : clamd



Important services and its configuration files in cPanel, Hostripples Web Hosting
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