Tag Archives: cpanel

Fix Munin MySQL Graphs on cPanel

If you have setup munin-node on a cPanel server it’s possible that your MySQL graphs stop updating at sometime, or don’t even generate from the beginning.

To fix, edit the following file:


And make sure that the mysql section contains the following:

user root
group wheel
env.mysqladmin /usr/bin/mysqladmin
env.mysqlopts --defaults-extra-file=/root/.my.cnf

Monitoring bind/named with Munin on cPanel DNS Only

Last night I attempted to get named monitoring working with Munin on my two cPanel DNS Only boxes. Named is actually the most important service to monitor on a DNS Only box so in my opinion it should be enabled by default when you install Munin via WHM.
The whole process was actually really straightforward and the only thing I had to do was to apply a set of Debian instructions I found here, on CentOS. Here’s how you can install Munin and setup named monitoring Continue reading

How to: Install and Configure PPTP VPN on a cPanel server

This tutorial will show you how to easily install and configure a PPTP VPN server on a cPanel (RHEL/CentOS) server. A VPN server can be used to access geographically restricted websites if your cPanel server is located in a non-restricted country. Also you can use it to encrypt your data connection between your computer and cPanel server if for example you’re connected to a public WiFi hotspot and want to visit your web-banking account. Continue reading