Seemab Saleem

Linux Server Administrator, Web Hosting engineer. I'm dealing with Linux servers since 2014. I started this blog to share the work i love with the world . let me know if you need any assistance. Thanks!!

Location of Configuration Files for common opensource scripts

Server admins often need to check configuration files of opensource software’s while providing support. If you are not sure where your configuration file is, check the following list of different scripts to find its location:   4Images Gallery /config.php B2 Evolution /conf/_basic_config.php Boonex Dolphin /inc/ Concrete5 /site/config.php Coppermine Photo Gallery /include/ Crafty Syntax Live Help […]

cPanel Login

cPanel Login

cPanel is a web hosting account management tool available on all Linux hosting plans. You will not have a separate cPanel or separate login credentials for addon, Parked and subdomains, those domains can be accessed by logging in to your main cPanel . Your cPanel login URL is The username and password to log […]

MySQL- Connect Your Database Remotely

MySQL- Connect Your Database Remotely

For a client programme to be able to get connected with MySQL server,It must use proper connection string,which includes server host name and your database username and password. Some applications such as WordPress, Joomla and WHMCS generally have a default configuration file which you can easily override with your own specific values. Below is the […]

How to Backup and Restore cPanel Account via SSH

It is very necessary to do a backup of your content on regular basis at least once in a week.Cpanel provides great script to make cpanel backup very easy. Commands like pkgacct is largely used for backing up cpanel hosting accounts and restorepkg for restoring cpanel accounts via the SSH. To create the backup of […]

Disable cPHulk from ssh

If you are unable to access your WHM due to cphulk. you may still be able to SSH to your server. Once you are login into your server as a root use the following commands to disable cPHulk: /usr/local/cpanel/etc/init/stopcphulkd /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cphulk_pam_ctl –disable After these steps  if cPanel will be restarted, cPhulkd will be on.      

Handling “access to path is denied” errors in IIS / Plesk

Error: Access to the path ‘C:\Inetpub\vhosts\\httpdocs\ProductImages\Matrimonial_Grooms_nothing_8FE9D5F472.jpg’ is denied There can be many reasons for “Error: access to path is denied” but the most common one is the directory where you are trying to upload do not have write permissions. Make sure the folder where you are trying to upload files have the necessary rights to […]

Configure Outlook Express

1- From menu bar, click Tools > Account 2- next click Add > Mail 3- Enter the required info when asked POP3: SMTP: Account Name: email user name (If your hosting is windows-based, please enter complete email address here) Password: your password 4- Click the email account you just created > click servers […]

Executing in an invalid environment for the supplied user

In WHM/Cpanel, the error [box style=’error’]Executing in an invalid environment for the supplied user [/box] occurs when hosted site is using third party DNS and pointing to wrong IP (a working IP on your server but not the one where domain is hosted). You will need to either point the the domain to correct IP or […]

Disabling an email account in cPanel/WHM

How will a specific email account be disabled temporarily through cPanel? For the time being there’s no direct option in cPanel for this.This feature may be available at a later stage. However, we’ll do it by modifying a number of entries via SSH. Comment out the entries associated with the actual email account within the […]

MSSQL server error 916

MSSQL server error 916

Last days I have an issue that I could not resolve for 2 days.It is lastly settled with the help of MS. I assumed that i should publish it online in hopes that it’ll facilitate some other to resolve it. Sometimes when we try to connect database through the MSSQL Server management studio 2008 we […]