How To Install Let's Encrypt On WHM AutoSSL

WHM generally has AutoSSL provided by cPanel (powered by Sectigo) setup as the default SSL certificate provider. We’ve found the default cPanel SSL to be a bit problematic with renewals and wanted to switch to LetsEncrypt. How to install & enable Let’s Encrypt for AutoSSL on WHM In WHM, check Manage AutoSSL in case Let’s

How To Redirect HTTP To HTTPS With htaccess

On a site I run, we were occasionally having issues with the way plugins were redirecting HTTP requests to HTTPS. We were trying to get the most speed out of the site and they were causing load on the database checking whether they should redirect. We only had cPanel access, so I did it through

How To Move MariaDB Database Files After Upgrading Version

I just upgraded from MariaDB 10.1.x to 10.6.x and wanted to move some of my old databases over to the new version. Typically you would use a database dump or the MariaDB upgrade wizard, but none of those would work for me. I’m also running it on a Windows 10 machine, so a lot of

How To Find Which WordPress Database Belongs To Your Website

When you have multiple websites installed on your hosting account, it can be tricky to track which database belongs to which WordPress installation. Given that most of the unique information belonging to a website lives in the database, you don’t want to accidentally edit the wrong one. To find which WordPress database belongs to your

How To Create A New WordPress Admin User In phpMyAdmin

Sometimes a client will give you cPanel access to a WordPress website, but not the login details for an admin. Other times, you might find yourself locked out of WordPress, or the site got hacked and the password changed. Whatever the reason, you might need to manually create a new admin user through the database.

How To Show Hidden Files In cPanel (Like .htaccess)

Every WordPress installation has at least one “dotfile” called .htaccess. Files usually have a file name, then an ending, like index.php. But .htaccess is just the ending. By default, cPanel’s File Manager doesn’t show dotfiles. You have to change a setting so that you can see them. To show hidden files in cPanel like .htaccess,

How To Install PHP Zip On WHM

I was playing around with converting a WordPress site to a static html site and ran into a “WARNING: ZIP extension mission” message when I tried to use zip. After some digging around, I realised I needed to install PHP zip. This is a server on which I have WHM, so I’ll go through how

How To Add An A Record To A Domain

The basic setup of most WordPress websites is: A Domain registered at somewhere like GoDaddy or Namecheap Hosting at somewhere like WPEngine or Hostgator WordPress installed on the hosting There are two main ways of connecting the domain and the hosting. You could: Set the A Record at the domain registrar to point to the

How To Clear The Cache In WordPress

We use caching on most websites to help the user experience. Caching saves a copy of images, css etc so it doesn’t need to be fetched every time. It’s great when everything is running normally, but can be annoying when you’re trying to change the design. For someone who works in IT, the default first

How To Edit Files Through FTP

Every web developer should be able to use FTP to edit files. FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. As the name suggests, it’s a way of transferring files between servers, or between a server and your computer. You may be familiar with HTTP, which stands for “HyperText Transfer Protocol”. That’s how you’re reading this page