Author: Tim Owens

Gathering Usage Data for Users

When evaluating the usage of your system there are key elements that may help you determine whether an account is “active” or not. This can be particularly important when setting up deprovisioning policies. While for some schools simply generating a list of graduate email addresses and requesting Reclaim Hosting process

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Purchasing an Additional Domain

This guide is for folks that want to register a new domain. If you’ve already registered your domain, click here. Schools may choose to offer the ability for students to purchase a domain through Reclaim Hosting directly for $15 annually and add it to their account. All billing for renewals

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Advanced User Analytics Tracking

A cPanel/WHM server does not by default track deep analytics on user activity, however it is possible to use a third party tool like Google Analytics (Web-based Third Party) or Matomo (a private application available in Installatron) to get greater insight into visitors and users of your Domain of One’s Own system.

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Detecting Activity through Server Statistics

A web server does not, by default, track analytical data about usage beyond very basic statistical use of resources. However this data alone can provide some insight into who is making use of the server and how. In this guide we will show you some options for finding data on

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List of Installations

Installatron, the script installer we use at Reclaim Hosting, keeps a database of all applications that have been installed on the server. Here’s how to access that for reporting: Access WHM and navigate to Installatron Application Installer. This is a similar interface to what you’d normally see as an end-user in

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Scalar

Back in February of 2015 I built a Scalar installer for Reclaim Hosting and through the assistance of Craig Dietrich who now works at Occidental College and is the lead developer of the project we’ve been able to push out regular updates to it. Scalar is a really interesting project in that

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Cleaning a Hacked WordPress Install

Not all WordPress hacks are equal, but understanding how the files that make up a WordPress install are organized will help with cleaning one up. So let’s look at the directory structure and break it down. Here we have a clean WordPress install that hasn’t yet been setup. I know

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Installatron Administration

Installatron provides a host options available to administrators of a server. In this guide we’ll look over some of the features and tools you can use, all of which are available within WHM under Plugins > Installatron Application Installer.   When you first access the administrative area you’ll notice that you

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Feature Manager

cPanel has a wide variety of tools available to end users to accomplish a range of things when managing a domain. However often this can be overwhelming to users who really just want to get a WordPress site up and running and could care less about the ability to setup

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Hosting Packages

A “Package” in WHM is a specific set of rules that define limits within a cPanel hosting account. A good example is when you may wish to restrict your users to 1GB of disk space, having that as a global option for the default package will help you do that.

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