Important cPanel Scripts and Uses

Important cPanel Scripts and Uses

Important cPanel Scripts and Uses

After the installation of cPanel/WHM, the cPanel provided scripts become available in your server’s “/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/” directory. You can run a cPanel script by entering its location on the command line.

# /usr/local/cpanel/script/upcp   –   To upgrade cPanel.

# /scripts/adduser wheel1 /home wheel@123 –  To add a wheel user.

# /scripts/mysqladduserdb mysqluser password  –  To add a mysql user.

# /scripts/cphulkdwhitelist IP-ADDRESS  –  To whitelist an IP in Cphulkd.

# /scripts/cphulkdblacklist IP-ADDRESS  –  To blacklist an IP in Cphulkd.

# /scripts/killacct username  –  To terminate a cPanel account.

# /scripts/suspendacct username  –  To suspend an account.

# /scripts/unsuspendacct username  – To unsuspend an account.

# /scripts/editquota username 512M  – To edit the cPanel user quota.


Service Management:


You can replace any of the * symbol with any of the below mentioned services

eg: /scripts/restartsrv_apache

Apache – To restart Apache Web Server.

BIND – To restart the Bind nameserver software.

chkservd     – To restart cPanle’s Tail Watch log processing service.

clamd         – To restart the ClamAV antivirus software.

courier      – To restart the Courier mail server.

cpdavd      – To restarts cPanel’s WebDAV server.

cphulkd     –  To restart cPHulk.

cpsrvd       –   To restart the cpsrvd daemon.

crond         –    To restart the crond daemon.

dovecot      –    To restart the Dovecot mail server.

exim           –     To restart the Exim mail exchanger.

ftpd         –  To restart the configured FTP service (ProFTPd or Pure-FTPd).

httpd            –      To restart the Apache web server.

imap              –     To restart the IMAP server (Courier or Dovecot).

inetd          –   To restart the super-server daemon that manages Internet.

ipaliases          –    To restart the IP address aliasing software.

mailman            –    To restart Mailman.

mydns                – To restart the MyDNS server.

mysql                –  To restart the MySQL database server.

named               –   To restart the BIND nameserver software.

postgres            –   To restart the PostgreSQL database service.

proftpd              –  To restart the ProFTPd server daemon.

pureftpd            –   To restart the Pure-FTPd server daemon.

spamd               –   To restart the Apache SpamAssassin daemon.

sshd                   –  To restart the Secure shell daemon.

tailwatchd           –  To restart cPanel’s TailWatch log processing service.

tomcat                 –   To restart the Apache Tomcat service.


# /scripts/realperlinstaller   –  To install CPAN/perl modules extensions.

# /scripts/phpextensionmgr –  To install PHP extensions.







The above mentioned are some of the available PHP extensions. To install an extension   use the exact name.

eg : /scripts/phpextensionmgr install IonCubeLoader  – To install an extension.

#/scripts/phpextensionmgr uninstall IonCubeLoader – To uninstall an extension.

# /scripts/installruby  –  To install Ruby.

# /scripts/convert2courier  – To switch to Courier IMAP server.

# /scripts/convert2dovecot – To switch to Dovecot IMAP server.

# /scripts/gencrt  –  To generate CSR and Certificate file.

# /scripts/ipusage – To check the usage of IP addresses.

# /scripts/restorepkg  –  To restore backup

# /scripts/whoowns  –  To know the cPanel username of a domain.

# /scripts/updateuserdomains  –  To update the user:owner and user:domain tables  stored in /etc/userdomains and /etc/trueuser(owner, domains)

# /scripts/pkgacct  –  To genarate the backup of a cPanel account.

# /scripts/migrate_ea3_to_ea4 –run  –  To upgrade EasyApache3 to EasyApache4

# /scripts/migrate_ea3_to_ea4 –revert –run  – To downgrade  EasyApache4 to EasyApache3.

Please do reach our support department if you need any further help.

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