/usr/bin/crontab permissions are wrong (6755)

While adding a cron job from cPanel, you may see an error message as /usr/bin/crontab permissions are wrong (6755). Please set to 4755. The reason is quite simple, the “crontab” executable have incorrect permissions as stated in the error message. The permissions of /usr/bin/crontab should be 4755. root@server [~]# ls […]

CPanel EXIM error – remote_smtp defer (111): Connection refused

On a cPanel dedicated server, exim was unable to deliver emails and all the emails were stuck in mail queue. Here what we found in the exim_mainlog 2009-03-22 03:46:04 H=localhost (Server-IP) [] Warning: Sender rate 0.0 / 1h 2009-03-22 03:46:04 1LlJJk-0003cX-HY <= H=localhost (Server-IP) [] P=esmtpa S=798 id=1853. […]

[WARNING] Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted.

Your Ftp server rejects your access to the server on providing the username and do not prompt for a password as well and you may see the following error in the your server logs: Jan 10 11:22:33 mai1 pure-ftpd: (?@xx.xx.xx.xx) [WARNING] Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted on this server. […]

tailwatchd failed: A restart was attempted automagically

An email from a cPanel server with the “tailwatchd failed” warning message indicates that either the cpanel service is offline/down OR the cpanel service was restarted. The complete message looks like the following: tailwatchd failed @ Tue Jan 1 00:00:00 2010. A restart was attempted automagically Service Check Method: [check […]

cPanel domain Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

The message “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded” is received on accessing a website when it exceeds the allotted bandwidth for the domain. Bandwidth Limit Exceeded The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later. Apache/2.2.13 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.7a PHP/5.2.9 […]