VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Easy Apache
This article will explain how to use EasyApache to recompile Apache. This is useful if you want to add custom modules to your version of PHP or Apache.
The information below assumes your server is using EasyApache 4. Some older servers may still be running EasyApache 3, which is no longer receiving updates. If you cannot access the EasyApache 4 section of WHM, please contact support, and we will be happy to help upgrade your server to EasyApache 4.
You will need to be able to log in to WHM on your server. This requires knowing the root password for your server. If you don't know the root password or haven't set one up, please, see Log in to WHM.
- Log in to the WHM by going to yourdomain.com/whm in a browser. Replace yourdomain.com with your domain.
- Once you get to the login page, enter your username and password.
- The username will be root.
- Password will be the root password for your server. If you don't know the root password or haven't set one up, please, see Log in to WHM.
- If this is your first time logging into the WHM, you may see a page titled Feature Showcase. Click on Exit to WHM at the bottom of the page.
The Feature Showcase page with Exit to WHM was spotlighted.
Once you are logged into the WHM, you need to go to Easy Apache.
- Type Easy into the search box on the left side of the WHM.
- Click EasyApache4 in the search results.
- Give it a moment to load your profile. Once loaded, click the Customize button for the Currently Installed Packages block.
- The EasyApache profile page will show.
Once you have accessed EasyApache and chosen a profile, you can select your build options. Each section provides access to a set of toggle switches used to enable that option. You can skip one or more sections and go straight to the Review step at any point. Most sections have a search bar at the top to allow you to find the specific option you need.
Apache Multi-Processing Modules (MPM) determine how Apache will listen to the network and accept and handle website requests. For example, the Worker MPM turns Apache into a multi-process, multi-threaded web server, where each process has multiple threads.
This section allows modules to be added or removed from Apache (the webserver process).
This controls the versions of PHP that are available on your server. Once a version has been installed, it can be applied to a particular domain through WHM in the Software > MultiPHP Manager section. On selection, you'll be asked whether to install just the default version or the version plus the extensions the system detects as active on other installed PHP versions. Generally, choosing the latter would be recommended.
Additional PHP extensions can be added here. Note that these are for a particular PHP version: if you have multiple versions of PHP active on your server, you may need to install the extension for each version. You can use the checkboxes at the top to filter for extensions on a specific version or versions of PHP.
Ruby Via Passenger
This can be used to install Ruby on the server. However, support does not offer any detailed help with Ruby applications beyond this initial installation.
This can be used to install Tomcat and Node.js. However, please note that support does not offer detailed help with these applications beyond the initial installation.
Finally, this will show you the packages you have selected for installation onto the server and packages that will be removed, and ones that will not be changed. If necessary, you can still go back and make any changes to these. When you are ready to proceed, click the Provision button at the bottom of the screen.
Depending on the options and the CPU, the rebuild can take up to 45 minutes, though it can only take a minute or two for smaller changes, such as adding a PHP module. Once finished, you'll have the PHP version and other selected options added to your server.