Beginner user WHM/Cpanel/PhpMysql knowledge only

Jamie Dolan jamiedolan at
Sun Dec 2 01:23:32 UTC 2012

> Im curious about nginx because im dedicated to making this site the fastest
> and easiest to use, but it also needs to handle high volumes of traffic -
> eg
> if we get some good press and our traffic explodes, the server needs to be

able to handle it. By explode I mean a few hundred requests a second.

If your really going to get that level of traffic you probably don't want
this running on a cpanel box(s), due to the cpanel overhead.   Cpanel is
very useful when you need to support hosting space for clients or need a
very easy setup.

My server admin experience is basic ssh, WHM/Cpanel/Phpmyadmin - is there a
> similar setup for nginx in terms of creating hosting accounts on the
> server,
> setting up zone files, email addresses, mysql users, db's etc?

A third party maintains a plugin for Nginx that works with Cpanel:

> And what about security? Is there a mod_security or similar?

The Cpanel & Nginxcp setup is very easy and the author of nginxcp seems to
keep it up to date from what i've seen.  If your site grows beyond that you
may want to think about hiring someone to help you or getting setup with
managed hosting.

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