Basics: EasyApache

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  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: WHM/cPanel access


EasyApache is a tool built into your WHM/cPanel server in order to make update and configure your Apache server. Using EasyApache through WHM is generally user-friendly and just requires the use of your mouse to select through the appropriate menus. The following guide will provide a basic overview on how you can use EasyApache.

EasyApache 3

  1. Log into WHM.
  2. On the left-side menu, look for Software >> EasyApache 3.


  3. Great! You should now be in EasyApache!
  4. Locate the profile that is set as DEFAULT. This is the active configuration that is being used for your server. To make updates to this configuration, click on the gear.png icon.


Apache Version

This will allow you to alter your Apache version (if applicable). To continue, click on Next Step.



This will allow you to select your PHP build. Any versions which are "END OF LIFE" will be marked as such. Once you have selected your desired version, click Next Step.


Short/Exhaustive Options

This will allow you to install, remove, or configure modules.


Once you've selected your desired changes, you can click Save and Build. You can also select Exhaustive Options List to see additional modules.


Saving and Build

Once you've clicked Save and Build, a menu will prompt asking if you wish to recompile now. Click OK to continue.


An additional menu will prompt reminding you that premature termination of a build process can result in the loss of data. Click I Understand to continue.


The build process can take some time to complete. You will see a progress bar that will indicate the status of the build process.


EasyApache will prompt text indicating when the build is complete. The changes you've selected will now be active.


EasyApache 4

  1. Log into WHM.
  2. On the left-side menu, look for Software >> EasyApache 4.


  3. Great! You should now be in EasyApache!
  4. Locate the Currently Installed Package. To make updates to this configuration, click Customize.


  5. On the left-side you will see different selections to install/update your server:


    • Apache MPM: Change your Apache MPM.
    • Apache Modules: Add/Remove Apache Modules.
    • PHP Versions: Install/Disable PHP Versions.
    • PHP Extensions: Add/Remove PHP Extensions.
    • Ruby via Passenger: Add/Remove Ruby Modules.
    • Additional Packages: Add/Remove other packages.

  6. Once you've made a selection, it will be highlighted blue.


  7. Once you've made all your desired selections, click on Review.

  8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Provision.


  9. Depending on the change, it can take some time for the changes to provision. Once they are completed, you should see a message indicating as such.