How to setup cPanel email notifications


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  • Applies to: Legacy DV & VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access
  • Applies to: VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access
  • Applies to: Shared Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access

Overview

WHM / cPanel allows you to setup notifications in the event a major change or problem occurs on your server. This can include things such as: Outgoing Email Thresholds Exceeded,  Update Failures, Account Creation, Out of Memory, etc. This can be quite helpful in identifying changes and preventing common issues on a server. The following article will give step-by-step instructions on how to set this up using WHM.

Instructions

The following guide was made with a server using WHM v90.0.17 

  1. Log into WHMLog into WHM.
  2. Navigate to Server Configuration >> Basic WebHost Manager Setup.
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  3. Under Contact Information, input an email address(es) where you would like to receive notifications.
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  4. Scroll the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.
  5. Back in WHM, navigate to Server Contacts >> Contact Manager.
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  6. Under Receives, select from the drop-down (All, High, Medium, None). This will determine the importance for each notification send type. This will be relevant in the next step when we assign an importance to a notification.
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  7. Click the Notifications tab. Then select an Importance for each alert. These will be the importance levels we had setup in the previous step.
    • If you've forgotten which notification send type is assigned to each importance level, you can see a visual cue for each alert type in the Alert List column.
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  8. Scroll the bottom of the page and click Save.
  9. That's it! You should now have notification setup for your server.

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