A couple of current cpanel issues…

Currently there is a known issue where bandwidth reported in cPanel is skewed for sites with subdomains. This is something that cpanels’ development team is working on resolving, in the meantime, I would suggest disabling suspensions for bandwidth overusage on domains with subdomains.


It seems that a recent cPanel update also caused an issue with PHPMyAdmin. Individual cPanel users are not able to import databases through PHPMyAdmin – only the root user logged into the main PHPMyAdmin area through WHM can perform this task at this time. As far as I can tell this seems to affect stable, current, and release customers at this time.

There is currently a ticket open with cPanel regarding this and they have said that it’s a known issue, and the only fix they currently have to offer is to make this change: edit

vim /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/phpmyadmin/php.ini

and set

'upload_tmp_dir '


'upload_tmp_dir = /tmp '

You may also have to uncomment the line, as it’s often commented out. Then restart apache and cPanel:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart
/etc/init.d/cpanel restart

I’ve tried this on a few machines and it seems to be working on about 75% of them. There is no word yet on when they plan to release an official fix to upcp


Net::SPF Perl Module install issue: The Net::SPF perl module doesn’t want to install on the server. This may be a bug with the package itself. cPanel was able to build SPF with a patch found here:


p.s. This is definitely not a cPanel bashing, quite the opposite; cPanel is very responsive to their clients needs and work tirelessly to resolve any and all issues which may arise. Personally, my hat is off to them for putting up with all the crap they do in the forums and elsewhere. They deserve much, much more credit than they actually get!


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