How to create SSH Proxy Tunnel with PuTTY

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Configuring PuTTY

  1. Fire up the client and enter the hostname and port
  2. Type in a title under Saved Sessions and press Save
  3. On the left side, go to Connection->SSH->Tunnels
  4. In Source Port enter 8080 (this can be configured to be whatever you want, just remember it)
  5. Choose the Dynamic radio button under Destination
  6. Press Add, you should then see D8080 in the box above
  7. Go back to Session on the left side and then press Save to save the changes

SOCKS Proxy

To utilize the tunnel to its full benefit, you need to set up a SOCKS proxy in your browser. Will describe how to use the Proxifier. It works for all Windows applications.

  1. Download Proxifier.
  2. Go to the Profile -> Proxy Servers
  3. Click Add…
  4. Enter localhost in the Address box
  5. Enter 8080 in the Port box
  6. Check SOCKS Proxy and make sure the SOCKS v5 radio is checked
  7. Press Ok to save

enjoy it… ;)

How to restore a cPanel Full backup from another server

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If you don’t have a complete cPanle backup and have the Home Directory contents only, then I suggest you the following step,
1) Create New Account in WHM
2) Upload the Home Dir backup file (ZIP or TAR or GZ) to the corresponding accounts home path
3) Login into SSH, browse to the corresponding account’s home path and extract it using the tar command (only if the file is too big) else if the backup file is small you can extract it within the cPanel’s file manager itself.

If you can get Complete cPanel Backup File:
1) In the source cPanel goto Backups Section > Generate a Full Backup. Make the full backup file to be uploaded into some other site’s public path
2) Now SSH into your VPS’s root path
3) Create a directory called home2 in the root path and browse inside it
4) Now get the complete backup file using wget command
5) Once the file is downloaded, you can now login into the WHM as root and in the Left sidebar choose Complete Restore/cpmove restore
6) It will scans and displays the file you uploaded into the home2 folder
7) Now enter the cPanel’s username ( can be found in the file itself ) and click restore.

How to manipulate files in Linux

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Make a Directory:

$ mkdir dirname
$ mkdir dirname1 dirname2
$ mkdir -p dir1/dir2/dir3

Copy Files:

$ cp file file2

You can also copy multiple files into one directory with a single command:

$ cp file1 file2 file3 dir1

Moving or Renaming Files:

$ mv file file2

To move the file into another directory:

$ mv file dir1

If you want to rename the file to file2 and move it into another directory, you probably already figured out the command:

$ mv file dir1/file2

Deleting Files and Directories:

$ rm file

You can also delete more files at once:

$ rm file1 file2