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For cPanel & WHM version 56

(Home >> Restart Services)


This interface allows you to restart a service (usually a daemon) on your web server. Daemons are small processes that run in the background of your server. 

You may wish to restart a service if, for example, you have changed a service’s configuration, or if the service experiences problems.

Restart Services


You cannot restart a stopped service. To start or stop services, use WHM's Service Manager interface (Home >> Service Configuration >> Service Manager).

To restart a service, select the service that you wish to restart. When the system prompts you for confirmation, click  Yes .

By default, you can restart the following services:

  • DNS Server (BIND/NSD/MyDNS)
  • FTP Server (ProFTPd/PureFTPd)
  • HTTP Server (Apache)
  • IMAP Server (Dovecot)
  • Mail Server (Exim)
  • Mailing List Manager (Mailman)
  • SQL Server (MySQL)
  • SSH Server (OpenSSH)

Failure to restart

If this interface fails to restart a service, the service may have additional problems. For additional (command line) methods to restart services and troubleshoot service issues, read our How to Restart Services documentation.