Server setting / Config

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For installing dependencies we use Composer. As are currently not able to run it under hestia-php version. We install it via /usr/bin/php. Make sure proc_open is allowed in the main php version. In the future we look in methods to allow install via composer via hestia-php.

Where can I find more information about the config files

A good starting point for every software check the creator

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Can I use HestiaCP behind Cloudflare CDN?

By default Cloudflare Proxy supports only a limited number of ports. This means Cloudflare will not forward port 8083, which is the default port which HestiaCP listens on.

To change the port to one that Cloudflare will forward, you can run this command

v-change-sys-port 2083

Or you can disable the proxy feature of Cloudflare

How to remove unused ethernet ports from RRD

nano /usr/local/hestia/conf/hestia.conf

Add the following line:


Add a other network port as comma separated list

rm /usr/local/hestia/web/rrd/net/*
systemctl restart hestia

What does the policy "Enforce subdomain ownership" mean

In Hestia 1.3.5 and Vesta it was possible for "User Bob" to create an subdomain ( of even the User Alice is a different user. This could cause "Security" issues and therefor we have decided to add a policy to disable / enable this behaviour. By default the policy is enabled.

To turn the the policy off for only one domain. For example that has been used for "testing"

# to enable
v-add-web-domain-allow-users user
# to disable
v-delete-web-domain-allow-users user

Can I restrict access to the "Admin" account

In 1.3 we have added the function in Hestia to give an other user Administrator access for 1.4 we have decided to give system administrators the options to limit access to the main "system administrator" account to improve security.

My server ip has changed what do I need to do

When a server ip has changed run the de following command

# Update system ip

It will rebuild all config files...

Unable to bind adress

In rare cases the network service might be slower than Apache2 and or Nginx. In that case Nginx or Apache2 will refuse to start up successfully start.

systemctl status nginx

Will create the error an error

nginx: [emerg] bind to x.x.x.x:80 failed (99: cannot assign requested address)

or in case of Aapche2

(99)Cannot assign requested address: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address x.x.x.x:8443

The following command should allow services to assign to non existing ip addresses

sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_nonlocal_bind=1

I am unable to monitor proccess with Zabbix

For security reasons users are not allowed to monitor processes from other users by default.

To solve the issue in case you use monitoring via Zabbix

Edit /etc/fstab and modify to the following

proc   /proc   proc   defaults,hidepid=2,gid=zabbix   0   0

Reboot the server or remount /proc

Error: 24: Too many open files

2022/02/21 15:04:38 [emerg] 51772#51772: open() "/var/log/apache2/domains/<redactedforprivacy>.error.log" failed (24: Too many open files)


2022/02/21 15:04:38 [emerg] 2724394#2724394: open() "/var/log/nginx/domains/xxx.error.log" failed (24: Too many open files)

This error means that there are to many open files with Nginx. To resolve this issue:



Then run:

systemctl daemon-reload

Add this to the Nginx config file (Needs to be smaller or equal to LimitNOFILE!)

worker_rlimit_nofile 16384;

And then restart nginx with systemctl restart nginx

To verifiy run:

cat /proc/<nginx-pid>/limits.