How to restart the service Spamd – cPanel

Service Spamd

It’s not such a great deal, but we must know how to do this!!

I wondered the service Spamd is not there under “/etc/init.d/” directory. In a cPanel server, there is a script to manage the Spamd service. See the details.

What is Spamd service?

Spamd is the service for the email utility Apache SpamAssasin. Apache SpamAssassin is an email utility that examines incoming email and tests for spam characteristics.

It uses Bayesian spam filtering and network tests to screen incoming email. This results in an overall score that Apache SpamAssassin uses to determine whether it should discard a message.

Reference :: Apache SpamAssassin

How to check the status?

/scripts/restartsrv_spamd --status

How to restart it?


Restart Exim too;

/etc/init.d/exim restart

That’s it 🙂 🙂


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How to enable Varnish on cPanel server?

Enable Varnish on cPanel. Varnish is a caching technology. It is a web accelerator and also referred as HTTP accelerator or reverse HTTP proxy, which will significantly enhance the performance of your website.

Varnish cache is really fast thereby, speed up the delivery depending on your architecture.

It will enhance your website’s performance. Varnish stores a copy of the page which is served by the web server the first time a user visits the website. Next time, when the user requests for the same page, varnish will serve the copy instead of serving it from the web server.


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