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mod_hostinglimits is a third-party module for CloudLinux™. To use this module, you may require additional licensing. The mod_hostinglimits Apache module allows PHP and CGI scripts to run within the Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) context.


Use this module if you want PHP and CGI scripts to run within the Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) context. 


You must make any custom configuration changes in the/usr/local/apache/conf/modhostinglimits.user.conf file. When EasyApache runs, it will overwrite the /usr/local/apache/conf/modhostinglimits.conf configuration file and you will lose any changes to that file.

How to install

EasyApache automatically detects CloudLinux at compile time. There are no profile options to enable or disable this feature.

For more information on how to run EasyApache, view our EasyApache documentation.

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  EasyApache 3


Change Log Release Notes  



Migrate from Tomcat 5.5 to 7

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EasyApache 3 does not support new installations of Tomcat.

As of cPanel & WHM version 76, EasyApache 4 now supports Tomcat 8.5. For more information, read our Tomcat documentation.



This module requires the CloudLinux operating system.


This module has no known compatibility issues.

EasyApache information

The following table provides information on the entry in the EasyApache profile file for the module:

EasyApache module namemod_hostinglimits
EasyApache Profile EntryN/A


DateEasyApache versionActionDetails
2014-10-203.26.9EA UpdateImplemented case 120745: Update mod_hostinglimits to version 1.0-19
2014-09-223.26.8EA Update

Implemented case 113693: Update mod_hostinglimits to version 1.0.18

2014-02-113.24.11Doc updateRemove Apache 1.3 and 2.0.
2013-04-083.18.12Doc updateUpdated links to CloudLinux documentation.
2013-01-313.18.0EA updateVersion update to 1.0.8.


Previous versions of Apache used a variety of mod_hostinglimits configuration filenames, such as:

  • mod_hostinglimits.conf
  • modhostinglimits.conf
  • modhostinglimits1_3.conf

For all versions of Apache, mod_hostinglimits will use the /usr/local/apache/conf/modhostinglimits.conf configuration file as its base configuration file. You must make all configuration changes in the /usr/local/apache/conf/modhostinglimits.user.conf file to avoid loss of customization.  The Apache configuration file httpd.conf does not reference any previous versions of the configuration file. 

cPanel & WHM will not delete any previous versions of the configuration files that remain in the /usr/local/apache/conf directory, but cPanel & WHM will remove versions of the file from other directories, such as the /usr/local/apache/conf/conf.d directory.

Related documentation

For more information on EasyApache, view our EasyApache documentation.

Vendor documentation

The following text is an excerpt from the CloudLinux documentation:

mod_hostinglimits works with existing cgi/php modules, to put them into LVE context. In most cases the cgi/php process will be placed into LVE with ID of user that sites belongs to. mod_hostinglimits detects the user from SuexecUserGroup (suexec module), SuPHP_UserGroup (from mod_suphp), AssignUserID (MPM ITK), RUidGid (mod_ruid2) directives.

For more information on the mod_hostinglimits Apache module, click the following link:

Apache versionDocumentation
2.2 and 2.4 HostingLimits module for Apache