Today we have a quick tip for a warning we saw in one cPanel box recently: after rebuilding Apache configuration, you may get this weird error message:
email@example.com [~]# /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf info [rebuildhttpdconf] Missing owner for domain server.nixcp.com, force lookup to root Built /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf OK
This error is related to the hostname of the server, but it doesn’t really affect any critical thing on your Linux box. But as it is a warning message, let’s try to fix it anyway. The quick workaround for this is detailed below.
How can I fix Missing owner for domain X, force lookup to root error?
1.- Edit your vhost template for nobody (apache) user fix this:
nano -w /var/cpanel/userdata/nobody/your.hostname.com
Make sure you replace ‘your.hostname.com’ with the real hostname of your server.
2.- Add this line at the end of the file:
3.- Rebuild Apache to apply changes:
That’s all, the error should be fixed in your cPanel server.
Further reading: cPanel forums