Joining in on the Historic Launch of New TLDs

Guest Blog by Chris Sheridan, Vice President of Business Development for eNom

I am truly excited to let the cPanel community know that we have been working together with the cPanel team to build a new TLD module that can be seamlessly added to your cPanel control panel. Our shared goal is to give you access to the unique opportunity to participate in all of the initial phases of the new TLD launch, including the Sunrise and Landrush periods, from within the platform that you access every day.

Our teams have been working together for some time, and we are committed to helping you understand what this historical change means for your business and your customers. Through the module, we are creating an opportunity for the entire cPanel hosting community to participate and be positioned for SUCCESS.
When you log in to cPanel – you will see the “New TLD Plugin” which installs a JavaScript-based widget that lives seamlessly within the cPanel license. It is free to install and is configured directly from your WHM.
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Partner NOC-ing

10 days + 3,000 miles in the air + over 800 miles driven, cPanel team (@travisellis, @ericellis, @LindacPanel & @mariorodriguez) visited some of our partners on the west coast.

cPanel visited over a dozen partners while out on a ten day trip through Arizona, Nevada, and California.

While driving through the Mojave Desert, Travis could not stop thinking how much it looked like Fallout. We got to see the Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip but the priority was visiting some of our awesome Partners.
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SSL Improvements for cPanel & WHM

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The internet is brimming with online stores, merchant gateways, and more e-commerce solutions than you can shake a stick at. With such a quickly growing market, the ability to securely communicate across a network became a necessity. Technologies, like SSL and TLS for example, have stepped up to fill this ever growing requirement. For users who are running their own stores, or who simply want to be able to securely access their email, an SSL or TLS certificate is a necessity.

cPanel & WHM 11.38 will be seeing a number of new SSL improvements in the form of usability changes, SNI support, and support for multi-domain certificates. Recently, I was able to sit in on a demonstration of these new features to see for myself what this offering includes. Continue reading

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WHIR Mixer, Phoenix Style

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After visiting with a partner in Phoenix, cPanel co-sponsored a WHIR mixer event on April 18th, a first for our new Account Manager, Linda. Business cards were exchanged, and door prizes weren’t your average swag. People walked away winning an Apple Tv, headphones, and a Roku. Continue reading

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Open Resolver Handling with Bind on CentOS 5.x cannot Update to 9.7[Workaround][Old]

Edit: This information is old and may longer be relevant.

An open resolver is a DNS server, which will allow a recursive query of an arbitrary domain from any IP address. An open resolver can be used in a reflection DDoS. Only Subnets controlled by the organization should be allowed to conduct recursive queries on a DNS server. [1]

The problem is bind comes from Red Hat, which has locked the 5.x version to the older bind 9.3. There is a way to get over to bind 9.7 but it is a bit beyond our scope of support. Once you get over to bind 9.7 cPanel will work with it just fine, but you have to move it over. Alternatively, you could just move to CentOS 6.


-bash-3.2# cp -Rf /var/named/ /var/named.bak
-bash-3.2# /scripts/update_local_rpm_versions –edit target_settings.named uninstalled
-bash-3.2# /scripts/update_local_rpm_versions –edit target_settings.bind uninstalled

-bash-3.2# rpm -e bind bind-utils bind-devel bind-libs caching-nameserver

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Motherboards are My Shoes

We can break down all of the web traffic into one of two categories. These categories have nothing to do with the device we choose to access the web: no it’s something much more instinctual than that. For all of our achievements, at the end of the day we are still nothing more than hunters and gatherers.

When we are in ‘gatherer’ mode, we as users ‘know’ what we want…we just don’t know ‘what’ we want. Continue reading

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Backup Improvements for cPanel & WHM

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Backups are a crucial part of any hosting plan. The panic and worry of a site crashing can keep a website owner up at night. For many people, a website is more than a digital presence, a website is means of survival. Whether their site sells widgets or is ad sponsored, losing data is unacceptable. cPanel strives to provide a solution for backups, but the current system is old and needed to be reworked.

I recently got a few minutes with the team and asked them some important questions about the new backup system and how it will make the entire backup process better. Continue reading

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How I Met My Donor

By Travis
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On March 18th, Eric (cPanel’s Director of Development Operations, who’s also my older brother) and I got into a rented Mercedes and turned onto the Autobahn. We had a little over 600 kilometers to drive to Vechta and had to be back that night. It was not even a question of why we were on the road. I was going to meet the person that saved my life; a woman I did not know 6 years ago. Continue reading

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EasyApache and Tomcat 7

Coming Soon to an EasyApache installation near you – Tomcat 7!

Some things in life get better with age; wine, a classic car, cheese, and fine art. Sadly, Tomcat 5.5 isn’t one of them. With Tomcat 7 an administrator can expect several improved features including memory optimization, refactored clustering, and increased security options. These enhancements will benefit both server administrators and website owners with quicker response time and security measures for Java applications. Continue reading

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cPanel Conference ’13 in NOLA; Just Peakin’


Did you look at the Mississippi River last week and shout for Huck Finn to show face? Me either…cough.

We are so excited to be having cPanel Conference 2013 in NOLA. On Thursday we had a chance to do a little bit of scouting and had a quick meeting with some great guys from PingZine. I wish I could tell you all of the venues we checked out, and some of the events that even I was surprised that Erica, our rock star event planner, has the ability to get into the works. On the right column of the above photo are clues to a few of the places we went and looked at. On the left is the stunning lobby of the Sheraton Hotel, where the conference will be held. Continue reading

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