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Part 3: How I Built a cPanel Hosting Environment on Amazon AWS

In Part 2 of this series, we discussed selecting and launching a new Amazon Machine Instance (AMI), creating and configuring that instance to serve as a dedicated name server, and worked through configuring a DNS Cluster for use within your subnet. Today, we will launch and configure a standard Web Server instance using cPanel 11.39 or newer. I will discuss how to join the new instance to our existing DNS Cluster and how to ensure that …

The Scrum Method, via Chad McCanna

Here at cPanel, we use the Scrum framework to ensure an organized flow for each project. Recently, Chris, a Technical Product Specialist, asked Chad McCanna, our Scrum Master rockstar, to share some insight about why this works so well for cPanel. “Chad, in your words, what is a Scrum Master?” A Scrum Master is classified as a servant leader. They’re basically in charge of facilitating the development process and owning the Scrum framework. They act …

IPv6: Update

Greetings again, I am Phil King, the Product Owner of the Angry Llama Scrum team, which is actively working on IPv6. Here is a link to a brief demo of the IPv6 features we have completed to date. Our focus thus far has been on enabling IPv6 on website content. Our IPv6 work is currently targeted for cPanel WHM version 11.40. Currently, we are working on …

Part 2: How I Built a cPanel Hosting Environment on Amazon AWS

In Part 1 of this four part series, we discussed establishing your VPC, creating and configuring your small subnet, and worked through configuring the Security Groups for our two instance types (‘NS_SG‘ and ‘VS_SG‘). Today, we work on launching a two new instances, running cPanel DNSONLY, into our VPC and configuring these to be the primary and secondary DNS resolvers for our environment. While this series is written with the assumption of using dedicated …

cPanel & Softlayer: Kick Off Party, 2013!

cPanel and Softlayer are in it to make a memorable event! Were you at last year’s party? You wouldn’t miss it, right?? This year it’s being held at Maggie Mae’s on 6th street. This co-sponsored kickoff party on Monday, June 17th, will have an open bar, food, and music from Z-Trip & The Flametrick Subs. …

Tomcat 7, it’s Nearly Here

EasyApache 3.20 Impending Release We are proud to announce the impending release of EasyApache 3.20, which includes the long-awaited Tomcat version 7. Thank you for using the Feature Request System to share your stories about how you have deployed and used Tomcat. You have helped guide us through the development process so that the migration from Tomcat 5.5 to Tomcat 7 is as headache-free as possible for you. The value of your feedback is immeasurable. …

Part 1: How I Built a cPanel Hosting Environment on Amazon AWS

People argue for and against building a production hosting environment on top of cloud services such as Amazon’s AWS. I recently made the decision to migrate my entire hosting infrastructure from co-located dedicated hardware to a full implementation built entirely on top of Amazon’s Web Services. I will be releasing a four part series detailing the tricks I’ve learned in my own migration to AWS and walking you through setting up your own …

We’ll Meet You at Booth #323

It’s all fun and games until you leave the cPanel booth at HostingCon! Unless it’s for a session, then we’ll let it slide. We’ll be showing upcoming features in the next release, like IPv6. You really have no idea how excited I am to share that! Phil King, the leader of that project, will be on hand in the booth to answer your IPv6 questions, along with some of our other brilliant cPanel staff. IPv6 …

11.38 Webinar Recap

Just in case you missed it, we had an active Webinar for cPanel & WHM 11.38 yesterday morning that can be watched here:https: http://vimeo.com/66895982. This webinar featured myself (Technical Product Specialist team), Phil King from the Angry Llamas Scrum team (IPv6), Felipe Gasper from the Cobra Scrum team (SSL), Brian Carlson from the Release Team, and Eric Ellis, cPanel’s Director of Development Operations. We covered the features available in 11.38 and concluded with a short …

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