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Blockers for New Installations of cPanel & WHM

With the latest version of our installer, new installations of cPanel & WHM software will be subject to the following blockers: The target version must be cPanel & WHM version 11.40 or higher. For CentOS, CloudLinux, or RHEL operating systems, the installation must be version 6 or higher. If either of these statements are not true, the installation will fail. These blockers are meant to encourage system administrators to use the most up-to-date software, which …

Meet Paper Lantern

With heavy development and the incorporation of ongoing, open discussion, Paper Lantern is the next look and feel for cPanel. What this means for you Initially, our emphasis has been on immediate changes that provide a large amount of benefit. For a product with an incredible amount of depth and complexity, one of the first things we decided to do was adopt Twitter Bootstrap 3 as our …

Update to Recent Database Prefixing Post

First, we would like to thank everyone who has provided us with feedback on our recent blog post about database name length restrictions and database prefixing. In response to the conversations that we have had, both online and offline, we have developed a new set of minimum delivery requirements for database users and names in cPanel & WHM version 11.44. …

Changing in 11.44 – Database Name Length Restriction

UPDATE – We have updated our plans for database prefixing and maximum username and database name lengths. For more information, read our latest post: Update to Recent Database Prefixing Post. This year, we have worked to remove the restrictions on database name length. As of cPanel & WHM version 11.44, you will be able to create: MySQL databases with names that are up to 64 characters long PostgreSQL databases …

MySQL 5.1 End Of Life

As of December 31, 2013, Oracle will no longer distribute updates for MySQL 5.1. To facilitate migration from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 or 5.6, we will continue to support MySQL 5.1 through the life of cPanel & WHM software version 11.42. Of course, we also encourage you to upgrade your version of MySQL sooner if at all possible. Beginning with cPanel & WHM version 11.44, upgrades will require …

Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5

In cPanel & WHM software version 11.42, we’re making the leap from Horde 1.2 to Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1. We’re also shipping this and future versions of Horde as an RPM, to ensure consistent installation and updates. Some of the new and improved features that you’ll find in our installation of Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1 include: A mobile interface A customizable web interface Threaded conversations Mail filtering A built-in calendar with event reminders …

Less Talk…More Code – First Webinar Recap!

We’ve hosted our first of two webinars leading up to the cPanel Plugin Hackfest. During this recent webinar, I promised attendees some downloadables! From Webinar #1: Slides Recording Scripts and plugin configuration files Thanks to everyone who attended and don’t forget to register for the January 14 webinar. If you’re interested in coming to …

Internal PHP Upgrade

In cPanel & WHM software version 11.42, we will upgrade our internal PHP to version 5.4. This version offers dramatic improvements in performance, introduces new features, and removes deprecated functions. For more information about the changes you can expect from PHP 5.4,  see the PHP 5.4.0 Release Announcement. If you would like to test our new PHP 5.4 installation, it is now available through a special “next” build. This build …

Less Talk…More Code

One of the concerns that came up in feedback from my “Pluginology 101” presentation at cPanel Conference 2013, as well as the live lab that followed, was that more training is needed regarding the basics of plugin development. Well, we’ve listened and we’re going to give it to you in a series of upcoming events! On December 17, join us for a free webinar on plugin development. We’ll review the overall process, look at use …

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