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Coming very soon: DNSONLY Server Licenses

It’s been more than 10 years since we first released cPanel DNSONLY, and it’s remained one of the best parts of cPanel & WHM. Historically, DNSONLY servers have not required a cPanel license of any kind, but that’s about to change. What is DNSONLY? In case you aren’t familiar, DNSONLY is a free limited-feature cPanel & WHM server type. It allows server administrators to run nameservers on their own dedicated servers. DNSONLY servers also integrate perfectly with full-feature cPanel …

cPanel Transparency Initiatives

Transparency reports are customer driven: your customers want to know in what circumstances you might disclose their data to governments. Governments also want to know how you manage their requests. Because of this, transparency reports have increasingly become something that distinguishes great companies from good companies. Indeed, groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation have begun to issue reports that award “stars” to companies based on their commitments to transparency. Why Transparency Reporting Matters When companies …

What to Expect for cPanel WordPress Integration in 2018

cPanel has been providing WordPress via Site Software for several years, however, there have been some limitations. In the past year, we have sought to not only remove those limitations but also provide server and site administrators with new capabilities. In June of last year, we released the first iteration of WordPress Manager and the updated WordPress package via Site Software. Since then, we have built in new functionality, gave a talk at the cPanel …

Avoiding a ‘Not Secure’ Warning in Chrome – Here’s How

As TLS and SSL set a new benchmark for securely browsing the internet, devices and web browsers are equally raising the bar for presenting users a safe experience. As part of this effort, Google Chrome now displays a “Not Secure” warning in the web address bar when users visit a website without a valid SSL certificate. In the current version of Google Chrome (v63), this warning will only appear when entering information into a form, …

Which License Should I Purchase?

VPS Optimized, Dedicated and CloudLinux Licensing My name is Donna and it has been a privilege to be part of the cPanel Customer Service Team for over 4 years. One of the many jobs in Customer Service is making sure our customers have purchased the correct license for their hosting server. I absolutely love helping our cPanel customers and I would like to go over a frequently asked question, “Which license should I purchase?”. The type of …

December 2017 Development Update

Between the cPanel conference, releasing cPanel & WHM Version 68 and building version 70, we’ve done a whole lot since our last Development Update! We’ve had a ton of blog posts covering a lot of the new and exciting things that came with version 68 already. Let’s talk about version 70, and some of the other stuff coming down the pipeline. v70 If you’ve started to take a look at version 70, you’ll likely notice that there’s a …

How to Create a Spam Filter

This article was originally posted on Jan 19, 2016, and has been updated for technical accuracy.  Let’s be honest, no one likes spam, not hosting providers, not web users, and certainly not us. That’s why it has become a reoccurring subject on the cPanel Blog. So, using one of our favorite features, Apache SpamAssassin, we want to equip you, the cPanel user, with a nifty trick to keep spam out of your inbox. Apache SpamAssassin™ Preloaded …

Being a Good Open Source Community Member: Why we hesitated on MySQL 5.7

The open source community is great, largely because it is powered by the passion of its members. Much of that passion is rooted in Doing What’s Right™*, but often there are lengthy discussions about what specifically that means. I want to talk a bit about one particular part of the open source community, and how it has made cPanel as a company react. Why we hesitated on MySQL 5.7 In January of 2015 we released cPanel …

cPanel Branding Basics: A Guide for Reseller Hosts

This post was originally posted on November 17, 2015, and has been updated for accuracy. Some images of the cPanel interface may have been updated. cPanel & WHM is a tool that has become synonymous with web hosting. However, while hosting providers around the world use this software to offer their customers the freedom to manage their websites, email accounts,  databases, and more, they have also been given very few options when it came …

Continuing the fight for a free and open internet

The fight to prevent internet service providers from being able to decide what you are allowed to do and see on the internet continues today. The FCC is set to vote on December 14th, 2017 (just two days from now) to repeal a set of rules put in place in 2015 that classify internet access as a Title II utility. If removed, internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T will no longer be prohibited from …

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