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3 Ways to Prevent Email Abuse

*  This post was originally posted on July 12, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  Over 100 billion emails get sent per day. Everything from simple out-of-office alerts to account and billing summaries gets transferred across the web, from server to server. While we expect the things we send and deliver to remain secure, we know it isn’t always the case. There are various ways mail servers can be compromised, however, there are …

New SSL Notifications in v68

AutoSSL is indisputably one of the best parts of cPanel & WHM. We have continued to improve and expand the functionality of AutoSSL since we introduced it in version 58, and version 68 includes some very specific improvements we want to talk about. Building the best experience Much of our work with AutoSSL has been on improving the DCV (Domain Control Validation) process and success rates. While most of the work has been behind-the-scenes and not …

The Different Applications for cPanel Webmail

* This post was originally published on December 23, 2015, and has been updated for technical accuracy.  Webmail is one of the most commonly used features in cPanel. As opposed to having email delivered from the server to a desktop application, Webmail allows users to check their messages from their browsers. Currently, there are three different Webmail applications available, each with their own subtle differences, but all with the same power to deliver secure email on …

File restoration in cPanel & WHM Version 68

Version 68 was released this week, and I want to talk to you about one of the most exciting new features: As both an end-user and as a server administrator you can now restore individual files from an account backup! Let’s take a look at how it works as of version 68. Step 1: Have available backups Before you can restore from an account backup, you must first have backups already made. To enable backups, go …

3 cPanel & WHM Add-ons For Fighting Spam Email

Being a hosting provider isn’t easy. We get that. There are many unforeseeable occurrences that can put a damper on your service — however, spam email shouldn’t be one of them. We’ve highlighted three cPanel & WHM add-ons that you can use to fight incoming spam, malware, and viruses on your server and, ultimately, offer your customers a better experience. SpamStopsHere SpamStopsHere is a unique, multilayer filter system that uses four criteria levels to weed …

The 2017 #cPConf Escape Room

Hi. I’m Laurence Simon. I’m a writer. I write things. A lot of development teams here at cPanel have been going to escape rooms as team-building exercises. In escape rooms, you get locked in a room, and you have to figure out the puzzles and challenges to get free before the clock runs out. They also usually have some kind of theme, like a bomb about to go off, or a steampunk airship, or a …

Kernel-based symlink protection for all, thanks to CloudLinux

For many years web hosts have fought to provide adequate protection against a vulnerability called a “Symlink Attack”. At cPanel we prefer a kernel-based solution, and have historically provided both Apache based protection, and our Hardened Kernel to help server administrators. Last year we began discussing with CloudLinux the potential for them to offer this protection to server administrators as part of KernelCare. A few weeks ago …

The 2017 cPanel Conference is finally here!

Today is the first day of the 2017 cPanel Conference, and I’m filled with excitement. The plans have all been laid for us to have the best conference we’ve ever had. Let’s talk about some of the stuff I’m most excited for. I mentioned last month some of the talks I was most excited about, and we’ve heard from a few of speakers about their talks since then as well. Let’s talk about some of the other …

#cPConf Keynote: Transparency Reporting and you

Quick note from benny: We have moved #cPConf 2017 to the Ritz Carlton from the W Fort Lauderdale! If you are attending, please review the post that I made last week about it. Now, I hand it over to David…. Next week I’ll be discussing “creating transparency reports that work” at cPanel’s 2017 annual conference. Why is this topic important to you?  Transparency reports are customer driven:  your …

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