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October ’16 Development Update

It’s nearly November already, and that means it’s time for another Development Update! If you’re curious, you can look back at the old ones, all posted on this blog. 60 to RELEASE 60 should be going to RELEASE this week. EA4 (EasyApache 4) improvements, increased security, code optimizations, website speed improvements, all rolled into just one release. If you haven’t taken a look yet, you definitely should! The release site is chock-full of pretty information, …

Platinum Satisfaction Guaranteed

In the technology sphere, many of us typify the 90s and early 2000s as the age of the internet boom. The dotcom bonanza that swept the globe during this time, which gave birth to such things as AOL and Napster, also spawned what was the congruent rise for web hosting and the need for server management. Among those at the helm of the hosting movement were John and Ethan, founders of Platinum …

A WEIRED Recap: cPanel Conference 2016

Things got WIRED, things got WEIRD, and now another cPanel Conference is in the books! On October 3, cPanel’s developers, marketers, security professionals, and hosting thought leaders flew out to Portland for our signature conference. Hosted in a city known for its ‘weird’ culture, we made sure that we didn’t skip a beat when it came to bringing as much of the quirkiness of Stumptown into our event. Each day the exhibit floor was filled …

Development Update: September 2016 Edition

September was a busy month here at cPanel, and lots has happened since last month’s development update. Between putting the finishing touches on version 60 (due out next month), and preparing for next week’s cPanel conference in Portland, Oregon there has been all kinds of buzzing. Let’s talk about where we’re at! Coming in version 60 Version 60 is just around the corner, and will likely hit the CURRENT tier in …

How and Why to Build an EDGE Server

In a recent post about our LTS tier changes coming in 2017, I talked a bit about our different tiers and how they’re used. Today I want to explain why now is the perfect time to build a test server on the cPanel & WHM EDGE tier. What is the EDGE tier? The EDGE tier is always the most recent build of the newest version of cPanel & WHM. During our

Taking a look at cPanel & WHM’s SSL certificate options

It’s been quite a ride since cPanel introduced free hostname SSL certificates in version 56. In cPanel & WHM version 60, we are adding the ability to purchase wildcard certificates through the cPanel interface. Since wildcard certificates are the newest SSL certificate product that we have introduced, let’s go over the certificate options that cPanel & WHM currently offers. Gain trust with your free hostname certificate Beginning with cPanel & WHM version 56, …

cPanel’s tiered update system; New plans for the LTS tier

cPanel & WHM’s tiered update system has long allowed us to release new versions and features in stages. Each tier provides us access to a different type of feedback from a specific segment of our user-base. The EDGE tier is a non-production tier that allows us to incorporate feedback from our users in an earlier and more actionable stage of our development cycle, and gives third party developers a chance to test their applications against …

Updated EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedule

In July of this year we announced our goals for deprecating EasyApache 3 and migrating everyone over to EasyApache 4. With the release of cPanel & WHM version 58 we saw record adoption numbers of EasyApache 4 and have seen loads of success for our users in EasyApache 4 environments. However, along with that success have seen a lot of requests for more time to migrate existing servers to EasyApache 4, and …

Development Update: August 2016 edition

cPanel & WHM version 58 hit the STABLE tier this week. AutoSSL has definitely been the most loved feature of version 58 so far, with EasyApache 4 running a close second. We’ve been hard at work on version 60, and are headed into planning for version 62 next week. Most of us are even starting to put together our presentations for the cPanel conference in October, too. It’s in Portland, Oregon this year, have …

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