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All posts by: benny Vasquez

How to Spot a Phishing Email

A new well-designed phishing email has been aimed at cPanel users recently, and we want to help all of our users stay safe. What is Phishing? Phishing, by definition, is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing emails can be sent to any email address. The most effective phishing emails make use …

Removal of PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 in EasyApache Profiles

The week of June 18th we will be removing PHP version 5.4 and 5.5 from all cPanel-provided EasyApache 4 profiles. To help users understand what to do, and how to react when that change occurs, we’ve put together a quick list of questions that we think will frequently be asked. What exactly will happen? The week of June 18th (likely on June 18th, but maybe June 19th), we will push an update for EasyApache 4 …

cPanel & WHM Custom Backup Transport Example: Dropbox

The cPanel backup system provides lots of flexibility, and one of its awesome features is the ability to create custom backup transports. In cPanel, a backup transport or destination is a method to move backups to a secondary/remote server for safe keeping. The custom backup transport feature allows you to specify a script which the backup system will pass arguments to; arguments common with uploading files in FTP, e.g. ‘put $filename’. Reading over the documentation, …

The Importance of Being Earnest (about Backups)

This is a guest blog post provided by Kevin McGrail. Kevin is a respected member of the hosting industry, a huge supporter of the Open Source community, and an alumni speaker at the annual cPanel Conference.  There are a lot of reasons to choose cPanel & WHM as your web hosting control panel. It’s got tons of features, great support and it lets everyone from Mom n’ Pop to Enterprise customers easily manage their hosting. …

Introducing mod_cpanel

As of the second cPanel & WHM Targeted Security Release of 2018 (TSR-2018-0002), the Optimize .htaccess feature was removed from all supported cPanel & WHM versions. This difficult decision was the result of some security concerns with its implementation. In its place, we have released the mod_cpanel Apache module. This module will begin to improve upon the features that Optimize .htaccess provided. What is Optimize .htaccess and why is cPanel replacing it? When we released it, …

Are you coming to cPConf 2018?

The Annual cPanel Conference is a staple in the webhosting community. Last year’s conference was such a blast! We met so many new people and got to catch up with all our old friends. The details of this year’s cPanel Conference (October 1-3, in Houston, Texas) are falling into place, and we’re looking forward to having you join us! Who will be there? Companies and disciplines from every corner of the hosting industry will be represented.

The new and improved cPanel & WHM Version 70

It’s been almost two months since we announced the delay of cPanel & WHM Version 70. In that time, we’ve done a whole lot of work. We’re entering brand new territory for us, and Version 70 is at the center of it all. Why the Delay? In late January of this year, we found a performance issue in our backup system that we needed to address before v70 went to the RELEASE tier. Our research revealed …

The Death of SquirrelMail

As of cPanel & WHM version 74, we will begin to deprecate our support of SquirrelMail, one of our bundled webmail applications. We expect to stop shipping SquirrelMail for new installations of cPanel & WHM in version 76 and will remove our support with version 78. As this change will disrupt many users, we are taking this opportunity to explain the reasons behind our decision. We also are opening a dialogue with you, our community, about …

Problem with Recent EasyApache Update

Last night, we pushed an update to EasyApache4 wherein after the update was installed Apache service may fail to restart properly. Upon checking the Apache error log, you may see error messaging similar to the following: Server xxxxxxx.com Primary IP Address xxxxxxxxxx Service Name httpd Service Status failed Notification The service “httpd” appears to be down. Service Check Method The system failed to connect to this service’s TCP/IP port. Reason Service check failed to complete …