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All posts by: benny Vasquez

Renaming Proxy Subdomains to Service Domains

In cPanel & WHM version 76, which we expect to be in EDGE this week, we renamed “Proxy Subdomains” to “Service Subdomains” due to improvements we are making under the hood. Let’s talk about where they came from, and why we’re changing their name! What are Proxy Subdomains? Proxy subdomains allow users to connect indirectly to the cPanel & WHM login pages. Rather than opening example.com:2083, they can open cpanel.example.com. Proxy subdomains have two primary uses for hosting providers …

Why use a multi-layered approach to securing web servers (LAB at the cPanel conference)

This is a guest blog post provided by the CloudLinux Team! CloudLinux is an alumni sponsor and exhibitor at the annual cPanel Conference.   —————- We all know that layered security is best practice in server protection. Imunify360, the all-encompassing security product from CloudLinux, recently made significant feature upgrades to its multi-layered security. It has improved the way it stops malware and protects your Linux servers from nearly all kinds …

A true story of a mission impossible.

This is a guest post from Tim Hollis, VP of Operations at JetApps! JetApps has returned this year to exhibit at the cPanel Conference, October 1st – 3rd in Houston, Texas. If you haven’t already, take a look at the agenda, book your room (discounted rates apply until September 9th!), and get registered!  As a software company, nothing makes us happier here at JetApps than hearing stories of how JetBackup has …

cPanel Oakley Investment FAQ

Earlier today we issued a Press Release about some very exciting news around cPanel. Below we answer some of the most common questions so far. Q: What was announced? A: On August 20th, 2018, cPanel signed an agreement to be acquired by a group led by Oakley Capital (Oakley).  While Nick sold his interest in cPanel, he will continue to be an owner of the company that owns cPanel. cPanel will …

Legacy Backup Deprecation in cPanel & WHM Version 74

The Legacy Backup system will be deprecated in cPanel & WHM Version 74, and we anticipate support for Legacy Backups will be removed in Version 82 (currently expected in mid-2019). Before that happens, though, we are focusing on expanding the functionality available for the “new” Backup System. This replacement to the Legacy Backup system offers a more robust, faster, and over-all better backup solution. Better, Stronger… In case you haven’t heard, the cPanel & WHM Backup System, introduced more than 5 years ago, is our …

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. …