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All posts by: benny Vasquez

Improvements to cPanel Account Package Extensions

cPanel & WHM is a very powerful piece of software, that allows server managers to more easily manage their servers. The real power, though, comes from its extendability. In most webhosting environments, cPanel accounts are built using Account Packages. To help cPanel & WHM integrators, we released a new feature four years ago, in cPanel & WHM version 11.40, called package extensions. Package extensions allow our technology partners like CloudLinux to extend cPanel account packages to include …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Status of cPanel Conference 2017

This year’s hurricane season has been hugely impactful for us here at cPanel. Our human and non-human families have been touched by the flooding that happened as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and much of the cPanel Community is being impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida. With the cPanel conference being hosted in Fort Lauderdale in just 15 days, we’re keeping a very close eye on the developments there. This post will be the …

August 2017 Development Update

This month we spent mostly fixing bugs in version 66 and rounding out what we’re going to be able to complete in version 68. Version 66 Version 66 has rolled out to more than half of the licenses on the RELEASE tier, and is anticipated to enter the STABLE tier as soon as September 6th (If you’re not sure what the tiers are, you can read about them here). There are a lot of factors that …

cPConference 2017; 34 Days and Counting…

As of today we are just 34 short days away from the 2017 cPanel Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You’ve seen the details on the website, and read about the venues on the blog, but if you haven’t read the talk schedule you’re missing the best part of the conference. I’m going to highlight a few of the talks I’m most excited about, and then each Wednesday up to the …

WordPress Manager | A Better WordPress Experience with cPanel

Over the past year, we have been working to better develop both the infrastructure and the experience of using cPanel with WordPress. This time our goal has been to provide our customers with an easy, dependable, self-service method for managing WordPress sites through the cPanel interface. We are pleased to be releasing the first phase of this work to our customers in the form of WordPress Manager. cPanel WordPress Manager is a …

July 2017 Development Update

In case you’re new here, we try to do a cPanel Development update once every month. July has been a roller-coaster of a month for us, but it’s ending at the top of the hill. Let’s talk about the new stuff, the old stuff, and some fun stuff. Version 66

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