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All posts by: benny Vasquez

How and Why to Build an EDGE Server

* This post was originally posted on September 27, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  The Tiered Release System The tiered release system was introduced early in the development of cPanel & WHM. We knew it would be important to appeal to all types of users, from the risk-taking early adopters to the stability-seeking delayers. Each tier represents a different risk vs reward ratio, and today we’re here to talk …

Conferences, cPanel, and CloudFest 2018

Last week was the annual CloudFest conference (previously WHD.global) in Rust, Germany. cPanel, Inc. was a Diamond Sponsor, and we showed up in force! Twenty-seven eager cPanel employees from four departments came along. We all got to meet with existing and potential customers and to pass out some pretty handy gloves. Celebrate the Cloud! Most of us in the technology industry have a love/hate relationship with …

Coming very soon: DNSONLY Server Licenses

It’s been more than 10 years since we first released cPanel DNSONLY, and it’s remained one of the best parts of cPanel & WHM. Historically, DNSONLY servers have not required a cPanel license of any kind, but that’s about to change. What is DNSONLY? In case you aren’t familiar, DNSONLY is a free limited-feature cPanel & WHM server type. It allows server administrators to run nameservers on their own dedicated servers. DNSONLY servers also integrate perfectly with full-feature cPanel …

Avoiding a ‘Not Secure’ Warning in Chrome – Here’s How

UPDATE! On February 8th Google announced on their blog they’re going to start alerting in July 2018 for non-SSL sites. Get your SSL today! As TLS and SSL set a new benchmark for securely browsing the internet, devices and web browsers are equally raising the bar for presenting users a safe experience. As part of this effort, Google Chrome now displays a “Not Secure” warning in the web address bar when users visit a website without …

December 2017 Development Update

Between the cPanel conference, releasing cPanel & WHM Version 68 and building version 70, we’ve done a whole lot since our last Development Update! We’ve had a ton of blog posts covering a lot of the new and exciting things that came with version 68 already. Let’s talk about version 70, and some of the other stuff coming down the pipeline. v70 If you’ve started to take a look at version 70, you’ll likely notice that there’s a …

Being a Good Open Source Community Member: Why we hesitated on MySQL 5.7

The open source community is great, largely because it is powered by the passion of its members. Much of that passion is rooted in Doing What’s Right™*, but often there are lengthy discussions about what specifically that means. I want to talk a bit about one particular part of the open source community, and how it has made cPanel as a company react. Why we hesitated on MySQL 5.7 In January of 2015 we released cPanel …

Continuing the fight for a free and open internet

The fight to prevent internet service providers from being able to decide what you are allowed to do and see on the internet continues today. The FCC is set to vote on December 14th, 2017 (just two days from now) to repeal a set of rules put in place in 2015 that classify internet access as a Title II utility. If removed, internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T will no longer be prohibited from …

TLS Changes in Version 68

In order to further our general goal of making cPanel & WHM as secure as possible out of the box, beginning with version 68 new installs will default to TLS 1.2, with TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.0 being disabled. You will be able to manually enable them if you need to after the install, but we’re defaulting to a more secure environment. Servers that have upgraded to version 68 will retain the existing settings until …

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 …