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All posts by: benny Vasquez

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

Update 10/29/18: Great success! In cPanel & WHM version 78, we have removed SquirrelMail entirely, and we will no longer support any SquirrelMail integrations on cPanel & WHM servers. Don’t worry, though—this deletion won’t impact any end-user data. If you need more information, check out our Deprecation Plan for up-to-date details. As of cPanel & WHM version 74, we will begin to deprecate our support of SquirrelMail, one of our bundled webmail applications. We …

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 …

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 …