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Our Updated MySQL® 5.5 Roadmap

In order to allow users of MySQL 5.5 more time to upgrade their database engines, we have recently changed our MySQL 5.5 roadmap to remove several cPanel & WHM upgrade blockers. If you run MySQL 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 78, you can upgrade to 86. You cannot upgrade to 88 or 90. If you run 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 86, you can upgrade to 92. Even though a cPanel & WHM …

WordPress® Hardening: One-Click Security with cPanel

WordPress is far and away the most widely-used content management system on the web, but that popularity comes at a price. It’s also the most attacked CMS. Not because it’s un-secure, but because attackers know that a WordPress vulnerability is a gateway to tens of millions of websites. As soon as a WordPress website goes online, automated bots begin to probe it for weaknesses. That’s why it’s critically important to security harden WordPress sites, ensuring …

Memcached PHP Applications for Faster Web Apps

Caching is an indispensable feature of cost-effective application hosting and fast, low-latency user experiences. In-memory caching is one of the most widely used techniques, and Memcached’s in-memory caching capabilities are used by thousands of developers, hosting providers, and web services giants like Facebook®, Shopify®, and Slack®. In this article, we explore how Memcached works and how you can integrate it with PHP apps hosted on your cPanel & WHM server. Before we begin, a word …

How to Configure and Use Two-Factor Authentication in cPanel

Online criminals love to target web servers, and they will exploit any security vulnerability to break into them, steal data, and misuse resources. cPanel & WHM includes many powerful security features to help server administrators keep criminals out, including a robust two-factor authentication (TFA) system. What is Two-Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication enhances server security by asking users to provide a unique code, supplied by an app on their phone, when they log in. When two-factor …

WP CLI: Install and Manage WordPress® on the Command Line

WordPress is incredibly easy to use with its intuitive graphical interface but it’s not ideal for server administrators and hosting providers who manage hundreds of sites. WP-CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface) is a powerful tool that can control every aspect of WordPress from the command line. When  you’re tasked with updating or installing a plugin, managing multiple WordPress sites with the command line and scripting is more efficient. In this article, we’ll show you how …

Branding cPanel Reseller Hosting: A Guide for Reseller Hosts

Does your reseller hosting business have a brand identity that sets it apart from the competition? In a ferociously competitive hosting industry, a custom brand can help your hosting services to stand out from the crowd, which is why cPanel & WHM® makes it straightforward to customize the cPanel® interface and establish a unique visual identity. What is Reseller Branding in cPanel? cPanel & WHM provides features for administering web hosting servers (WHM) and managing …

How to Host a Node.JS Application With cPanel

Node.js hosting was once a complicated business, especially on multi-user web hosting servers. However, with cPanel & WHM’s Application Manager, installing JavaScript applications and configuring Node.js environments is a breeze, empowering web hosts to offer intuitive Node.js hosting services with an easy-to-use graphical interface.  In this article, we explain how to activate cPanel’s Application Manager and how to install, register, and manage Node.js applications.  Getting Started With the cPanel Application Manager cPanel users can register …

How to Use PHP-FPM with cPanel

PHP performance is an enduring issue for web hosts. PHP is the most widely used server programming language on the web by a big margin. The most popular content management systems and ecommerce applications are written in PHP, including WordPress®, Joomla, Drupal, Magento®, and dozens more.  The ultra-fast PHP-FPM accelerates PHP execution on busy web servers, making it a valuable tool in the fight against slow sites and resource-constrained servers.  This article takes a deep …

Disk IO Errors: Troubleshooting on Linux Servers

Disk IO errors  (input/output) issues are a common cause of poor performance on web hosting servers. Hard drives have speed limits, and if software tries to read or write too much data too quickly, applications and users are forced to wait. To put it another way, storage devices can be a bottleneck that stops the server from reaching its full performance potential.  Disk IO is not the only cause of slow servers, so in this …

Server Housekeeping with cPanel

How to Check for Disk Space in Linux Servers are your virtual home and, just like your real home, they can become cluttered with unwanted junk.  In the case of servers, it’s not trash but data you have to kick to the curb every once in a while.  Without a regular clear out, data accumulates until it fills the server’s storage devices. Servers need to be able to write data to their hard drives. When …