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How to Configure DNS Nameservers with cPanel

The domain name system (DNS) is fiendishly complicated, and managing the nameservers that power it can be perplexing. Server administrators know how frustrating it is to change DNS configurations and patiently wait for them to propagate, only to find out something went wrong and the site is still unreachable. You’ll be happy to hear that cPanel & WHM makes it super easy to manage domains and even a private nameserver.  In this article, we’re going …

Spam Filtering on cPanel: Everything You Need To Know About SpamAssassin

Spam is a huge challenge for anyone who hosts email, even though users only see a tiny fraction of the spam they’re sent.  Most unwanted messages never reach inboxes, but an incredible 54 percent of all email traffic is spam, and that’s down from 70 percent a decade ago.    The good thing is ISPs and hosting providers are better at stamping out spammers, and users are more aware of the risks.  Still,  hundreds of billions …

Unblocking MySQL 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 78

Good news for MySQL 5.5 users! We have been able to plan the removal of the blocker from cPanel & WHM version 78 which prevented you from upgrading to our LTS version 86.  Soon, you’ll be able to upgrade to the supported version 86 even if you are still using MySQL 5.5. Keep in mind that cPanel and WHM version 86 contains rudimentary functionality only for existing installations of MySQL 5.5, and you should upgrade …

How To Use WordPress as a Headless CMS

Headless WordPress is a new and increasingly popular way to build web apps that combine WordPress’s peerless content management with the power and flexibility of JavaScript front-end interfaces. Many developers, including WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, see headless as the future of web app development.  We’re going to take a closer look at what headless WordPress is, how to use a headless content management system, and why you’d want to. But first, let’s talk about how …

How To Fix “Error Establishing a Database Connection” in WordPress

The “Error establishing a database connection” message strikes fear in a WordPress users heart, prompting many a panicked support request. You try to load a page, but all you see is a white box with a mysterious error message. WordPress is down and the “helpful” suggestions beneath the error are more confusing than useful. How can you fix a database error when you can’t even open the admin dashboard to see what’s wrong? Fortunately, “Error …

Malware Scanners for cPanel: Keeping Your Server Safe

The web is awash with malware, and, as anyone who administers websites knows, web servers are a prime target. Malware criminals absolutely love web hosting servers because they have exploitable network resources, they attract lots of visitors, and they are a rich source of data for identity theft and credit card fraud. Servers are also targets because they host software managed by non-technical publishers and retailers that don’t prioritize security. Ignoring software updates or dealing …

How to Install and Manage NGINX on cPanel

Although Apache and NGINX are both web servers, they approach the task of serving web pages differently. Each has advantages and trade-offs, which prompts the question: can I use NGINX with cPanel?  The short answer is yes, you can use NGINX with cPanel; however, its integration is a little tricky. Let’s explore the ways cPanel users can take advantage of NGINX’s strengths, and look at how we are working to make NGINX a viable alternative …

Visit WHMCS in Booth #1 at cPanel Conference

This post was provided by WHMCS, the exclusive Diamond sponsor for cPanel Conference 2014. With just under 2 weeks to go until the cPanel Conference: Hands On Houston 2014, we’re busy preparing for our favorite conference of the year. And this time, we’re doing it in style! …

What is CloudLinux?

Guest post provided by CloudLinux Reaching a high level of stability can be difficult, sometimes unachievable, for many shared hosting companies. Sudden resource usage spikes, increases in traffic, and hacker attacks are some of the problems system administrators cope with everyday. For years, this has been accepted as a cost of doing business. It costs money, it costs time and, more importantly, it costs customer trust. Therefore, it is time to consider …