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CentOS 8 End-of-Life Announcement

The CentOS Project has announced several significant changes to its roadmap that may affect infrastructure and deployment plans for online businesses, data centers, and end users. These changes announced by CentOS include: Accelerated end-of-life for CentOS 8; no further operating system updates will be available after December 31, 2021. CentOS 8 will be transformed into an upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) called CentOS Stream; previous CentOS versions will remain part of …

How To Install and Configure ModSecurity™ In cPanel

Automated attack bots bombard web apps with malicious requests as soon they go online. Attackers target every website and ecommerce store eventually, hoping to find a vulnerability they can exploit to inject code, misuse resources, or steal data. In 2019, bad bots generated a quarter of all web traffic. cPanel & WHM includes many features that help web hosts and site administrators to repel bad bots, including the ModSecurity web application firewall (WAF). cPanel & …

How to Host Dynamic DNS Domains with cPanel

cPanel is great for managing websites, apps, and email accounts hosted on servers in data centers, but many people also want to host online services at their home or business. Unfortunately, many residential and business ISPs don’t offer dedicated IP addresses, which means that you can’t use a domain name to connect to services hosted on their networks.  The solution is dynamic DNS, which automatically updates domain records when IP addresses change.  It is incredibly …

WordPress® Debugging with cPanel and WordPress Toolkit

WordPress’s greatest strength is that it just works. There is little for the average user to worry about beyond installing plugins, tweaking themes, and applying updates. However, as with any complicated software, bugs in WordPress’s code can cause unexpected behavior, especially during the development of plugins, themes, and custom functions.  WordPress has built-in debugging tools, but using them can be awkward and time-consuming. They are turned off by default and can’t be configured in the …

Hosting Remote Git™ Repositories with cPanel

Version control systems are the foundation on which modern development workflows are built. They reduce the complexity of collaboration while empowering developers to track and control the evolution of source code. Git is the most widely used open-source version control system, and that’s why cPanel & WHM makes it easy to host Git repositories and automatically deploy code from repositories to production.  In this article, we introduce Git and show you how to create and …

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 …