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The Admin’s Toolbox, Vol. 1 – tcpdump and you.

Hey there! In this instance of The Admins Toolbox, I’ll be discussing the tcpdump utility and some common uses. Sit back, crack open a frosty beverage of your choosing, and let’s learn about packet inspection for fun and profit. 🙂 Tcpdump is by no means a new program. Written by Van Jacobson, Craig Leres, and Steven McCanne, while working at Berkley in 1987, tcpdump’s popularity quickly rose due to its high caliber of …

Maintaining Application Compatibility

With version 11.28 of cPanel & WHM making it’s way into the production update tiers, now is a great time to discuss your application testing strategies. It’s every developer’s responsibility to test and verify their applications within their actual deployment environments. cPanel & WHM is a constantly evolving product. With each new version we aim to improve not only the end user experience, but also its suitability as a platform for your applications. We work …

Upcoming Improvements to LivePHP

This past week, we have been working to improve livePHP. For those of you not familiar with livePHP, it is a PHP class that allows access to the cPanel & WHM API1 and API2 system within an object-oriented PHP environment. We improved the backend of the livePHP system to use JSON for socket communication, which utilizes PHP’s native JSON internally. Our testing shows that this is a great deal faster (3X) than the previous XML-based …

How to integrate applications with cPanel/WHM

Do you have a product or service offering that you would like to integrate with cPanel? I can help you with that. We are frequently approached by companies and individuals who have realized the incredible opportunity presented by integrating their offerings with the cPanel & WHM control panel. We are committed to providing a product that can easilybe extended to meet your needs. The sections below contain more information about integrating with cPanel and WHM. …

More Details About DB Mapping

As mentioned in A General Overview of Database Mapping , DB Mapping is available with the launch of cPanel 11.25.1. Let’s recap what DB Mapping is and then we can chew on the details: DB Mapping is core code in 11.25.1 DB Mapping exposes DB Prefixing behaviors DB Mapping provides an interface for importing non-cPanel accounts …

Spotlight On: API Docs & Writing a cPanel Plugin

As of today, cPanel’s API1 and API2 are fully documented. cPanel’s x3 interface is entirely API-driven, meaning that every action you can perform in the cPanel interface is now documented and can be automated through our XML-API or reimplemented in a unique theme. Accompanying the complete release of our API documentation is a guide called Writing cPanel Plugins. These documents cover all of the steps required to create a cPanel plugin, in …

A General Overview of Database Mapping

Inside of 11.25.1 we are introducing a new feature called “database mapping” .  Despite the vague name, this feature has huge implications for integrated applications, transfers from non-cPanel servers and custom themes.  What this does is remove the restraint of MySQL database and usernames having to be prefixed by the cPanel account’s username. The benefit of the DB Mapping feature is that when transferring accounts from non-cpanel systems, the database name will now be preserved …

cPanel Auto Provisioning through Kickstart

In my last post I talked about how to create the CentOS/cPanel installer ISO.  This information is good, but what if you want to do something more?  What if you wanted to pre-configure cPanel? What if you wanted cPanel to automatically use a certain EasyApache profile? You can easily accomplish this in a way that can be used with any kickstart-based deployment method, not just the ISO image method. Kickstart works by passing a kickstart …

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