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The 2017 #cPConf Escape Room

Hi. I’m Laurence Simon. I’m a writer. I write things. A lot of development teams here at cPanel have been going to escape rooms as team-building exercises. In escape rooms, you get locked in a room, and you have to figure out the puzzles and challenges to get free before the clock runs out. They also usually have some kind of theme, like a bomb about to go off, or a steampunk airship, or a …

Bye bye, prelinking!

Older versions of operating systems used prelink to preprocess modules and improve system performance. However, newer operating systems do not require prelink for performance enhancement. Also, the prelink module has compatibility issues with our RPM system, and we removed support for prelink in cPanel & WHM version 54. Soon, we will add the removal of prelink to our Autofixer repository. cPanel & WHM version 11.50 and later will automatically remove prelink from your system. For …

External Authentication

Don’t you hate having to remember so many usernames and passwords? The External Authentication feature allows system administrators to grant users the ability to link credentials at OpenID authentication providers to their user accounts. So, if the user is currently authenticated to an external provider that they’ve linked to their user account, they can click on the provider’s button on the login interface to automatically login to cPanel or WHM. One …

Update to Recent Database Prefixing Post

First, we would like to thank everyone who has provided us with feedback on our recent blog post about database name length restrictions and database prefixing. In response to the conversations that we have had, both online and offline, we have developed a new set of minimum delivery requirements for database users and names in cPanel & WHM version 11.44. …

Changing in 11.44 – Database Name Length Restriction

UPDATE – We have updated our plans for database prefixing and maximum username and database name lengths. For more information, read our latest post: Update to Recent Database Prefixing Post. This year, we have worked to remove the restrictions on database name length. As of cPanel & WHM version 11.44, you will be able to create: MySQL databases with names that are up to 64 characters long PostgreSQL databases …

What’s Up, Docs?

Hi there. I’m Laurence Simon, one of the technical writers here at cPanel. Once upon a time, I was like you. I was a technical support representative, in a large hosting environment, who provided support for resellers of cPanel software. While supporting the customers, I would frequently refer them to the cPanel documentation, but every so often there would be an ambiguity or issue, or something that it just didn’t cover adequately. For the longest …