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Blocking attacks with EasyApache 4’s mod_evasive

With the release of EasyApache 4 on Nov 7th, 2017, we now provide the mod_evasive Apache module. You can install it either in the EasyApache 4 interface, or with yum install ea-apache24-mod_evasive on the command line. What is mod_evasive? Themod_evasive Apache module helps to protect your server against DoS, DDoS, and brute force attacks. It also acts a detection tool, and you can configure it to communicate with iptables, firewalls, and routers, among other things. This module works well for …

EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedules

  Notice 9/13/16: This deprecation schedule is no longer valid. Please see the updated schedule in the new post: Updated EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedule. The below post is retained solely for historical accuracy.  EasyApache 3 has served us well for the past 10 years, but it’s almost time for us to say goodbye. While EasyApache3 did its job, and did it for a long time, there were many improvements that we wanted to make. The biggest external complaint …

PHP 7 Is Here!

One of our most requested features is for PHP 7 support.  We’ve heard you loud and clear, and over the last few weeks we’ve been working to bring PHP 7 to EasyApache.  I’d like to announce that it is now available in our primary EA4 repositories. PHP 7 brings a lot of improvements to the table. One of the most notable changes are the speed improvements gained from PHPNG, the newly refactored Zend Engine …

EasyApache 4 in 54

We received a lot of great feedback from the community on our first iteration of EasyApache 4 and MultiPHP in 11.52! Many users tested it out with their own configurations, and many systems now use EasyApache 4. Our experience so far Despite the ‘Technical Preview’ warning in 52, EasyApache 4 is quite stable. The biggest current pain point is the migration process from EA3 to EA4. If you use the default EasyApache 3 profile, the …

Saying Goodbye to PHP 5.4

Sometimes you have to know when to call it a night and retire gracefully. PHP 5.4 goes End of Life on September 14, 2015, which means it’s time for a change. With the release of EasyApache 3.32 on September 9th, we’ll be switching to PHP 5.5 as the default PHP version for fresh installations of cPanel & WHM.  Of course, we’ll continue to ensure that your favorite modules and PHP versions are updated and compatible, as always, and …

Upcoming Web Stack Changes

Over the next weeks, we will be making a few EasyApache releases that are going to give you new features, as well as making some changes that we wanted you to be aware of. One of the new features has been a long time coming. We’ve been hard at work on EasyApache 4 and MultiPHP, and we appreciate your patience. Recently we’ve tackled some major bugs with the EA3 Apache and PHP stack, and we’re …

Tomcat support in CentOS 7

Tomcat has had a great run with cPanel & WHM. Unfortunately, there are times in life when you know it’s time to say goodbye and gracefully remove yourself from the spotlight to allow others to get the chance to shine. …