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All posts by: Phil Hodges

Moving Your WordPress.com site to a cPanel Server

WordPress is the most commonly used CMS (Content Management Software) on the internet, with a market share of 59.5% of websites built on the internet. There are numerous ways to get a WordPress blog up and running for the public to see. One of the more popular ways to publish a blog is WordPress’ official site- WordPress.com. This site offers the opportunities for its users to build and maintain a free WordPress blog. There are downsides to a …

Security Advisor 101

Inside the Security Center section of WHM lies a feature that some cPanel & WHM users may not be familiar with. Security Advisor is a feature that when selected, displays possible security concerns that hosting providers will want to address, as well as a solution to that warning message. The settings that are flagged may be problematic in some configurations but are not something that would be addressed through a cPanel & WHM version …

Move Over MyDNS and NSD- Here Comes PowerDNS!

One of the useful features that we offer with cPanel & WHM is the ability to run your own DNS server . The nameserver features we have provided in the past have included PowerDNS, MyDNS, BIND, and NSD. With the release of cPanel & WHM Version 78, we are deprecating NSD and MyDNS. New installations of cPanel & WHM version 78 will not allow you to select the NSD or MyDNS nameservers. Our long-term …

Cloud-Based Hostname Workaround

It’s very common these days for hosting providers to offer cloud-based hosting solutions to their customers. In configuring these servers ourselves, and in interactions with our customers’ servers, an issue has come to our attention where the dhclient script does not preserve locally-configured hostnames. This means that hostnames configured on the command line might not remain through a reboot. We wante to provide a workaround solution for this while continuing to investigate a more permanent, long-term solution. What …

WHM Feature Showcase update

If you’ve ever logged in to WHM as a root-level user, you’ve assuredly seen a box with a notification of a new or improved feature. This dialogue box is known as the “Feature Showcase,” and has allowed us at cPanel to present information about changes to cPanel & WHM. Since its creation, the Feature Showcase was only available for use by cPanel. However, we’ve made some changes to the functionality of the Feature Showcase …

Welcome to the Land Where it Just Don’t Stop

This year cPanel has chosen its home base of Houston, Texas as the location for its annual conference.  What makes the city so great? Let me tell you the ways! The Music! In his seminal 1998 Hip-Hop classic “Tops Drop,” rapper Fat Pat extolled on the virtues of living in the south Texas city of Houston- including its particular blend of “3rd Coast” hip-hop, the “Slab Culture” and the other general braggadocios claims made about …

Asking your boss to send you to #cPConf

Dear [Name of the world’s best boss], cPanel is having their annual conference from October 1st through October 3rd, and I think it would be very beneficial to the company for me to attend. As you know, cPanel has significantly increased the speed with which they develop new features and release new versions. They’ve released four new major versions each of the last three years. Increasing my knowledge of the cPanel & WHM software is …

The Beginning is The End is The Beginning (of EasyApache)

As most of you are aware, EasyApache3 (EA3) is going to End of Life status as of December 2018.  Moving to EOL status means that if you are still running EA3 by the time v78 is released, you will not be able to upgrade to the newest version of cPanel & WHM. The life cycle of EA3 over the next few cPanel releases will play out as follows: Advisements in version 72: warnings have been added to …

Which SSL Certificate is Right For Me?

Early this year Google announced that it would start warning users when a site they visited was not using an SSL Certificate, and we helped you understand the reasons behind SSL Certificates. Today, let’s talk about picking the right one! No matter what sort of website you may host, protecting and encrypting the data transmitted over the internet has never been more important. From consumer apprehension due to browser warnings to identity theft …

Managing Multiple Domains from a Single Hosting Account

This post was originally added to our blog on January 31st, 2012. It has been updated for accuracy, and readability. cPanel has made it easier to manage your domains in a single place. In this post, we will go over how to add another domain to your existing cPanel account. This tutorial will require that you have a hosting account and have access to cPanel to add the domain. Are you unfamiliar with what DNS is or what the different …