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All posts by: Sarah K.

Reducing Our Installer’s Timey-Wimey Stuff

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.” Over the last few versions, we’ve noticed that the time that it takes to install cPanel & WHM on a new server has increased. We want to make sure that using cPanel & WHM saves you as much time …

FrontPage Removal Option in cPanel & WHM 11.44

Microsoft® discontinued support for FrontPage® Extensions on Linux servers in 2006. Because of this, cPanel strongly recommends that you do not install FrontPage, and that you uninstall it as soon as possible if it is currently on your server. …

Blockers for New Installations of cPanel & WHM

With the latest version of our installer, new installations of cPanel & WHM software will be subject to the following blockers: The target version must be cPanel & WHM version 11.40 or higher. For CentOS, CloudLinux, or RHEL operating systems, the installation must be version 6 or higher. If either of these statements are not true, the installation will fail. These blockers are meant to encourage system administrators to use the most up-to-date software, which …

MySQL 5.1 End Of Life

As of December 31, 2013, Oracle will no longer distribute updates for MySQL 5.1. To facilitate migration from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 or 5.6, we will continue to support MySQL 5.1 through the life of cPanel & WHM software version 11.42. Of course, we also encourage you to upgrade your version of MySQL sooner if at all possible. Beginning with cPanel & WHM version 11.44, upgrades will require …

Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5

In cPanel & WHM software version 11.42, we’re making the leap from Horde 1.2 to Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1. We’re also shipping this and future versions of Horde as an RPM, to ensure consistent installation and updates. Some of the new and improved features that you’ll find in our installation of Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1 include: A mobile interface A customizable web interface Threaded conversations Mail filtering A built-in calendar with event reminders …

Internal PHP Upgrade

In cPanel & WHM software version 11.42, we will upgrade our internal PHP to version 5.4. This version offers dramatic improvements in performance, introduces new features, and removes deprecated functions. For more information about the changes you can expect from PHP 5.4,  see the PHP 5.4.0 Release Announcement. If you would like to test our new PHP 5.4 installation, it is now available through a special “next” build. This build …

It’s Time to Upgrade MySQL

Beginning sometime in 2014, cPanel & WHM software will no longer support MySQL 5.1. This EOL will provide several benefits: Better pre-release testing Simplified EasyApache support Simplified database support In cPanel & WHM version 11.42, we will add support for MySQL 5.6, in addition to our continued support of MySQL 5.5. Please note: If you haven’t upgraded to one of these versions before we remove support for MySQL 5.1, then you will be blocked from …