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All posts by: Sarah K.

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 …

Removed Scripts in cPanel & WHM Version 11.42

All good things must come to an end. In version 11.42, we will remove several deprecated service update scripts from cPanel & WHM. These scripts have been deprecated since version 11.36. Because of this, system administrators should make certain that they have already updated any cronjobs or other dependencies that might include them. Otherwise, you may be depending on out-of-date or broken scripts to perform important service-related tasks on your server. What’s the difference between deprecated …

Upgrades in cPanel & WHM Version 11.40 and Beyond

Understanding our upgrade process will help you keep your servers up-to-date with the level of stability that you need. In cPanel & WHM version 11.40, we have added a few new changes to how upgrades work, to help make the transition between major versions better for everyone. How do upgrades work? Before an upgrade takes place, compatibility checks are performed for the target version. If any blockers are found, the upgrade exits and leaves the system …