All posts by: Sean Valant

Linked Mail Nodes

As an exciting new way to optimize your hosting environment, we’re happy to introduce Linked Mail Nodes. This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about this great new feature from cPanel! What Are Linked Mail Nodes? Linked mail nodes are separate cPanel servers that can be configured solely to manage email services. This provides a number of benefits, which we’ll be discussing below. How Do Linked Mail Nodes Benefit My Business? …

Ubuntu LTS And Full cPanel® Support

In late 2020, CentOS 8 announced that it would be reaching its end-of-life in December of 2021. This news was rather unexpected in both the open source and web hosting worlds. In response, we have been working towards providing solutions that will not just benefit our Partners and Customers, but also provide options as we move forward together. Earlier this month, we announced that cPanel and WHM® version 94 will fully support …

NGINX® Caching And cPanel® Version 96

Caching, for our purposes here, is the temporary storage of website files in such a way (and often in various locations) that results in significantly faster website loading times for the end users. As a result, caching also reduces the overall resource usage on the server itself. In other words, when your website utilizes caching it consequently loads much faster for your visitors. NGINX caching is now officially supported in cPanel; let’s talk a little …

AlmaLinux And Full cPanel® Support

When it was announced in late 2020 that CentOS 8 would reach its end-of-life in December of 2021, both the open source and web hosting worlds were understandably taken a bit by surprise. With this in mind, we are very pleased to announce that cPanel & WHM® version 94 will fully support AlmaLinux immediately upon its launch date (March 30, 2021). Being day 1 partners with AlmaLinux is not only a …

Business Email And The Power Of Email Forwarders

Everyone has an email address these days. And the email address you use does, to a certain extent, say a lot about you. For example, yourname@gmail.com conveys a different message than pizzalover123@gmail.com… with our apologies to anyone that may actually be the owner of either of those email addresses. While your personal email address is generally different from your business email address, a similar set of parameters do exist that convey certain things about you …

The DNS Zone For Beginners

For all intents and purposes, DNS can be considered almost like the internet’s phonebook. At least that’s how it’s most often metaphorically explained. However, your domain’s DNS zone is slightly less like an old yellow pages and much more like the saved contacts list within your cell phone. You enter a phone number and a name to go with the phone number, hit save and then you can promptly forget the phone number because you’ll …

Meditations On Software And UI Updates

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, your favorite application, software, or website is going to eventually (and periodically) be redesigned. Odds are, at first, that you aren’t going to initially be a fan of the new design. It’s like when your local grocery store rearranges all the products on the shelves… why isn’t everything exactly where I want it to be?! The simple answer is: because. But there is a much larger answer …

Social Content And Your Business

Social media. Before it existed, no one needed it. Now that it does exist, everyone needs it… including your business. Fundamentally, and for better or worse, social media is literally just content. But what separates the good from the bad, the appropriate from the inappropriate, and the viral from the run-of-the-mill? More importantly, how can you apply the answers to these questions towards a more successful social media strategy for your business? Content is king. …

The 80/20 Principle And Your Business

The 80/20 Principle, also known as The Pareto Principle, states that 80% of the results are derived from 20% of the causes. Those familiar with the concept generally agree that it is more or less universally applicable in virtually all circumstances. As bold of statement as that may be, you just might come to find that it really is true. Where did this all originate, what does it actually mean, and how does does it …

Are Blogs A Dying Art Form, Or The Vinyl Albums Of Online Content?

YouTube. Podcasts. Even Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter. But… LiveJournal, anyone? No? Believe it or not, before the modern era of online content being almost exclusively streamed audio or video, there was a time when we all basically had to read the internet as though it was a digital book, more or less. Does anyone even remember the term “blogosphere” anymore? It was totally a thing. Gather round the VR campfire, I’ll tell the tale of …