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Getting Started With The cPanel® API

cPanel & WHM’s web interfaces offer a comprehensive server and web hosting management solution, but hosts and developers often want to automate tasks or integrate cPanel’s tools with other software. To make that easier, we provide extensive APIs that can be accessed both locally and remotely.  In this article, we’ll explore the cPanel & WHM APIs and show you how to get started with cPanel’s command-line API utilities and the HTTP API. We have recently updated …

How to Deploy a WordPress® Staging Site With cPanel

Editing a production WordPress site is like detailing your car while it’s driving down the freeway. You might arrive at your destination on time and looking good. Then again, it could all go horribly wrong—and if you do it often enough,  your luck will run out eventually.  If a business depends on its WordPress site or WooCommerce store, editing the live production installation is simply not worth the risk. WordPress staging sites, also called development …

WordPress® Auto-Updates: Should You Use Them?

Open Source projects like WordPress have empowered millions of people to have an online presence. One factor that plagues the Open Source community is hackers. The nature of Open Source and its security transparency opens the door to constant hacking attempts by ruthless hackers, bots, and script-kiddies. The number one way to prevent your WordPress site from getting hacked is to keep your WordPress version, themes, and plugins updated. Keeping WordPress updated can be challenging …

The Evolution of WordPress® Management with cPanel

cPanel & WHM® has introduced a revolutionary new way to manage WordPress sites. The WordPress Toolkit (WPTK) empowers web hosting providers and site owners to install, secure, and configure multiple websites in a single easy-to-use interface. This Toolkit simplifies site management by automating complex tasks and providing a unified configuration and support experience. Before the WordPress Toolkit, WordPress Manager was cPanel’s primary WordPress interface. However, while it surfaces useful configuration and backup settings, users often …

Our Updated MySQL® 5.5 Roadmap

In order to allow users of MySQL 5.5 more time to upgrade their database engines, we have recently changed our MySQL 5.5 roadmap to remove several cPanel & WHM upgrade blockers. If you run MySQL 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 78, you can upgrade to 86. You cannot upgrade to 88 or 90. If you run 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 86, you can upgrade to 92. Even though a cPanel & WHM …

Updated End User License Agreement and Pricing and Term Agreement

cPanel is excited to add to the availability of WordPress Toolkit.  To do that we’ve made some changes to our End User License Agreement and Pricing and Term Agreement.  In addition, we’ve added a click-through agreement for PartnerNOCs to give PartnerNOCs the ability to take advantage of this product.  We’ve also made some technical corrections.  I’ve summarized the changes below.  WordPress Toolkit Changes WordPress Toolkit is licensed on a per account basis.  To enable this, …

Deploying cPanel & WHM on Microsoft Azure

cPanel is excited to now be added to the Microsoft Azure® Marketplace. The complications involved in a manual cPanel install have been removed and the overall process greatly simplified; deploying cPanel & WHM on Microsoft Azure has never been easier! Microsoft Azure offers cloud services to help your business or organization get on the cloud quickly with the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications with your favorite tools such as cPanel & WHM. In this …

cPanel & WHM Server Monitoring: Tools for better control

An influential IBM® engineer once said that measurement is the first step towards control and improvement. He was talking about business systems, but it’s just as valid for servers. You can’t control or improve web hosting operations without monitoring, which is why cPanel & WHM is packed with tools to give you insight into your server’s hardware and software. This article will show you how cPanel & WHM’s server monitoring tools make it easy to …

How to Get Started with cPanel on Amazon Lightsail

cPanel is excited to be added as a blueprint on Amazon Lightsail. Getting started with cPanel on Lightsail has never been easier! Amazon Lightsail is an easy-to-use cloud platform that offers you everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan. If you’re new to the cloud or looking to get on the cloud quickly with AWS infrastructure, the simplified administration of cPanel is now just a few clicks away. In this …

How To Install LiteSpeed Web Server and LiteSpeed Cache on cPanel

The Apache web server is a critical component of cPanel & WHM, but no software can be all things to all people, and that’s why we’re happy to offer alternatives like NGINX and the LiteSpeed Web Server. We recently wrote about using NGINX instead of Apache in cPanel, and, although we’re working on it, NGINX isn’t yet a fully compatible replacement. LiteSpeed is a different story. It is easy to install, integrates perfectly with …