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VARCHAR vs. TEXT for MySQL Databases

When you’re building a database for a web application, one of the most impactful decisions is the data type you choose for text data fields. MySQL provides multiple string data types, each with unique characteristics and trade-offs. The data type you choose affects how much data you can store, where it’s stored, the functionality available to you, and the performance of everyday database operations. In this article, we’ll look at one frequently asked question concerning …

Introducing Jupiter – A New Look For cPanel

Creating a new theme for cPanel is no small task. We knew we had to not only keep what our current users love, but also provide an easy-to-use format for newer users. We want you to be able to find the tools you need (and any help you may need) without delay. This is what led us to develop two main pages for Jupiter – the Tools page and the Solutions page. The Main Menu allows you to easily switch between these two pages. The Tools …

Synchronizing Your cPanel® Calendar, Contacts, and Email on Android with ActiveSync

Starting in v98, cPanel & WHM added support for Android-based mobile devices to interact with calendars and contacts via ActiveSync. What is ActiveSync? Microsoft® originally developed the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol—commonly known as ActiveSync—for use by mobile devices in combination with its Exchange Server. The protocol uses a lightweight version of XML called WBXML to optimize traffic for the frequently slow and unreliable connections that may be encountered on cellular networks and public …

MariaDB® 10.5 Full Support in cPanel & WHM® Version 98

We are very pleased to announce that we’ll be releasing MariaDB 10.5 in version 98!  MariaDB 10.5 was released in December of 2019, and will be fully supported in cPanel and WHM version 98. We will still provide currently supported MariaDB offerings, though we strongly encourage you to update to the latest version. For more information on what’s new in MariaDB 10.5 please read their Changes and Improvements in MariaDB 10.5 update page. How To Upgrade To …

How To Reset the MySQL® Root Password And MySQL User Passwords

MySQL is the primary database software for sites hosted on cPanel-managed servers, including WordPress® and ecommerce applications such as Magento. Because MySQL has to manage read and write permissions for many different sites and databases, it is a multi-user system.  Each user account has a set of permissions that limit its access. The MySQL root user has no limits; as the database server’s administrator, the root user can create and delete accounts and modify any …

Accelerate cPanel® Web Hosting with NGINX® Caching

Faster is better where web hosting is concerned. Users want fast-loading pages and so do search engines. With the introduction of official support for NGINX caching in cPanel & WHM, web hosts and server administrators can quickly deploy server-side caching to all users, significantly improving web performance with minimal setup and configuration.  If you’d like to see NGINX caching in action, take a look at our recent cPanel LIVE! NGINX broadcast, which …

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? …

Introducing Glass: A New Style For Paper Lantern

Glass, a clean and elegant take on our classic style, strips away the clutter and leaves only what you need to manage your website. Starting in cPanel & WHM® version 96, Glass is the default style for all new cPanel users. What Inspired Glass? For a product with an incredible amount of depth and complexity, our first priority was to make cPanel easier for users to navigate. We wanted a clean, modern look and feel. …

WP Toolkit Lite vs WP Toolkit Deluxe: A Feature Comparison

Late last year, we brought WP Toolkit to cPanel & WHM. It’s a brand new WordPress management solution that empowers hosting providers and resellers to offer a comprehensive modern interface for managing any number of WordPress sites. Even better, WP Toolkit is integrated with cPanel alongside the powerful site management tools users already know and love. WP Toolkit (or WPT) replaces cPanel’s WordPress Manager, which was deprecated with the release of cPanel & WHM Version …

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 …