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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 …

MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 10.1 End of Life

Hashes to hashes, dust to dust The following databases will reach End of Life status within the next year: MariaDB® 10.1 on October 17 2020. MySQL® 5.6 on February 5, 2021. cPanel, L.L.C. will no longer provide support for systems running MariaDB 10.1 or MySQL 5.6 after they reach End of Life status. System administrators who do not upgrade their servers to newer supported versions of those databases are at risk of not receiving essential patches to security vulnerabilities and …

… and you get a hostname! And you get a hostname! And you get a hostname!

Solving a hostname security warning: The first time a user tries to log in to WHM on a newly-installed server, they see a security warning. It can be scary, especially for users on a trial license running cPanel & WHM for the first time. This happens because most modern browsers display a warning whenever a user tries to visit a site or domain with an invalid or self-signed certificate. cPanel & WHM attempts to secure …

Unblocking MySQL 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 78

Good news for MySQL 5.5 users! We have been able to plan the removal of the blocker from cPanel & WHM version 78 which prevented you from upgrading to our LTS version 86.  Soon, you’ll be able to upgrade to the supported version 86 even if you are still using MySQL 5.5. Keep in mind that cPanel and WHM version 86 contains rudimentary functionality only for existing installations of MySQL 5.5, and you should upgrade …

How to Install and Manage NGINX on cPanel

Although Apache and NGINX are both web servers, they approach the task of serving web pages differently. Each has advantages and trade-offs, which prompts the question: can I use NGINX with cPanel?  The short answer is yes, you can use NGINX with cPanel; however, its integration is a little tricky. Let’s explore the ways cPanel users can take advantage of NGINX’s strengths, and look at how we are working to make NGINX a viable alternative …