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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 …

8 More Features You Need To Know About cPanel & WHM® Version 88

We have released cPanel & WHM® Version 88 and it’s packed with some exciting long-awaited updates. These include MySQL® 8 support, upgrading to Roundcube 1.4 webmail with responsive mobile themes and Calendar and Contacts Support (CCS) and the inclusion of free ImunifyAV protection for your server. We’re going to take a deeper dive into some of the other useful updates included in Version 88 in this article.  Here’s a list of other improvements in Version …

2020 Spring Privacy Policy Updates

Your privacy is important, and securing your data is part of our mission here at cPanel. Because of this, we regularly review our privacy policy and privacy practices to refine them and to make sure that they accurately reflect how we collect, process, use, and store information. Based on our most recent review, we’ve made changes to our privacy policy. To help you understand these changes, you can follow this link to see a redline of our new privacy …

Level up with cPanel University from home

If we have learned one thing from the 2020 COVID-19 situation, access to online resources and training is vital to keep businesses going. Online education has exploded due to school closures, and the learn-from-home approach has become the current standard. The hosting industry has also thrived in this arena, for example, Alibaba Cloud deployed more than 100,000 new cloud servers in two hours and set a new record for rapid capacity expansion.  At cPanel, our work is a hybrid …

How to Analyze New Software Product Opportunities

Whether you want to sell your idea to your leadership or want a more solidified project proposal backed by proof, we are going to equip you with the tools you need to improve your success. We’ll walk you through step by step what to do before you plan your proposal. You want to find the best way to devise a plan that will support your idea with hard data and approvals will be a breeze. …

Scale Up Your Hosting Business By Serving Your Customers

The web hosting industry has made significant changes in the past decade, and customer expectations have moved far beyond storage to a services-driven market. In 2020 there are about 2 billion websites online, and a new domain is registered every 2 seconds. The growth of the internet continues to reach new highs and new markets. In the hosting sector, growth can come in many forms. How does a hosting company increase revenue and continue to …