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The cPanel Development Process

One of the most common things seen on the features site is users asking for a feature request to be added to the next version of cPanel. While we do evaluate each request for inclusion in the version currently being developed, too many variable requests come through for us to include all of them. Today we wanted to talk a bit about what happens to the ones that aren’t picked up for inclusion in the …

Updated deprecation schedule for X3

Back in September 2015, we announced the impending deprecation of X3, the previous generation user interface for cPanel. Since doing so we’ve seen adoption of Paper Lantern sky-rocket. After significant feedback from our customers and stakeholders we’re revising the deprecation schedule. Originally we said that we would stop shipping the X3 theme with v58, but in our development planning meeting yesterday we decided to delay that to v60, which is a delay of 4 months …

Shh! This Service is Sleeping! Dormant Mode in cPanel & WHM version 56

When you’re running a cPanel & WHM server, you want to make sure that you get the most bang out of every bit of memory you can. To help you do this, cPanel & WHM version 56 will include additional settings to reduce unnecessary memory consumption. We’ve expanded and improved the dormant mode setting that’s available for cPanel & WHM services. Services enter dormant mode when they’ve been idle for a set amount of time, …

Password Reset for All

A key feature that has been requested by cPanel Server Administrators, cPanel Users, and End Users (Webmail, FTP, Web Disk) alike, has been the ability to reset passwords without the need for Administrator or Account Owner intervention. We have recently revamped the Password Reset process to enhance its capabilities and extend them to allow Subaccounts to reset their passwords via a self-service process. This means that Webmail, FTP, and Web Disk accounts that have been …

PHP 7 Is Here!

One of our most requested features is for PHP 7 support.  We’ve heard you loud and clear, and over the last few weeks we’ve been working to bring PHP 7 to EasyApache.  I’d like to announce that it is now available in our primary EA4 repositories. PHP 7 brings a lot of improvements to the table. One of the most notable changes are the speed improvements gained from PHPNG, the newly refactored Zend Engine …

We’re Moving to Perl 5.22 in cPanel & WHM Version 56

If you use custom code on your cPanel & WHM servers, please read this message! Without further action on your part, your custom code may break in cPanel & WHM version 56. In version 56, we will compile the cPanel & WHM binaries against Perl version 5.22. Previously, we compiled binaries against Perl 5.14.4. Because of this, the upgrade to Perl 5.22 may cause problems with any custom Perl code that you execute from cPanel …

Where is my Two Factor Authentication?

cPanel & WHM version 54 introduces the new Two Factor Authentication features for the cPanel and WHM interfaces. This feature is one of the most highly requested features on features.cpanel.net. We at cPanel worked hard to bring this in cPanel & WHM version 54.  When the new feature hit the CURRENT release tier, some of our third-party integrators grew concerned about the changes made to the API system. We …

EasyApache 4 in 54

We received a lot of great feedback from the community on our first iteration of EasyApache 4 and MultiPHP in 11.52! Many users tested it out with their own configurations, and many systems now use EasyApache 4. Our experience so far Despite the ‘Technical Preview’ warning in 52, EasyApache 4 is quite stable. The biggest current pain point is the migration process from EA3 to EA4. If you use the default EasyApache 3 profile, the …

Update Your Style for Version 54

In cPanel and WHM version 54, the cPanel interface is changing in a lot of ways, which means the way you customize cPanel styles will also change. With a few more elements and classes, you can easily update your 11.52 style to 54. Before we updated to version 54, we applied a custom style to the Siteocity cPanel interface. As an example, here’s what we did to update the …