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Backup Improvements for cPanel & WHM

Backups are a crucial part of any hosting plan. The panic and worry of a site crashing can keep a website owner up at night. For many people, a website is more than a digital presence, a website is means of survival. Whether their site sells widgets or is ad sponsored, losing data …

EasyApache and Tomcat 7

Coming Soon to an EasyApache installation near you – Tomcat 7! Some things in life get better with age; wine, a classic car, cheese, and fine art. Sadly, Tomcat 5.5 isn’t one of them. With Tomcat 7 an administrator can expect several improved features including memory optimization, refactored clustering, and increased security options. These enhancements will benefit both server administrators and website owners with quicker response time and security measures for Java applications. …

Tell them about the Twinkie

We have started on this ‘path’ of redesigning cPanel’s current primary theme called x3. We have even gone so far as to begin calling this new project x4. When Egon is explaining to Winston that the coming psychokinetic activity would be a Twinkie…”thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds”, Winston simply replies, “Thats a big Twinkie.” The redesign of cPanel into x4 is, well, a big Twinkie. The home page …

You’re my boy, Blue!

One of the first things you will notice in the new cPanel interface is a concentrated effort to make the work flow as clear and discernible as possible. Keeping that in mind, each page of cPanel/WHM has one ‘primary’ action that is easily recognizable. For example, the change password page has one action, but it might be overlooked. While the user is asked to enter the old password, and then the new password twice, the …

Foundations and Beginnings

“To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.” – Marilyn Monroe It’s probably safe to say, this is the first article about UI/UX that you have ever read that quoted Marilyn Monroe. cPanel has been at the forefront of the managed hosting business since its inception, and the changes that you are starting to see in WHM and cPanel ‘x4’ are just the …

Introducing the Most Stable, Best Looking and Most Dependable Web Hosting Platform Ever, cPanel!

The results are in, 2012 ended on a high note for us at cPanel! I’d like to take a moment here and look back at some of the changes we’ve made over the course of the past year and how those changes has turned an exciting, prosperous, and very busy 2012 for this company as a whole, into something that is already generating a great deal of momentum for us, going into 2013. Full speed …

cPanel RPMs Q&A

What are RPMs? RPM stands for Red Hat Package Manager. This allows for the easier and quicker deployment of files. RPMs create a standard for installation of how different pieces of software are installed on a system. This software can be anything from wget to Perl or Python. Instead of building files from source, RPMs come prebuilt. RPMs also allow for easier updating of systems. Why is cPanel & WHM Switching to RPMs? For much …

Update Prep: How to Test Your Software with the Upcoming Versions of cPanel & WHM

With the release of cPanel & WHM 11.36 on the horizon, how should Integrators test their software before it gets to the masses? Every time cPanel releases a new version of cPanel & WHM we get tickets that all seem to read, “cPanel broke my websites! I am losing money!” Often, the cause is a problem with a third-party application. We hate downtime, and like you, we want to give the customer the best experience …

2012-06-18 Update

Our last article brought you up to date on some aspects of our localization efforts. However the team working on integration with the translation service have not stood still. What have they accomplished since the last article? What are they currently working on? What do we intend in the future for localization in cPanel & WHM? …

Localization Update

You’re probably wondering what’s going on with Localization in cPanel & WHM. In cPanel & WHM 11.32 we introduced a new login system with enhanced localization capabilities. More on these capabilities later. One thing notable about the login system is every piece of text, every string, is localized. So why are these localized strings of such poor quality? The current state of quality is because all the strings (in the login system) are machine translated …