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cPanel Training: Education for Web Hosts

We didn’t become the hosting platform of choice by solely providing great software. Our overall mission is to empower hosting providers of all sizes. A part of the way we ensure hosts, server administrators, site owners, and web professionals at all levels get what they need is through education. In addition to our Knowledge Base, Documentation notes, and our ongoing blog series, we have a dedicated team of training personnel …

Coming very soon: DNSONLY Server Licenses

It’s been more than 10 years since we first released cPanel DNSONLY, and it’s remained one of the best parts of cPanel & WHM. Historically, DNSONLY servers have not required a cPanel license of any kind, but that’s about to change. What is DNSONLY? In case you aren’t familiar, DNSONLY is a free limited-feature cPanel & WHM server type. It allows server administrators to run nameservers on their own dedicated servers. DNSONLY servers also integrate perfectly with full-feature cPanel …

What to Expect for cPanel WordPress Integration in 2018

cPanel has been providing WordPress via Site Software for several years, however, there have been some limitations. In the past year, we have sought to not only remove those limitations but also provide server and site administrators with new capabilities. In June of last year, we released the first iteration of WordPress Manager and the updated WordPress package via Site Software. Since then, we have built in new functionality, gave a talk at the cPanel …

Which License Should I Purchase?

VPS Optimized, Dedicated and CloudLinux Licensing My name is Donna and it has been a privilege to be part of the cPanel Customer Service Team for over 4 years. One of the many jobs in Customer Service is making sure our customers have purchased the correct license for their hosting server. I absolutely love helping our cPanel customers and I would like to go over a frequently asked question, “Which license should I purchase?”. The type of …

2017 Product Development Recap

2017 was a year unlike any other here at cPanel. As we start 2018, I’d like to share some of the highs and lows of 2017 with you. cPanel; The Company. We continued our tradition of bringing customers to our development teams, having two such visits during 2017. Representatives from companies as diverse as InMotion Hosting, Maui Global Communications Corporations, VexxHost, and Host4Yourself were just some of the customers that we brought to cPanel HQ. …

December 2017 Development Update

Between the cPanel conference, releasing cPanel & WHM Version 68 and building version 70, we’ve done a whole lot since our last Development Update! We’ve had a ton of blog posts covering a lot of the new and exciting things that came with version 68 already. Let’s talk about version 70, and some of the other stuff coming down the pipeline. v70 If you’ve started to take a look at version 70, you’ll likely notice that there’s a …

Being a Good Open Source Community Member: Why we hesitated on MySQL 5.7

The open source community is great, largely because it is powered by the passion of its members. Much of that passion is rooted in Doing What’s Right™*, but often there are lengthy discussions about what specifically that means. I want to talk a bit about one particular part of the open source community, and how it has made cPanel as a company react. Why we hesitated on MySQL 5.7 In January of 2015 we released cPanel …

Continuing the fight for a free and open internet

The fight to prevent internet service providers from being able to decide what you are allowed to do and see on the internet continues today. The FCC is set to vote on December 14th, 2017 (just two days from now) to repeal a set of rules put in place in 2015 that classify internet access as a Title II utility. If removed, internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T will no longer be prohibited from …

TLS Changes in Version 68

In order to further our general goal of making cPanel & WHM as secure as possible out of the box, beginning with version 68 new installs will default to TLS 1.2, with TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.0 being disabled. You will be able to manually enable them if you need to after the install, but we’re defaulting to a more secure environment. Servers that have upgraded to version 68 will retain the existing settings until …

Improvements to cPanel Account Package Extensions

cPanel & WHM is a very powerful piece of software, that allows server managers to more easily manage their servers. The real power, though, comes from its extendability. In most webhosting environments, cPanel accounts are built using Account Packages. To help cPanel & WHM integrators, we released a new feature four years ago, in cPanel & WHM version 11.40, called package extensions. Package extensions allow our technology partners like CloudLinux to extend cPanel account packages to include …