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Reseller’s Guide to ACLs and API Tokens

Several versions ago, we made some monumental changes to the way that the ACLs (access control lists) and APIs behave and the level of access they grant. These improvements allow webhosts to provide more access to resellers while maintaining security for root users and server owners. We want to take this opportunity to highlight the numerous changes that these updates bring. New Reseller Privileges Granted If you are a webhosting provider, you likely sell hosting …

A Brand New Tomcat is Here!

In cPanel & WHM version 76, we implemented a new version of Apache Tomcat® for users that run EasyApache 4. This iteration represents a complete overhaul of our implementation and provides substantial differences from the EasyApache 3 version. The EasyApache 4 implementation of Tomcat configures a private instance for each user. This utilization increases security and allows the user to manage their Tomcat services, but increases memory use on the server. A Glimpse into the Process

Move Over MyDNS and NSD- Here Comes PowerDNS!

One of the useful features that we offer with cPanel & WHM is the ability to run your own DNS server . The nameserver features we have provided in the past have included PowerDNS, MyDNS, BIND, and NSD. With the release of cPanel & WHM Version 78, we are deprecating NSD and MyDNS. New installations of cPanel & WHM version 78 will not allow you to select the NSD or MyDNS nameservers. Our long-term …

Cloud-Based Hostname Workaround

It’s very common these days for hosting providers to offer cloud-based hosting solutions to their customers. In configuring these servers ourselves, and in interactions with our customers’ servers, an issue has come to our attention where the dhclient script does not preserve locally-configured hostnames. This means that hostnames configured on the command line might not remain through a reboot. We wante to provide a workaround solution for this while continuing to investigate a more permanent, long-term solution. What …

Changing up the Feedback System

cPanel’s support teams thrive on customer feedback. We work hard to ensure that we are meeting our customer’s expectations and providing them with the best experience. That begins with us trying to understand our customer’s reactions to the support that we provide. The best means of doing that is via our feedback system. We’ve decided to make a few changes to how customers leave feedback for our Technical Support and Customer Service teams. cPanel …

WHM Feature Showcase update

If you’ve ever logged in to WHM as a root-level user, you’ve assuredly seen a box with a notification of a new or improved feature. This dialogue box is known as the “Feature Showcase,” and has allowed us at cPanel to present information about changes to cPanel & WHM. Since its creation, the Feature Showcase was only available for use by cPanel. However, we’ve made some changes to the functionality of the Feature Showcase …

How to Build a cPanel Hosting Environment on Amazon AWS

Let’s say you need to find hosting for multiple web applications with cPanel backend access so clients cannot access each other’s backends. What can you do to create a secure hosting environment without paying for several different hosting accounts? Why not host it yourself?! Disclaimer: If you have one or two lightweight websites, this probably isn’t the most cost effective route to go, however, if you are currently paying to host several websites and have …

Renaming Proxy Subdomains to Service Domains

In cPanel & WHM version 76, which we expect to be in EDGE this week, we renamed “Proxy Subdomains” to “Service Subdomains” due to improvements we are making under the hood. Let’s talk about where they came from, and why we’re changing their name! What are Proxy Subdomains? Proxy subdomains allow users to connect indirectly to the cPanel & WHM login pages. Rather than opening example.com:2083, they can open cpanel.example.com. Proxy subdomains have two primary uses for hosting …

In our Second Home of Houston

The WHMCS team is incredibly excited to be sponsoring and taking part in cPanel Conference for another year. Thanks to our special relationship with cPanel, the cPanel conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with important partners and vendors that are part of the cPanel ecosystem and has proven itself to be a great event for bringing together people from all over the industry. The conference is taking place in our …

Asking your boss to send you to #cPConf

Dear [Name of the world’s best boss], cPanel is having their annual conference from October 1st through October 3rd, and I think it would be very beneficial to the company for me to attend. As you know, cPanel has significantly increased the speed with which they develop new features and release new versions. They’ve released four new major versions each of the last three years. Increasing my knowledge of the cPanel & WHM software is …