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Category: Tips & Tricks

An Interview with Matt Pugh, CEO of WHMCS

As both WHMCS and cPanel have finished our move to our new offices, released new versions of our respective software, I wanted to take a moment to catch up with Matt Pugh, CEO of WHMCS. Below is our conversation where I ask some questions about the relationship between our companies and some of the exciting features both companies have worked on together. Aaron: How long have cPanel and WHMCS been partnered together? Matt: We joined …

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 …

How to Create a Spam Filter

Let’s be honest, no one likes spam, not hosting providers, not web users, and certainly not us. That’s why it has become a reoccurring subject on the cPanel Blog. So, using one of our favorite features, Apache SpamAssassin, we want to equip you, the cPanel user, with a nifty trick to keep spam out of your inbox. SpamAssassin Preloaded into the cPanel dashboard, SpamAssassin is an open-source tool built to filter and …

The Importance of Using Protection | The Ins and Outs of Firewalls

We do a lot of posts on server protection because honestly — it’s pretty important. This time around we wanted to highlight and breakdown one of the most common tools used to protect your machine: the firewall. In this tips and tricks, we’ll go over what is a firewall, how it works, and why there’s no excuse to not be using one.   What is a firewall?  Divided into network-based  or host-based, a …

The 3 Different Applications for cPanel Webmail

Webmail is one of the most commonly used features in cPanel. As opposed to having email delivered from the server to a desktop application, Webmail allows users to check their messages from their browsers. Currently, there are three different Webmail applications available, each with their own subtle differences, but all with the same power to deliver secure email on the web. Horde The Horde Project is an open-source development community that is responsible for 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 …

Patchman | A Bodyguard for Your Server

With the internet growing larger and our dependency on digital information growing ever more prominent, the issues of web security are a continual discussion point in the world of hosting as well as amongst the web professionals that float through the halls of cPanel. Not only are we looking for new ways to improve our product but we love to highlight others in the web security space that are making strides to make the world …

cPanel Branding Basics: A Guide for Reseller Hosts

cPanel & WHM is a tool that has become synonymous with web hosting. However, while hosting providers around the world use this software to offer their customers the freedom to manage their websites, email accounts,  databases, and more, they have also been given very few options when it came to customizing, personalizing, and branding the dashboard they offer their clients. This has changed in our recent updates to cPanel & WHM. Now, with additions like …

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