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Partner NOC-ing

10 days + 3,000 miles in the air + over 800 miles driven, cPanel team (@travisellis, @ericellis, @LindacPanel & @mariorodriguez) visited some of our partners on the west coast. cPanel visited over a dozen partners while out on a ten day trip through Arizona, Nevada, and California. While driving through the Mojave Desert, Travis could not stop thinking how much it looked like Fallout. We got to see the Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip …

SSL Improvements for cPanel & WHM

The internet is brimming with online stores, merchant gateways, and more e-commerce solutions than you can shake a stick at. With such a quickly growing market, the ability to securely communicate across a network became a necessity. Technologies, like SSL and TLS for example, have stepped up to fill this ever growing requirement. …

WHIR Mixer, Phoenix Style

After visiting with a partner in Phoenix, cPanel co-sponsored a WHIR mixer event on April 18th, a first for our new Account Manager, Linda. Business cards were exchanged, and door prizes weren’t your average swag. People walked away winning an Apple Tv, headphones, and a Roku. …

Open Resolver Handling with Bind on CentOS 5.x cannot Update to 9.7[Workaround][Old]

Edit: This information is old and may longer be relevant. An open resolver is a DNS server, which will allow a recursive query of an arbitrary domain from any IP address. An open resolver can be used in a reflection DDoS. Only Subnets controlled by the organization should be allowed to conduct recursive queries on a DNS server. [1] The problem is bind comes from Red Hat, which has locked the 5.x version to the …

Motherboards are My Shoes

We can break down all of the web traffic into one of two categories. These categories have nothing to do with the device we choose to access the web: no it’s something much more instinctual than that. For all of our achievements, at the end of the day we are still nothing more than hunters and gatherers. When we are in ‘gatherer’ mode, we as users ‘know’ what we want…we just don’t know ‘what’ we …

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 …

How I Met My Donor

By Travis On March 18th, Eric (cPanel’s Director of Development Operations, who’s also my older brother) and I got into a rented Mercedes and turned onto the Autobahn. We had a little over 600 kilometers to drive to Vechta and had to be back that night. It was not even a question of …

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. …

cPanel Conference ’13 in NOLA; Just Peakin’

Did you look at the Mississippi River last week and shout for Huck Finn to show face? Me either…cough. We are so excited to be having cPanel Conference 2013 in NOLA. On Thursday we had a chance to do a little bit of scouting and had a quick meeting with some great guys from PingZine. I …

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 …

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