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Linux Security Enhancement with cPanel & WHM®

The internet is a hostile environment, and your web hosting servers face innumerable threats from bad actors who want to steal data and exploit server resources. CentOS is a stable and secure foundation, but it is not invulnerable. Configuration mistakes, software vulnerabilities, and poor Linux security practices can open the door to bad actors and malicious bots. cPanel & WHM includes many Linux security tools that help server administrators to build a secure hosting environment. …

Updated End User License Agreement

We’ve recently updated our End User License Agreement.  The primary purpose of this update is to include the European Union’s “Standard Commercial Clauses” (SCC) in our Data Processing Agreement (DPA).  cPanel is providing the SCCs to help our customers who are in the European Economic Area comply with their regulatory obligations in light of the “Schrems II” decision.  These SCCs will automatically apply to cPanel, and our customers, without further action on …

CentOS 8 End-of-Life Announcement

The CentOS Project has announced several significant changes to its roadmap that may affect infrastructure and deployment plans for online businesses, data centers, and end users. These changes announced by CentOS include: Accelerated end-of-life for CentOS 8; no further operating system updates will be available after December 31, 2021. CentOS 8 will be transformed into an upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) called CentOS Stream; previous CentOS versions will remain part of …

Disaster Recovery And Why It Matters

Zombie apocalypse. Random meteor collision. Electromagnetic pulse from the Sun. Or maybe just a crashed hard drive that has no backup. But don’t forget volcanoes. Or vampires! These are just a few examples of things that can potentially interrupt your normal flow of business. Some of those examples are less likely to happen than others (I mean who doesn’t backup their hard drive these days?), but the most likely cause of a business disaster might …

How To Install and Configure ModSecurity™ In cPanel

Automated attack bots bombard web apps with malicious requests as soon they go online. Attackers target every website and ecommerce store eventually, hoping to find a vulnerability they can exploit to inject code, misuse resources, or steal data. In 2019, bad bots generated a quarter of all web traffic. cPanel & WHM includes many features that help web hosts and site administrators to repel bad bots, including the ModSecurity web application firewall (WAF). cPanel & …

How to Host Dynamic DNS Domains with cPanel

cPanel is great for managing websites, apps, and email accounts hosted on servers in data centers, but many people also want to host online services at their home or business. Unfortunately, many residential and business ISPs don’t offer dedicated IP addresses, which means that you can’t use a domain name to connect to services hosted on their networks.  The solution is dynamic DNS, which automatically updates domain records when IP addresses change.  It is incredibly …

WordPress® Debugging with cPanel and WordPress Toolkit

WordPress’s greatest strength is that it just works. There is little for the average user to worry about beyond installing plugins, tweaking themes, and applying updates. However, as with any complicated software, bugs in WordPress’s code can cause unexpected behavior, especially during the development of plugins, themes, and custom functions.  WordPress has built-in debugging tools, but using them can be awkward and time-consuming. They are turned off by default and can’t be configured in the …

Hosting Remote Git™ Repositories with cPanel

Version control systems are the foundation on which modern development workflows are built. They reduce the complexity of collaboration while empowering developers to track and control the evolution of source code. Git is the most widely used open-source version control system, and that’s why cPanel & WHM makes it easy to host Git repositories and automatically deploy code from repositories to production.  In this article, we introduce Git and show you how to create and …

Our Updated MySQL® 5.5 Roadmap

In order to allow users of MySQL 5.5 more time to upgrade their database engines, we have recently changed our MySQL 5.5 roadmap to remove several cPanel & WHM upgrade blockers. If you run MySQL 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 78, you can upgrade to 86. You cannot upgrade to 88 or 90. If you run 5.5 on cPanel & WHM version 86, you can upgrade to 92. Even though a cPanel & WHM …

Updated End User License Agreement and Pricing and Term Agreement

cPanel is excited to add to the availability of WordPress Toolkit.  To do that we’ve made some changes to our End User License Agreement and Pricing and Term Agreement.  In addition, we’ve added a click-through agreement for PartnerNOCs to give PartnerNOCs the ability to take advantage of this product.  We’ve also made some technical corrections.  I’ve summarized the changes below.  WordPress Toolkit Changes WordPress Toolkit is licensed on a per account basis.  To enable this, …