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cPanel’s tiered update system; New plans for the LTS tier

cPanel & WHM’s tiered update system has long allowed us to release new versions and features in stages. Each tier provides us access to a different type of feedback from a specific segment of our user-base. The EDGE tier is a non-production tier that allows us to incorporate feedback from our users in an earlier and more actionable stage of our development cycle, and gives third party developers a chance to test their applications against …

Updated EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedule

EDIT: This post is also no longer accurate. We are currently planning to fully deprecate EasyApache 3 support in early 2018, but prior to doing so we will provide notice to server administrators that are still using EasyApache 3. We encourage administrators that are still using EasyApache 3 to upgrade as soon as possible. If there are blockers or reasons that you are hesitating to upgrade, please let me know!  ==================== In July of this year …

Development Update: August 2016 edition

cPanel & WHM version 58 hit the STABLE tier this week. AutoSSL has definitely been the most loved feature of version 58 so far, with EasyApache 4 running a close second. We’ve been hard at work on version 60, and are headed into planning for version 62 next week. Most of us are even starting to put together our presentations for the cPanel conference in October, too. It’s in Portland, Oregon this year, have …

Announcing: cPanel & WHM’s Official Let’s Encrypt with AutoSSL Plugin

In cPanel & WHM version 58 we introduced a new feature called AutoSSL. I posted about AutoSSL before, but in case you haven’t heard of it yet: AutoSSL allows you to enable a feature in your cPanel & WHM account package which triggers the automatic request and installation of Domain Validated Comodo-signed SSLs for your customers, free of charge. Security is incredibly important to us, and this is a feature we’ve been working on for a very …

cPanel & WHM’s AutoSSL

Update: If you’re looking for information about integrating Let’s Encrypt via AutoSSL see this blog post: Let’s Encrypt with cPanel & WHM and AutoSSL ————- Three and a half years ago (in a galaxy far, far away) cPanel began planning a feature that we hoped would make the entire internet safer and more secure. There have been a lot of changes, both in the industry and in the company, since then. It took significant re-writes of …

Development Update: 58 is coming, and 60 is beginning!

This month was good to the cPanel development team. With cPanel & WHM version 58 in CURRENT, we’re laser focused on fixing bugs and building new features for version 60. We’re hoping to see version 58 make it to RELEASE next week, which will allow us to release a public build of version 60 for the EDGE tier, and we’re very close to publishing a new plugin. There’s a lot of motion, so …

EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedules

  Notice 9/13/16: This deprecation schedule is no longer valid. Please see the updated schedule in the new post: Updated EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedule. The below post is retained solely for historical accuracy.  EasyApache 3 has served us well for the past 10 years, but it’s almost time for us to say goodbye. While EasyApache3 did its job, and did it for a long time, there were many improvements that we wanted to make. The biggest external complaint …

5 Reasons You Want to be Using EasyApache 4

EasyApache 4 was introduced in cPanel & WHM version 11.52 and has grown into a stable and mature product. As of version 58 EasyApache 4 is out of BETA, and is the default for any new cPanel installation. If you aren’t familiar with EasyApache 4 yet, you can read the Announcement, read the updates from January, or watch new intro-to-EasyApache 4 video. As a server administrator you want to be using …

3 Ways to Prevent Email Abuse

  Over 100 billion emails get sent per day. Everything from simple out-of-office alerts to account and billing summaries gets transferred across servers, across the web, from person to person. And while we expect the things we send and deliver to remain protected and secured, we know that that isn’t always the case. There are various ways emails can be compromised, however, there are also a number of things that you can do, as …

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