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My Life as a cPanel Event Planner

Whether it was organizing the Weimer High School Prom or laying out the logistics for an international conference, I’ve spent much of my life developing and creating experiences for others. And while event planning is something I have always been interested in, I am happy to say that for the past 12 years, I have been able to make a career out of it. I love all the moving parts that go into the creation …

How to create your own name servers

Many times we are asked how to start a hosting company and one of the major functions of a hosting service is to make sure that DNS zone files are functioning correctly.  Every domain on the Internet must have been at least 2 name servers listed.  These name servers are called the Start of Authority (SOA) and they contain the only “authoritative” DNS information about the domain.   When a DNS query …

cPanel & WHM 56 and the Internal Perl upgrade: 5.22

In cPanel & WHM version 56 we updated the internal version (and only the internal version) of Perl from 5.14 to 5.22. This has a couple of potential consequences that we want to make sure our users are aware of. Memory use, and dormant mode processes Memory use is always a concern in server environments, and we have worked very hard to ensure that the upgrades have had minimal effect on your environment. With our first release of version 56 …

Can I Install cPanel with Google Compute Engine?

  Greetings from the Customer Service Team! Given the nature of most Customer Service departments, they are typically the first line of communication you will have with any given company. Here at cPanel, things are not much different. Being that we have the opportunity to connect with such a wide and diverse range of cPanel users, we pay close attention to trends in questions that we receive. One such question we …

Show Off Your cPanel University Skills

A few weeks ago, we told you about some exciting updates and changes we recently made to cPanel University, and the response from the cPanel community has been nothing short of exciting. As I was going through the new system myself, I stumbled on a feature that was really exciting to me. I am a bit of a LinkedIn junkie, and I accidentally discovered that with just a few clicks, …

cPanel Continues Our Journey Around the World

Behind the walls at cPanel, we’re always looking for new challenges to undertake. We test ways to make a better product, experiment with methods to enhance our culture, and explore tactics on creating an overall better business. This year, one of the things we decided to test out was cP1Con; a traveling hosting event that incorporates the best elements of our annual cPanel Conference and condenses it into a one-day experience. With our Dallas and …

I just want a site

While talking with our partners one day, one of them said something that other users and partners confirmed repeatedly: “Customers close down their accounts for a few reasons”, the partner reported, “but the biggest one is that they just simply never got started.” They. Never. Got. Started. For many end users, they simply want to get online. Installing and managing WordPress, Drupal, or other content management systems vastly over-serves this demographic. They have very simple …

Class is in Session: The New cPanel University

Thousands of corporations and companies, and even more individuals, use the suite of tools loaded inside of cPanel & WHM to power their business and manage their online presence. From mail and spam filtering, to database storage and security, to simply just launching a website, cPanel and WHM offers a wealth of technical offerings. That being said, we’ve heard from our customers for years that they’d like a resource; a place where they …

The cPanel Development Process

One of the most common things seen on the features site is users asking for a feature request to be added to the next version of cPanel. While we do evaluate each request for inclusion in the version currently being developed, too many variable requests come through for us to include all of them. Today we wanted to talk a bit about what happens to the ones that aren’t picked up for inclusion in the …

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