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Big Changes in cPanel & WHM version 58

Several big changes are coming in cPanel & WHM version 58. As we continue to work on these changes, we want to get your feedback! Here’s a few of the big changes we’re working on. Bandmin removal We are currently working to remove bandmin from our product. We want to know… do you still use bandmin, and if so, how and why do you use it? Bandwidth information is …

March 31st, 2017: The Day the Sun Sets on CentOS 5

CentOS 5 will reach end of life officially on March 31st of 2017, but as an industry we are already feeling the pain of people still using the out of date OS. Trying to support a system on an aging Operating System is not that far from trying to live in an aging apartment building. Ill-fitting fixtures, flickering electricity, and malfunctioning plumbing are just some of the daily struggles in those old buildings. …

cPanel’s command line API tools

In cPanel & WHM version 11.52 we released command line utilities for WHMAPI0 and WHMAPI1. In v56 we have added command line utilities for the cPanel UAPI, cPanel API 1, and cPanel API 2 as well. All of these are meant to help any user, whether root/reseller or a cPanel user, interact with and test API functions more easily. This will also make adjusting user, account, server, and service settings much easier, …

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 …

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