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Changing in 11.44 – Database Name Length Restriction

UPDATE – We have updated our plans for database prefixing and maximum username and database name lengths. For more information, read our latest post: Update to Recent Database Prefixing Post. This year, we have worked to remove the restrictions on database name length. As of cPanel & WHM version 11.44, you will be able to create: MySQL databases with names that are up to 64 characters long PostgreSQL databases …

MySQL 5.1 End Of Life

As of December 31, 2013, Oracle will no longer distribute updates for MySQL 5.1. To facilitate migration from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 or 5.6, we will continue to support MySQL 5.1 through the life of cPanel & WHM software version 11.42. Of course, we also encourage you to upgrade your version of MySQL sooner if at all possible. Beginning with cPanel & WHM version 11.44, upgrades will require …

Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5

In cPanel & WHM software version 11.42, we’re making the leap from Horde 1.2 to Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1. We’re also shipping this and future versions of Horde as an RPM, to ensure consistent installation and updates. Some of the new and improved features that you’ll find in our installation of Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1 include: A mobile interface A customizable web interface Threaded conversations Mail filtering A built-in calendar with event reminders …

Less Talk…More Code – First Webinar Recap!

We’ve hosted our first of two webinars leading up to the cPanel Plugin Hackfest. During this recent webinar, I promised attendees some downloadables! From Webinar #1: Slides Recording Scripts and plugin configuration files Thanks to everyone who attended and don’t forget to register for the January 14 webinar. If you’re interested in coming to …

Internal PHP Upgrade

In cPanel & WHM software version 11.42, we will upgrade our internal PHP to version 5.4. This version offers dramatic improvements in performance, introduces new features, and removes deprecated functions. For more information about the changes you can expect from PHP 5.4,  see the PHP 5.4.0 Release Announcement. If you would like to test our new PHP 5.4 installation, it is now available through a special “next” build. This build …

Less Talk…More Code

One of the concerns that came up in feedback from my “Pluginology 101” presentation at cPanel Conference 2013, as well as the live lab that followed, was that more training is needed regarding the basics of plugin development. Well, we’ve listened and we’re going to give it to you in a series of upcoming events! On December 17, join us for a free webinar on plugin development. We’ll review the overall process, look at use …

It’s Time to Upgrade MySQL

Beginning sometime in 2014, cPanel & WHM software will no longer support MySQL 5.1. This EOL will provide several benefits: Better pre-release testing Simplified EasyApache support Simplified database support In cPanel & WHM version 11.42, we will add support for MySQL 5.6, in addition to our continued support of MySQL 5.5. Please note: If you haven’t upgraded to one of these versions before we remove support for MySQL 5.1, then you will be blocked from …

What’s Up, Docs?

Hi there. I’m Laurence Simon, one of the technical writers here at cPanel. Once upon a time, I was like you. I was a technical support representative, in a large hosting environment, who provided support for resellers of cPanel software. While supporting the customers, I would frequently refer them to the cPanel documentation, but every so often there would be an ambiguity or issue, or something that it just didn’t cover adequately. For the longest …

Introducing EasyApache’s Optimal Profiles

We are happy to announce the upcoming release of a new Profile page that will make EasyApache quicker and easier to use. This new Profile page will include cPanel & WHM’s new Optimal Profiles. The purpose of the new profiles is to ensure that you will receive a safe and secure EasyApache build without having to access the Short or Exhaustive Options list. Each new Optimal Profile will include a selection of modules to match …