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Introducing mod_cpanel

As of the second cPanel & WHM Targeted Security Release of 2018 (TSR-2018-0002), the Optimize .htaccess feature was removed from all supported cPanel & WHM versions. This difficult decision was the result of some security concerns with its implementation. In its place, we have released the mod_cpanel Apache module. This module will begin to improve upon the features that Optimize .htaccess provided. What is Optimize .htaccess and why is cPanel replacing it? When we released it, …

Zero to WordPress

Here at cPanel, Inc., we want to empower our users to take control of their own cPanel & WHM server. This can seem very daunting at first, but we are here to show you anyone can build a cPanel & WHM server with a WordPress site. We will be addressing some very technical topics, but have linked additional tutorials with more information. Let’s begin! Getting Started By the end of this tutorial, you will have purchased …

The Death of SquirrelMail

Update 10/29/18: Great success! In cPanel & WHM version 78, we have removed SquirrelMail entirely, and we will no longer support any SquirrelMail integrations on cPanel & WHM servers. Don’t worry, though—this deletion won’t impact any end-user data. If you need more information, check out our Deprecation Plan for up-to-date details. As of cPanel & WHM version 74, we will begin to deprecate our support of SquirrelMail, one of our bundled webmail applications. We …

Prevent Outgoing Spam from Webmail Accounts

  We’ve added greater flexibility to how cPanel users can manage, protect, and administer email addresses on their mail server. You can now suspend or queue the outgoing mail from a single email account on your server. In case you’re not already familiar with the full administrative capabilities of Webmail, here’s a short run down. Receive Notifications of Send Limits Get alerts about accounts that are sending massive amounts of emails by entering Tweak Settings …

Problem with Recent EasyApache Update

Last night, we pushed an update to EasyApache4 wherein after the update was installed Apache service may fail to restart properly. Upon checking the Apache error log, you may see error messaging similar to the following: Server xxxxxxx.com Primary IP Address xxxxxxxxxx Service Name httpd Service Status failed Notification The service “httpd” appears to be down. Service Check Method The system failed to connect to this service’s TCP/IP port. Reason Service check failed to complete …

How and Why to Build an EDGE Server

* This post was originally posted on September 27, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  The Tiered Release System The tiered release system was introduced early in the development of cPanel & WHM. We knew it would be important to appeal to all types of users, from the risk-taking early adopters to the stability-seeking delayers. Each tier represents a different risk vs reward ratio, and today we’re here to talk …

Training Your Employees in cPanel & WHM: Best Practices

  There are multiple factors that contribute to your hosting company’s success. One undeniable factor that separates good hosting providers from great hosting providers is the level of technical support they provide their customers. Providing customers with easy, fast solutions when they need it is the best way to increase loyalty, retention, as well as promote evangelism for your business. We want to make sure your technical support staff is at …

Conferences, cPanel, and CloudFest 2018

Last week was the annual CloudFest conference (previously WHD.global) in Rust, Germany. cPanel, Inc. was a Diamond Sponsor, and we showed up in force! Twenty-seven eager cPanel employees from four departments came along. We all got to meet with existing and potential customers and to pass out some pretty handy gloves. Celebrate the Cloud! Most of us in the technology industry have a love/hate relationship with …

cPHulk is Now Even Stronger

Security is a huge priority for the cPanel team. Not only do we make sure we are providing everything we can to keep our customers protected, but we also provide ways for our customers to keep their clients’ information safe as well. One of our most prized features for both web, email, and server security is cPHulk. This feature, which provides great protection against brute force attacks, has been a part of our security suite …

Where’s the SDK?

When we originally launched the cPanel & WHM documentation, we also included a Software Developer Kit (SDK). Our goal was to build it into an actual kit of tools and help that would support and enable our integrators. Unfortunately, as the documentation evolved and the documentation team took on more responsibility,  the actual ‘kit’ was never created. That’s created a ton of confusion that we’re hoping to alleviate today. Announcing: Developer …