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cPanel & WHM Custom Backup Transport Example: Dropbox

The cPanel backup system provides lots of flexibility, and one of its awesome features is the ability to create custom backup transports. In cPanel, a backup transport or destination is a method to move backups to a secondary/remote server for safe keeping. The custom backup transport feature allows you to specify a script which the backup system will pass arguments to; arguments common with uploading files in FTP, e.g. ‘put $filename’. Reading over the documentation, …

Updates to cPanel’s Privacy Policy

  Communication Re-Opt In We’ve been preparing in several ways to support our commitments to customers and end users. Per GDPR regulations and our data processing practices, if you wish to receive communications from cPanel moving forward, you must re-opt in by completing this form. GDPR cPanel has recently updated a number of its agreements to facilitate GDPR compliance.  We’ve done two things: We’ve revised our privacy policy …

The Importance of Being Earnest (about Backups)

This is a guest blog post provided by Kevin McGrail. Kevin is a respected member of the hosting industry, a huge supporter of the Open Source community, and an alumni speaker at the annual cPanel Conference.  There are a lot of reasons to choose cPanel & WHM as your web hosting control panel. It’s got tons of features, great support and it lets everyone from Mom n’ Pop to Enterprise customers easily manage their hosting. …

Hi, I’m Phil. How can I help?

Greetings and Salutations! Hello everyone! My name is Phil, and I am the newest member of the Community team at cPanel! I’m very excited to join the Community Team and work with everyone who touches cPanel & WHM! I have worked in the web hosting industry for about 7 years. My roles have included frontline support, system administrator, and communications. I’ve been very lucky in taking two things that I love (arguing and the internet) …

Git Version Control series: What is Git?

This is the first in a series of blog posts around Git and a new feature in version 72, Git Version Control.  See the full list of entries in this series at the end of this post!  If you follow our feature request site, you already know about our upcoming feature, Git Version Control. We’re designing it to make hosting repositories as easy for developers as a “Hello World!” script. Before we send the …

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 …