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TLS Changes in Version 68

In order to further our general goal of making cPanel & WHM as secure as possible out of the box, beginning with version 68 new installs will default to TLS 1.2, with TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.0 being disabled. You will be able to manually enable them if you need to after the install, but we’re defaulting to a more secure environment. Servers that have upgraded to version 68 will retain the existing settings until …

What goes into protecting your credit card information on the web?

*  This post was originally posted on November 28, 2014, and has been updated for accuracy.  Purchases happen with the click of a button, a swipe of a finger, or simply, no human interaction at all. Whether it’s our monthly subscription to Netflix, the plane tickets that just went on flash sale, or the book that we purchased with Prime shipping, our request for immediacy and automation has placed our credit card information all over …

Improvements to cPanel Account Package Extensions

cPanel & WHM is a very powerful piece of software, that allows server managers to more easily manage their servers. The real power, though, comes from its extendability. In most webhosting environments, cPanel accounts are built using Account Packages. To help cPanel & WHM integrators, we released a new feature four years ago, in cPanel & WHM version 11.40, called package extensions. Package extensions allow our technology partners like CloudLinux to extend cPanel account packages to include …

Support for HTTP/2 and Virtuozzo 7

The latest version of cPanel is not only loaded with new features but we’ve also made some tiny updates under the hood. In cPanel & WHM 68 we now offer support for both Virtuozzo 7 and HTTP/2! These enhancements will allow you to enjoy the same hosting platform you love, but with more operating power and efficiency than ever before. HTTP/2 Support The new application protocol for data communication on the world …

Blocking attacks with EasyApache 4’s mod_evasive

With the release of EasyApache 4 on Nov 7th, 2017, we now provide the mod_evasive Apache module. You can install it either in the EasyApache 4 interface, or with yum install ea-apache24-mod_evasive on the command line. What is mod_evasive? Themod_evasive Apache module helps to protect your server against DoS, DDoS, and brute force attacks. It also acts a detection tool, and you can configure it to communicate with iptables, firewalls, and routers, among other things. This module works well for …

3 Ways to Prevent Email Abuse

*  This post was originally posted on July 12, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  Over 100 billion emails get sent per day. Everything from out-of-office alerts to billing summaries gets transferred across the web, from server to server. While we expect the things we send and deliver to remain secure, we know it isn’t always the case. There are various ways mail servers can be compromised, however, there are also …

New SSL Notifications in v68

AutoSSL is indisputably one of the best parts of cPanel & WHM. We have continued to improve and expand the functionality of AutoSSL since we introduced it in version 58, and version 68 includes some very specific improvements we want to talk about. Building the best experience Much of our work with AutoSSL has been on improving the DCV (Domain Control Validation) process and success rates. While most of the work has been behind-the-scenes and not …

The Different Applications for cPanel Webmail

* This post was originally published on December 23, 2015, and has been updated for technical accuracy.  Webmail is one of the most commonly used features in cPanel. As opposed to having email delivered from the server to a desktop application, Webmail allows users to check their messages from their browsers. Currently, there are three different Webmail applications available, each with their own subtle differences, but all with the same power to deliver secure email …