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DNSSEC Clustering Now Available with PowerDNS

In the event you missed it, we published a blog post back in December of 2018, announcing the deprecation of MyDNS and NSD. Now that PowerDNS has been the choice DNS Management tool of cPanel & WHM for several versions, the request for DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) clustering has become even more popular.  Well, you’ve been asking for it, and we’re ready to deliver it. Coming with cPanel & WHM Version 84 …

The Apache Distiller- 86’d in 84

Way back in EasyApache 3, if a user wanted to make updates to their Apache configuration, they would do so by using the Apache distiller to make said changes. As you all know, we’ve moved on from EasyApache 3 to EasyApache 4 and are ever working to improve the functionality and performance of the product. That being said, we are removing the Apache distiller in cPanel & WHM version 84. Let’s break this down. What is a ...

That’s a Wrap!

The end of the 2019 WebPros Summit has come, and it was an event for the books. We have enjoyed getting spend time with all of you, and cannot wait to do this again next year! We owe huge thanks to all of our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors. We strive to put on the best event we possibly can for you, and joining us for these past few days is incredibly worth it. A big ...

Stop in the Land of the ATL

“I dare somebody to go to Atlanta and not have a good time” -Bryan Tyree Henry WebPros Summit 2019 is here. We’re on the road and in Atlanta, Georgia. This year promises to be the most exciting and diverse conference yet. If you haven’t done so, make sure you head on over to the WPS 2019 website to register and come join us! Nestled in the northern portion of the great southern state of Georgia ...

#WebProsSummit19 Guest Blog: Halon Security

Halon Security, a Swedish company with offices overlooking the beautiful city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is proud to be sponsoring the WebPros Summit 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia! While we’ve partnered with cPanel and sponsored conferences in the past, this year has special significance for us; taking part in the very first WebPros Summit in Atlanta, Georgia! Regardless if you are a hosting provider or managed service provider, secure email is undoubtedly an integral part of your ...

Supporting Open Source

The phrase “open source” has been in use much longer than you think, popping up as early as Thomas Willis‘ 1685 piece, The London Practice of, Or The Whole Practical Part of Physick, describing in medical terminology how a wound behaves. The modern usage of the phrase is a bit newer and has become the appropriate descriptor for a software product that gives the user permission to add/remove/change its source code, design, or contents. From casual ...

#WebProsSummit19 Guest Blog: WLVPN

Note from benny: WebPros Summit is an annual gathering of the web hosting community, and we want everyone to stay secure online for this year’s event. That’s why we’ve partnered with WLVPN to provide free VPN service to all of this year’s attendees. Here’s everything you need to know. WLVPN is here to keep you and your customers safe by protecting your internet privacy. We’re proud to be the official VPN sponsor of WebPros Summit. ...

#WebProsSummit19 Guest Blog: LiteSpeed Technologies

This is the first in a series of guest blogs around the 2019 Web Pros Summit. Please welcome Kacey Schroeder from LiteSpeed Technologies. LiteSpeed Technologies is honored to be a sponsor of WebPros Summit 2019 and long-term partners with cPanel.  We first began collaborating with cPanel with the release of our original WHM plugin in 2013. cPanel introduced official support for LiteSpeed Web Server in 2014, as the only official third-party supported web server. This …

SafeAdmin Certification and You

When someone is looking for a mechanic, it can be hard to know whom you can trust to do the work using the best practices available for a fair price. Finding a System Administrator often carries some similar challenges. Certifications are one way to show that a Sysadmin is up to date on the best way to secure data and administer servers. cPanel is now offering SafeAdmin certification as a way to appraise a technician’s existing set of skills, representing ...

Game Night!

If you’ve been to any of our conferences before, chances are you’ve attended Game Night on the final night. WebPros Summit 2019 promises to be the biggest and best conference yet, and we would be remiss in not bringing in the best of the best for arguably the most fun evening event of the Summit. Introducing the reimagined, bigger and badder GAME NIGHT. 21st Century Digital Game As always, we’re bringing in some of the ...

Upcoming Changes to Let’s Encrypt Plugin

Earlier this year, Let’s Encrypt announced the end of life (EOL) plan for their original API. Starting this November, they will no longer allow new account registrations through the original API. After the original API reaches EOL, new account registrations must use Let’s Encrypt’s new API. Because of this, cPanel is migrating its Let’s Encrypt plugin to use that new API instead of the old API. Why change now? If we do not update our plugin, we ...

Need help asking your boss to attend WebPros Summit?

The upcoming WebPros Summit 2019 is almost upon us! In talking with different members of the community, a common theme pops up from those who want to attend. “How do I convince my boss/company/employer that we/I should attend the WebPros Summit?” Never fear, we have a solution for you! Take this handy pre-formatted letter and simply replace the text that goes in [these boxes]. There’s plenty of value to attending the Summit this year, and …

Welcome to WebPros Summit 2019!

Summit /ˈsəmət/ (noun)- the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development.This year the cPanel Conference is being transformed into the WebPros Summit. With the addition of cPanel to the WebPros family of companies, the natural progression for our annual conference was a combined conference. Partnering with the communities of Plesk, WHMCS, and SolusVM will increase the size and impact that an annual hosting conference has. Enter WebPros Summit 2019. With the power …

Feature Requests and the User Story

…in the great state of Texas, a software company offered unto its’ subjects a Feature Request Site where they could submit their feedback about the products it worked so diligently to create and support. This site was launched in October 2012 to great fanfare and fingers flew across keyboards from across all the lands as requests were submitted. Each person was allotted votes they could use to make their greatest wishes for cPanel known, …

CentOS 6 EOL, CloudLinux 6 OS, and you!

Today we announced a new partnership with our friends over at CloudLinux. Anyone who is gearing up to migrate from CentOS 6 to CentOS7 (and again from CentOS 7 to CentOS 8 in a few years) can now consider another option! cPanel & WHM Version 86: The last version to support CentOS 6 We are planning on carrying support for CentOS 6 until the next LTS version of cPanel & WHM, Version 86. Only one version ...

NGINX Levels Up!

Back in April, we released an experimental version of NGINX into the wild for cPanel users at large to test and play around with. The feedback we’ve received from you, the cPanel Community, has been great! For those of you that have been using the experimental version of NGINX, there have been several add-on features that have been requested we add to NGINX to make it more viable. While we’re still a long ways …

Hi, I’m Tabby. How Can I help?

Hi.  I’m Tabby. I joined the Community Team at cPanel in March 2019 as a Community Manager.  I couldn’t be more excited about it if I tried, and I’ll tell you why; my entire career has led to this role. I’ve done so many weird and disparate things that from the outside, I’m sure when I tell folks that I was an award-winning music educator before I was a Community Manager, it makes no sense ...

UAPI- What’s New in 82

With the release of cPanel & WHM version 82 to CURRENT this week, we are adding several new UAPI modules and functions. These new functions replace several previously-deprecated cPanel API 1 functions. For a complete list of API calls that we’ve added so far, read our Guide to Replacing cPanel API 1 functions with UAPI equivalents documentation. Our goal is to provide a more seamless experience for anyone who integrates with cPanel & WHM.  What is an API, and who uses …

Update to Account-Based Pricing

Late last week, we announced a new licensing and pricing structure for cPanel. This change was the result of several months of conversations and modeling to ensure we understood as many use cases for cPanel & WHM hosting as possible. In the days following our announcement, we have heard from many of our Partners, both online and on the phone, and the feedback has been clear. Our analysis of use cases was incomplete, …

Announcing Account Based Pricing

Today, we announced a new pricing and licensing structure to our Partners, Distributors, and our cPanel Store customers. Our pricing and licensing will now be standardized for all of our customers, be billed monthly, and include multiple Tiers.  When cPanel defined its original pricing structure, some twenty plus years ago, servers were not as powerful as they are today. Thanks to constant innovation in the hardware sector and optimization in our software, we can now run hundreds ...

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