Category: cPanel – WHM

cPanel Server Managment

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, …

Git Version Control series: What can you do with Git Version Control?

This is the second 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 — and it’s almost here!

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, …

Are you coming to cPConf 2018?

The Annual cPanel Conference is a staple in the webhosting community. Last year’s conference was such a blast! We met so many new people and got to catch up with all our old friends. The details of this year’s cPanel Conference (October 1-3, in Houston, Texas) are falling into place, and we’re looking forward to having you join us! Who will be there? Companies and disciplines from every corner of the hosting industry will be represented.

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 …

Update on GDPR Progress

It’s been just about two months since our last update. Our GDPR compliance efforts are moving quickly. We are in the final stages of preparing a privacy policy that meets the requirements of the U.S. / EU / Swiss Privacy Shield process. If are a customer, and you need an advance copy of our privacy policy to facilitate your GDPR efforts, please email gdprquestions [at] cpanel.net. Data processing agreements We will soon be updating our …

Hi, I’m Megan! How can I help?

Greetings! Hello everyone!  My name is Megan and I’m the newest Community Manager to join the team at cPanel.  I’m really excited to join the team and ready to hit the ground running. I have a background in community outreach and digital marketing. Over the last year and a half, I became involved in the startup and tech community by participating in hackathons, organizing events, and learning to code. I am also one of the curators for Houston Startup Digest. My hobbies …

The new and improved cPanel & WHM Version 70

It’s been almost two months since we announced the delay of cPanel & WHM Version 70. In that time, we’ve done a whole lot of work. We’re entering brand new territory for us, and Version 70 is at the center of it all. Why the Delay? In late January of this year, we found a performance issue in our backup system that we needed to address before v70 went to the RELEASE tier. Our research revealed …

The Death of SquirrelMail

As of cPanel & WHM version 74, we will begin to deprecate our support of SquirrelMail, one of our bundled webmail applications. We expect to stop shipping SquirrelMail for new installations of cPanel & WHM in version 76 and will remove our support with version 78. As this change will disrupt many users, we are taking this opportunity to explain the reasons behind our decision. We also are opening a dialogue with you, our community, about …

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 …

General Data Protection Regulation and cPanel

As the internet evolves — so do the policies that govern the way we store and share information. One of the latest policies to come into effect is the General Data Protection Regulation. This policy, also known as GDPR, comes out of the European Union and its goal is to protect certain types of personal information.  We began preparing just over a year ago for this regulation, which comes …