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cPanel & WHM Version 70 EOL in 3 Months

By: benny Vasquez - 2019-01-01

The current LTS (Long Term Support) version, cPanel & WHM version 70, will reach End of Life at the end of March 2019. At that time, Version 70 will no longer be supported by cPanel except when upgrading to a supported version. We recommend that all customers migrate any existing … Continue Reading →

Reseller’s Guide to ACLs and API Tokens

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-12-27

Several versions ago, we made some monumental changes to the way that the ACLs (access control lists) and APIs behave and the level of access they grant. These improvements allow webhosts to provide more access to resellers while maintaining security for root users and server owners. We want to take this opportunity to highlight the numerous changes that these updates bring. New Reseller Privileges Granted If you are a webhosting provider, you likely sell hosting … … Continue Reading →

A Brand New Tomcat is Here!

By: Megan Liken - 2018-12-26

In cPanel & WHM version 76, we implemented a new version of Apache Tomcat® for users that run EasyApache 4. This iteration represents a complete overhaul of our implementation and provides substantial differences from the EasyApache 3 version. The EasyApache 4 implementation of Tomcat configures a private instance for each user. This utilization increases security and allows the user to manage their Tomcat services, but increases memory use on the server. A Glimpse into the Process … Continue Reading →


Reminder: cPanel & WHM Version 74 now EOL

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-12-25

As of cPanel & WHM Version 76’s move to STABLE on December 18th, cPanel & WHM Version 74 has reached End of Life and will no longer be supported by cPanel except when upgrading to a supported version. In accordance with our EOL policy (https://go.cpanel.net/longtermsupport), 74 will continue functioning on … Continue Reading →

Move Over MyDNS and NSD- Here Comes PowerDNS!

By: Phil Hodges - 2018-12-20

One of the useful features that we offer with cPanel & WHM is the ability to run your own DNS server . The nameserver features we have provided in the past have included PowerDNS, MyDNS, BIND, and NSD. With the release of cPanel & WHM Version 78, we are deprecating NSD and MyDNS. New installations of cPanel & WHM version 78 will not allow you to select the NSD or MyDNS nameservers. Our long-term … … Continue Reading →

Cloud-Based Hostname Workaround

By: Phil Hodges - 2018-12-19

It’s very common these days for hosting providers to offer cloud-based hosting solutions to their customers. In configuring these servers ourselves, and in interactions with our customers’ servers, an issue has come to our attention where the dhclient script does not preserve locally-configured hostnames. This means that hostnames configured on the command line might not remain through a reboot. We wante to provide a workaround solution for this while continuing to investigate a more permanent, long-term solution. What … … Continue Reading →

cPanel & WHM Version 76 now in STABLE

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-12-18

We are happy to announce that cPanel, Inc. has released cPanel & WHM Version 76 to the STABLE tier! Take a look at highlights on our release site, or check out the full release notes for v76. Then, join us on Slack, Discord, or Reddit to talk about all the exciting improvements. Improved … Continue Reading →

EasyApache 3 2018-12-17 Security Release

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-12-17

SUMMARY cPanel, L.L.C. has published EasyApache 3.36.11 with PHP version 5.6.39. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2018-19518 and CVE-2018-19935. We strongly encourage all PHP 5.6 users to upgrade to version 5.6.39. AFFECTED VERSIONS All versions of PHP 5.6 through 5.6.38 SECURITY RATING The National Vulnerability Database (NIST) has given … Continue Reading →

EasyApache 4 2018-12-11 Security Release

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-12-11

SUMMARY cPanel, L.L.C. has updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 with PHP versions 5.6.39, 7.0.33, 7.1.25, and 7.2.13 This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2018-19518 and CVE-2018-19935. We strongly encourage all PHP 5.6 users to upgrade to version 5.6.39, all PHP 7.0 users to upgrade to version 7.0.33, all PHP 7.1 … Continue Reading →

EasyApache 4 2018-11-14 Maintenance Update

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-12-05

SUMMARY cPanel, L.L.C. has updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 with OpenSSL version 1.0.2q on December 5, 2018. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2018-5407 and CVE-2018-0734. We strongly encourage all OpenSSL users to update to version 1.0.2q. AFFECTED VERSIONS All versions of OpenSSL through OpenSSL 1.0.2p SECURITY RATING The National … Continue Reading →

cPanel TSR-2018-0006 Full Disclosure

By: Nick Jackson - 2018-11-20

cPanel TSR-2018-0006 Full Disclosure SEC-366 Summary PostgreSQL password changes performed in an insecure manner. Security Rating cPanel has assigned this vulnerability a CVSSv3 score of 4.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L Description When using the WHM ‘Configure PostgreSQL’ interface to change the primary PostgreSQL password, it was possible for unauthorized users to log into … Continue Reading →

cPanel TSR-2018-0006 Announcement

By: Nick Jackson - 2018-11-19

cPanel TSR-2018-0006 Announcement cPanel has released new builds for all public update tiers. These updates provide targeted changes to address security concerns with the cPanel & WHM product. These builds are currently available to all customers via the standard update system. cPanel has rated these updates as having CVSSv3 scores … Continue Reading →

EasyApache 4 2018-11-14 Maintenance Update

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-11-14

The EasyApache team has published updates to the EasyApache 4 repository. EasyApache 4 does not use versioning and organizes changes by date only. 2018-11-14 ea-tomcat85 EA-7998 – Tomcat Manager menu is not searchable in WHM libcurl EA-7983 – ssh2 EA4 module addition with pecl breaks and requires manual package install … Continue Reading →

Changing up the Feedback System

By: Melanie D - 2018-11-14

cPanel’s support teams thrive on customer feedback. We work hard to ensure that we are meeting our customer’s expectations and providing them with the best experience. That begins with us trying to understand our customer’s reactions to the support that we provide. The best means of doing that is via our feedback system. We’ve decided to make a few changes to how customers leave feedback for our Technical Support and Customer Service teams. cPanel … … Continue Reading →

EasyApache 4 2018-11-07 Security Release

By: benny Vasquez - 2018-11-07

SUMMARY cPanel, L.L.C. has updated RPMs for EasyApache 4 with cURL version 7.62.0. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2018-16839, CVE-2018-16840, and CVE-2018-16842. We strongly encourage all cURL users to update to version 7.62.0. AFFECTED VERSIONS All versions of cURL through cURL 7.61.0 SECURITY RATING The National Vulnerability Database (NIST) … Continue Reading →

WHM Feature Showcase update

By: Phil Hodges - 2018-10-11

If you’ve ever logged in to WHM as a root-level user, you’ve assuredly seen a box with a notification of a new or improved feature. This dialogue box is known as the “Feature Showcase,” and has allowed us at cPanel to present information about changes to cPanel & WHM. Since its creation, the Feature Showcase was only available for use by cPanel. However, we’ve made some changes to the functionality of the Feature Showcase … … Continue Reading →

How to Build a cPanel Hosting Environment on Amazon AWS

By: Megan Liken - 2018-10-09

Let’s say you need to find hosting for multiple web applications with cPanel backend access so clients cannot access each other’s backends. What can you do to create a secure hosting environment without paying for several different hosting accounts? Why not host it yourself?! Disclaimer: If you have one or two lightweight websites, this probably isn’t the most cost effective route to go, however, if you are currently paying to host several websites and have ... … Continue Reading →

Renaming Proxy Subdomains to Service Domains

By: Garrett Griffith - 2018-09-20

In cPanel & WHM version 76, which we expect to be in EDGE this week, we renamed “Proxy Subdomains” to “Service Subdomains” due to improvements we are making under the hood. Let’s talk about where they came from, and why we’re changing their name! What are Proxy Subdomains? Proxy subdomains allow users to connect indirectly to the cPanel & WHM login pages. Rather than opening example.com:2083, they can open cpanel.example.com. Proxy subdomains have two primary uses for hosting … … Continue Reading →

In our Second Home of Houston

By: Matt Pugh - 2018-09-19

The WHMCS team is incredibly excited to be sponsoring and taking part in cPanel Conference for another year. Thanks to our special relationship with cPanel, the cPanel conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with important partners and vendors that are part of the cPanel ecosystem and has proven itself to be a great event for bringing together people from all over the industry. The conference is taking place in our … … Continue Reading →

Asking your boss to send you to #cPConf

By: Phil Hodges - 2018-09-13

Dear [Name of the world’s best boss], cPanel is having their annual conference from October 1st through October 3rd, and I think it would be very beneficial to the company for me to attend. As you know, cPanel has significantly increased the speed with which they develop new features and release new versions. They’ve released four new major versions each of the last three years. Increasing my knowledge of the cPanel & WHM software is … … Continue Reading →