Introduction to using the WHM API

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This post is meant to be a brief overview for using the WHM API. We’ll explore two methods of using the API – from a browser and from a Perl script on the command line.

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Upcoming changes to the cPanel end-user webmail experience in 11.48

I want to give people a preview of some changes we’re working on as we bring Paper Lantern to the webmail interface of cPanel & WHM. It’s more than skin deep, as you’ll see below.

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MariaDB® support is coming in 11.48

In order to provide you with greater flexibility and more database options, we will be adding MariaDB 10.0 database support to cPanel & WHM version 11.48 in the first quarter of 2015.

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One of the Best Places to Work in Houston

In 2014, Forbes rated Houston as one of the Best Places for Business and Careers. BusinessWeek ranked Houston as the Best City for New College Grads. And this same year, Business Insider went on to name Houston as the Best City in America. Indeed, some of the most desirable places to work in the entire US are located right here in the Bayou City, and according to the Houston Chronicle — we’re pretty high up on the list.

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Our Hands Got a Little Dirty: cPanel Conference 2014 Recap

This past week, Andrew Davis explained how his quest for meatloaf led him to discover that Google is the center of our universe, Cody McClain reminded us of the importance of adventure—even when you’re building a company, and roughly 400 web hosting professionals turned a city known for oil & gas into their own personal playground.

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A preview of what’s possible with Paper Lantern

While developing customization support for Paper Lantern, the team and I created a number of styles to explore what is now possible.  Here are some screenshots of the kinds of styles we created internally.  Which one do you like the best? Can you think of any ideas we should explore?

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Visit WHMCS in Booth #1 at cPanel Conference

This post was provided by WHMCS, the exclusive Diamond sponsor for cPanel Conference 2014.


With just under 2 weeks to go until the cPanel Conference: Hands On Houston 2014, we’re busy preparing for our favorite conference of the year. And this time, we’re doing it in style!

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Dealing with InnoDB Corruption – Common Misconceptions

InnoDB, given its (relatively) recent change as the default engine of MySQL, can quickly take an unfamiliar administrator off-guard if they’re not aware of the way that InnoDB works behind the scenes. With that in mind, there’s a few key concepts you should probably be aware of if you’re working with any InnoDB tables – which, if you’re running cPanel on a remotely updated system, then by default, you are:

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Starting with Strace

What is strace?

Strace is a “system call trace” program. It attaches to a process and tracks system calls and signals made to and from it (and possibly it’s children). There are limitations to strace, some of which are detailed below. However, strace can be a very valuable tool for determining the root cause of many issues. This post only covers very basic usage of strace. The example used here can be done using jailshell.

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Customizing Paper Lantern

Paper Lantern made its debut in cPanel & WHM version 11.42 around February of this year. We said, at the time, that 11.42 was just the beginning. In 11.46, we’re turning our attention to the single most frequently requested feature for Paper Lantern.

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