11.38 Webinar Recap

Just in case you missed it, we had an active Webinar for cPanel & WHM 11.38 yesterday morning that can be watched here:https: http://vimeo.com/66895982.

This webinar featured myself (Technical Product Specialist team), Phil King from the Angry Llamas Scrum team (IPv6), Felipe Gasper from the Cobra Scrum team (SSL), Brian Carlson from the Release Team, and Eric Ellis, cPanel’s Director of Development Operations.

We covered the features available in 11.38 and concluded with a short Q&A session at the end. We were unable to get to all the questions asked, but we went through and picked up some that were recurring and answered them here: Continue reading

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Perl-ing 101 & GIT Training

Forever aspiring to evolve and learn more, some of our team got a chance to intensively learn about Perl over four solid days last April, followed by GIT training and testing in May.

brian d. foy, a longtime Perl devotee and author, came to cPanel and taught a Perl 101 class. While it may come second nature to some of you, that isn’t always the case, so we were thrilled to have one of the best here to teach the class.

The class covered scalars, arrays, lists, subroutines, basic input/output, regular expressions, hashes, control structures, and file handles. Attendees also got to go first in the cPanel lunch line. All around, a win.

Mike Schwern taught the GIT class and definitely knew his audience:
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The same Perl course will be taught at the upcoming YAPC::2013 Conference this June 3rd- 5th, in Austin, Texas. http://www.yapcna.org/yn2013/

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Joining in on the Historic Launch of New TLDs

Guest Blog by Chris Sheridan, Vice President of Business Development for eNom

I am truly excited to let the cPanel community know that we have been working together with the cPanel team to build a new TLD module that can be seamlessly added to your cPanel control panel. Our shared goal is to give you access to the unique opportunity to participate in all of the initial phases of the new TLD launch, including the Sunrise and Landrush periods, from within the platform that you access every day.

Our teams have been working together for some time, and we are committed to helping you understand what this historical change means for your business and your customers. Through the module, we are creating an opportunity for the entire cPanel hosting community to participate and be positioned for SUCCESS.
When you log in to cPanel – you will see the “New TLD Plugin” which installs a JavaScript-based widget that lives seamlessly within the cPanel license. It is free to install and is configured directly from your WHM.
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Partner NOC-ing

10 days + 3,000 miles in the air + over 800 miles driven, cPanel team (@travisellis, @ericellis, @LindacPanel & @mariorodriguez) visited some of our partners on the west coast.

cPanel visited over a dozen partners while out on a ten day trip through Arizona, Nevada, and California.

While driving through the Mojave Desert, Travis could not stop thinking how much it looked like Fallout. We got to see the Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip but the priority was visiting some of our awesome Partners.
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SSL Improvements for cPanel & WHM

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The internet is brimming with online stores, merchant gateways, and more e-commerce solutions than you can shake a stick at. With such a quickly growing market, the ability to securely communicate across a network became a necessity. Technologies, like SSL and TLS for example, have stepped up to fill this ever growing requirement. For users who are running their own stores, or who simply want to be able to securely access their email, an SSL or TLS certificate is a necessity.

cPanel & WHM 11.38 will be seeing a number of new SSL improvements in the form of usability changes, SNI support, and support for multi-domain certificates. Recently, I was able to sit in on a demonstration of these new features to see for myself what this offering includes. Continue reading

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WHIR Mixer, Phoenix Style

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After visiting with a partner in Phoenix, cPanel co-sponsored a WHIR mixer event on April 18th, a first for our new Account Manager, Linda. Business cards were exchanged, and door prizes weren’t your average swag. People walked away winning an Apple Tv, headphones, and a Roku. Continue reading

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Open Resolver Handling with Bind on CentOS 5.x cannot Update to 9.7[Workaround][Old]

Edit: This information is old and may longer be relevant.

An open resolver is a DNS server, which will allow a recursive query of an arbitrary domain from any IP address. An open resolver can be used in a reflection DDoS. Only Subnets controlled by the organization should be allowed to conduct recursive queries on a DNS server. [1]

The problem is bind comes from Red Hat, which has locked the 5.x version to the older bind 9.3. There is a way to get over to bind 9.7 but it is a bit beyond our scope of support. Once you get over to bind 9.7 cPanel will work with it just fine, but you have to move it over. Alternatively, you could just move to CentOS 6.

WARNING THESE HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED BEYOND BASIC TESTING

-bash-3.2# cp -Rf /var/named/ /var/named.bak
-bash-3.2# /scripts/update_local_rpm_versions –edit target_settings.named uninstalled
-bash-3.2# /scripts/update_local_rpm_versions –edit target_settings.bind uninstalled

-bash-3.2# rpm -e bind bind-utils bind-devel bind-libs caching-nameserver

At this point you have bind out but you need to get the new version installed. Continue reading

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Motherboards are My Shoes

We can break down all of the web traffic into one of two categories. These categories have nothing to do with the device we choose to access the web: no it’s something much more instinctual than that. For all of our achievements, at the end of the day we are still nothing more than hunters and gatherers.

When we are in ‘gatherer’ mode, we as users ‘know’ what we want…we just don’t know ‘what’ we want. Continue reading

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Backup Improvements for cPanel & WHM

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Backups are a crucial part of any hosting plan. The panic and worry of a site crashing can keep a website owner up at night. For many people, a website is more than a digital presence, a website is means of survival. Whether their site sells widgets or is ad sponsored, losing data is unacceptable. cPanel strives to provide a solution for backups, but the current system is old and needed to be reworked.

I recently got a few minutes with the team and asked them some important questions about the new backup system and how it will make the entire backup process better. Continue reading

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How I Met My Donor

By Travis
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On March 18th, Eric (cPanel’s Director of Development Operations, who’s also my older brother) and I got into a rented Mercedes and turned onto the Autobahn. We had a little over 600 kilometers to drive to Vechta and had to be back that night. It was not even a question of why we were on the road. I was going to meet the person that saved my life; a woman I did not know 6 years ago. Continue reading

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