As we continue to upgrade, innovate, and improve our products, we want to ensure that you remain informed of any changes that may affect you or your customers. On this page you will find:
These initiatives are subject to change. If you have any questions or feedback, let us know.
Starting in Version 98, cPanel & WHM debuted the next generation user experience. With its clear, modern, and simple design, Jupiter will become the next look and feel for all product interfaces. We anticipate deprecating Paper Lantern soon, with removal in 2022.
In Version 98, we launched the ability to install cPanel & WHM on Ubuntu LTS 20.04. This will be an unsupported preview release that will allow customers to get a glimpse of how our product will work on this new operating system offering. This preview will continue during Version 100.
In Version 102, we will be launching full production support for cPanel & WHM running on Ubuntu LTS 20.04.
We are working on support for MariaDB 10.6 which includes many improvements along with support for systemd socket activation.
We are providing customers with the latest Dovecot offering as well as all related security updates.
We are retiring WordPress Manager in favor of a more feature-rich tool, WordPress Toolkit.
We have begun removing cPanel API 1 and will completely remove it in the near future.
Full details of our latest release can be viewed on our release site.
When a new version is promoted to LTS, any servers running on the previous LTS or older will automatically update to the new version.
Following the EOL announcements by the CentOS Project, we will roll out support for AlmaLinux as well as accelerate support for cPanel on Ubuntu LTS.
Synchronize your email, calendar, and contacts data across Android™ and Windows® devices.
Following the launching of Mail Nodes for Production Environments, we improved this area to allow accounts to move directly from one child node to another child node. This update will remove an intermediate stop at the parent node, facilitating more streamlined transfers that maximize uptime.
To better support hostname updates, we improved the AutoSSL system. The hostname certificates will now retain the previous hostnames on the certificate to ensure that they still resolve with TLS verification, where applicable.
We now support MariaDB 10.5.
We removed and stopped support for MySQL 5.6 for new installs.
We've moved to a more reliable system for distributing OWASP mod_security rulesets. To ensure that you get timely updates to your rules, please see the following documentation.
Mail functionality can now be offloaded from your primary cPanel & WHM server to a separate server that only serves mail. This allows for hardware optimization and helps prevent websites and email hosting from impacting each other's performance.
We’ve expanded the home directory and MySQL streaming support to transfers that utilize non-root credentials.
We added an additional functionality to the existing NGINX feature that improves website performance while decreasing the server's resource requirements.
cPanel & WHM’s API reference documentation has been redesigned to help developers locate any API that they may require more easily.
Incorporated PowerDNS 4.3 into cPanel to provide customers with the latest PDNS offering and security updates.
We released PHP 8.0 as an experimental EasyApache package. This allows customers to get a head start on testing and upgrading their applications.
Customers are now provided with the latest Exim offering as well as all related security updates.
With the release of Version 92, cPanel & WHM offered an experimental version supporting CentOS 8
We have removed and stopped support for MariaDB 10.1 for new installs.
We expanded home directory and MySQL streaming support to transfers that utilize non-root credentials.
We added WordPress Toolkit to help users build, manage, and grow their web presence with WordPress on cPanel & WHM.
Some servers are blocked from upgrading to a supported version of cPanel & WHM because they are running EasyApache 3. These servers will be automatically converted to EasyApache 4 so they can then upgrade to the Long Term Support (LTS) tier or newer version of cPanel & WHM.
cPanel & WHM Version 86, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service has been disabled by default in all new installations.
Easily launch a cPanel & WHM instance from the Microsoft Azure and AWS Lightsail Cloud Platforms.
Manage your domains’ PHP version with a new, simplified admin user interface.
Improving SSL/TLS functionality by providing and supporting ECDSA key algorithm generation in addition to the current RSA algorithm.
Some customers using Version 78 of cPanel & WHM are blocked from upgrading to newer versions because they have MySQL 5.5 installed. We will attempt to automatically upgrade these servers to MySQL 5.7.
AWS™ Systems utilizing the Amazon Linux 1 Operating System will not be able to upgrade to cPanel & WHM Version 88. Amazon has set the end of life for its Amazon Linux 1 operating system on December 31, 2020. cPanel does not support end-of-life operating systems, nor does cPanel & WHM support installations on Amazon Linux 2. Systems utilizing Amazon Linux 1 are required to migrate their servers to a new AWS instance utilizing the Amazon Marketplace version of cPanel & WHM.
Customers using CentOS 6 as their operating system will be blocked from upgrading to cPanel & WHM Version 88. CentOS 6 is ending upstream support in November 2020 and cPanel does not support end-of-life operating systems. We recommend migrating to a system utilizing CentOS 7 or purchasing CloudLinux 6 as a solution.
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