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cPanel 72 (version: Current)

Note that this blog post is about the cPanel 72 Current version, our client servers will run the RELEASE version. So this article contains features which are NOT yet available in your cPanel/WHM but will soon be added when the the version goes from Current to Release. Usually if no big show stoppers are found this happens within the same month.

Please note that not all features and updates will be noticeable to you as end-user, for the more technical users and server owners. Some features may not be provided to end-users.

What to expect in cPanel v72

Read the full change document here.

 

PHP Updates for non CloudLinux systems by cPanel

Removal of PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 in EasyApache Profiles

The week of June 18th cPanel will be removing PHP version 5.4 and 5.5 from all cPanel-provided EasyApache 4 profiles. To help users understand what to do, and how to react when that change occurs, cPanel did put together a quick list of questions that they think will frequently be asked. Read the article from cPanel here: https://blog.cpanel.com/removal-of-php-5-4-and-php-5-5-in-easyapache-profiles/

Note for our Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Elastic Site Hosting customers: 

We utilize CloudLinux on all our servers which uses their own PHP system, our servers will remain to offer PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 through CloudLinux as long they keep supporting these versions.

Note for our Managed Dedicated Hosting Customers:

If you use Cloudlinux, your servers will remain to offer PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 through CloudLinux as long they keep supporting these versions.

If you use CentOS, your server will stop supporting the above mentioned versions as described in cPanels article. If you need PHP 5.4 of PHP 5.5 in your environment you may contact our sales department so we can see if an upgrade of your server to CloudLinux is possible for you.

cPanel will deprecate support for SquirrelMail

As of cPanel & WHM version 74, cPanel will begin to deprecate their support of SquirrelMail, one of the bundled webmail applications in cPanel. cPanel expects to stop shipping SquirrelMail for new installations of cPanel & WHM in version 76 and will remove support of it with version 78. As this change will disrupt many users, cPanel is taking this opportunity to explain the reasons behind their decision in the below URL. cPanel also is opening a dialogue with you, their community, about their next steps.

https://blog.cpanel.com/the-death-of-squirrelmail/

Please note that we are now about to switch to cPanel version 70 in the stable tree (which will be introduced around Q2 2018 to the stable repository), it is however important that users which are currently using squirrelmail will need to start looking at an alternative.

cPanel keeps supporting Horde and Roundcube for now. We as 040Hosting will no longer support squirrelmail at the moment cPanel stops supporting it as well.

cPanel X3 Template deprecation schedule

As some of our clients and resellers may use the X3 Theme in cPanel, we are reposting this from http://blog.cpanel.com/its-time-to-say-goodbye-to-x3/

Over the past year, we’ve talked prominently about the impending deprecation of X3, the previous generation user interface for cPanel. Today’s the day we are officially announcing a deprecation schedule and its eventual removal from the product.

Here’s the schedule:

In 11.52…

  • Brand new installations of cPanel & WHM will consider Paper Lantern to be the default theme for all new accounts. Already existing installations of cPanel & WHM will not be affected. If you are using a third-party theme, you will also not be affected.

In 11.54…

  • Non-emergency and non-security related maintenance for X3 will wind down. cPanel’s development and release teams will retarget all upcoming development to Paper Lantern only.
  • As a result of updating from any previous version of cPanel & WHM to 11.54, pre-existing accounts and packages/plans which are found to still be using X3 will be updated to use Paper Lantern with the Retro style applied. There are a couple of important exceptions to this rule:
    • Accounts using third-party themes like RVSkins, CleanPanel, or CPSkins will not be migrated to Paper Lantern.
    • Accounts using a forked copy of X3 (a folder within /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend) will not be migrated to Paper Lantern.
    • Accounts using a customized brand of X3 will not be affected. If you have created a branding package for X3, your accounts will not be migrated.
    • Accounts which are using one of the default styles like “Black Ice”, “Blue Lagoon” or “Mobile” shipped with X3 WILL be migrated to Paper Lantern with the Retro Style applied.
  • cPanel and WHM’s public documentation for 11.54 will assume the Paper Lantern interface. Public documentation for previous versions of cPanel & WHM will be unaffected.

In 11.56…

  • We are intentionally leaving 11.56 empty in the deprecation schedule to accommodate any unforeseen schedule changes as well as customers and third party plugin developers requiring time to perform any manual migrations.

In 11.58…

  • X3 will no longer be shipped in cPanel & WHM.
  • Customization features inside WHM which operate only on X3 will be removed.

A couple of things you need to keep in mind going forward:

  • X3 will not be removed from pre-existing installations of cPanel & WHM during the update process to 11.58. If you are using a branded X3 interface, you may continue to do so. We will simply be halting all updates to X3.
  • For those of you who have forked X3 and are maintaining your own theme, you will be unaffected by this change.
  • It is the responsibility of third-party developers to update their plugins to run within Paper Lantern. If you think that an important plugin you use is not Paper Lantern ready, please contact its developers and let them know.
  • The legacy LANG system which was deprecated in cPanel & WHM 11.46 will be removed entirely with the removal of X3. If your third party plugin relies on this deprecated localization system, it will begin to error at this point.
  • We will not be releasing X3 in the form of a plugin or any other distribution. Customers who choose to continue to use X3 from previous installations will do so at their own risk.
  • While the Retro Style for Paper Lantern will approximate the appearance of X3, it will not be a perfect implementation. We are providing the Retro Style to ease the transition for users, not as a final destination for users. We may chose to disable new user interface features in the Retro Style rather than forcibly adapt them into this holdover style. A separate deprecation schedule for the Retro Style will be announced in the future.

Roughly speaking, this schedule will take about 1 calendar year to complete. We will be updating this schedule from time to time so that everyone will know what can be expected. During this time, all general maintenance and ongoing bug fixes for any previous version of cPanel we have shipped will continue according to our Long Term Support Policy. Once 11.58 reaches ‘End of Life’ status, X3 will no longer be maintained by cPanel for all versions 11.58 and newer.

 

Magical Offer 2015

Cleaning out stock, we have a few of these very powerful servers left at a Magical price …

Do hurry there are only a few left and we can only provide this very special offer till the 31st of January 2015.

Unmanaged Server
AMD Opteron™ 8 Cores, 8x 2.3 GHz
32 GB DDR3 ECC
2x 500 GB SSD
Unmetered 100Mbit connection
Maximum of 4 IP’s per server (no exception)

Including cPanel License
Including Kernel Care License

Location: Strasbourg or St.Louis

Price: € 95,00 per month excl. VAT where applicable.

Please keep in mind this is an unmanaged server, we only provide management for the hardware and initial setup of the OS + cPanel/WHM License & Kernel Care License