cPanel had released its new version 64 with advanced features. The advanced features in the new version of cPanel and WHM interface are listed below
iOS Push Notification:
Customers who receive mail from their cPanel-hosted email accounts can use push notifications rather than polling on Apple devices.
To Setup Up iOS Push Notifications:
Contact Manager now includes HipChat feature:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, HipChat functionality is newly added to the Communication Type tab in WHM’s Contact Manager interface (Home >> Server Contacts >> Contact Manager).
When your server will send notifications for each communication method, and the priority of each type of alerts, then Contact manager interface allows you to specify it.
Types of events that trigger an alert are as follows
|Event that triggers your server to generate the alert
|A user creates an account.
|A user removes an account.
|A user suspends an account.
|A user unsuspends an account.
|A user can modify the package for an account, or uses WHM’s Upgrade/Downgrade an Account interface (Home >> Account Functions >> Upgrade/Downgrade an Account).
|Altered RPMs Check
|The /scripts/check_cpanel_rpms script finds altered RPMs.
|AppConfig registration notifications
|cPanel & WHM registers an app with AppConfig.
|cPanel & WHM generates a backup.
This event does not apply to cPanel account backups that a user generates via the cPanel interface.
|cPanel Backup Destination Disabled
|A user disables a backup destination.
|cPanel Configuration Checks
|cPanel & WHM corrects an absent or invalid value in the /var/cpanel/cpanel.config file.
|cPanel Required Perl Module Auto Installs
|cPanel & WHM requires a Perl module that the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp script fails to install.
|cPHulk notifications. cPHulk is cPanel & WHM’s brute force protection feature.
|Disk Integrity Check
|cPanel & WHM checks the integrity of a hard disk.
|Forced Disable of Digest Auth
|A user or cPanel & WHM disables the Web Disk Digest Authentication feature.
|Any event that generates an alert and is not in this list.
|IP Address DNS Check
|cPanel & WHM runs the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/ipcheck script.
|Kernel Crash Check
|cPanel & WHM finds specific errors in the output of the dmesg command.
|Kernel Version Check
|cPanel & WHM checks the version of your server’s kernel. This event will not generate alert notifications.
|Notification of New Addon Domains
|A user creates an addon domain.
|Recently Uploaded Cgi Script Mail
|cPanel & WHM detects that a user uploaded a mail-capable script via FTP to the user’s home directory.
|Root Compromise Checks
|cPanel & WHM detects that your server’s root account is compromised.
Pluggable iContact Feature:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the pluggable iContact feature was added. This feature allows to send server alert notifications to custom destinations such as (but not limited to) Internet Relay Chat servers, Slack, and HipChat.
SSL Status page:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the SSL Status Page interface (Home >> SSL/TLS >> SSL Status) was added to view the current status of your Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. (For example: Expires Feb 29, 2020, or Expired on Feb 29, 2016).
SSL Status Page documentation:
Email Disk Usage tool:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, mailboxes can be cleared easily with cPanel’s Email Disk Usage interface (Home >> Email >> Email Disk Usage). The tool allows you to view all of your mailboxes and quickly remove old emails or large messages. It is also integrated into the mailbox quota notifications to provide quick access to the users.
Available file usage:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, information about a user’s usage of available files is added to the Disk Usage Warnings notification. To update the notification’s importance level, navigate to the User Disk Usage Warning setting in WHM’s Contact Manager interface (Home >> Server Contacts >> Contact Manager).
The notification will include a message like the following:
The account currently uses 99.9% (10,000,000/10,000,001) of its available files.
cPHulk root user lockout protection:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the ability to ignore username-based protection for the root user is added. If this option is enabled, a malicious attacker cannot lock out the root account due to username-based protection protocol. Enable this feature by selecting Allow username protection to lock the “root” user in the Username-based Protection tab of WHM’s cPHulk Brute Force Protection interface (Home >> Security Center >> cPHulk Brute Force Protection).
Users must configure their firewall to listen on port 579 for this feature.
cPAddons – WordPress:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the cPAddons feature is updated to use RPMs to install WordPress. When WordPress is installed through cPAddons with the RPM, it allows updating WordPress through its own administrative interface, WHM’s Install cPAddons Site Software interface (Home >> cPanel >> Install cPAddons Site Software).
It discovers, installs, and uninstalls RPM-based packages with the yum utility. The cPanel, Inc.-managed RPM contains an unaltered WordPress installer package which is obtained from wordpress.org
cPanel interface: ( Home >> Software >> Site Software)
List of CMS (PHP Scripts):
In cPanel & WHM version 64, Zone Editor can be used for the configuration of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) records for the domains.
cPanel’s Zone Editor interface (Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor).
The system uses DMARC records together with SPF or DKIM records to more easily determine whether an email message was originated from the sender. DMARC records also allow filtering spam and phishing messages easily.
Reference Link: DMARC
New cPanel Light and Dark styles:
The cPanel interface now comes with the Light and Dark styles for the default cPanel theme (Paper Lantern). Previously, development versions were released of these styles on the cPanel Blog.
Use cPanel’s Change Style interface (Home >> Preferences >> Change Style) to switch between cPanel interface styles.
Global DCV Excludes:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, under the Domains section of WHM’s Tweak Settings interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings), a Global DCV Excludes option was added to it. This allows the administrators to opt out cPanel & WHM for updating every user’s .htaccess file. This can be done with minimal impact to system performance.
The default setting for Global DCV Excludes is Off. This option can be enabled through the Tweak Settings interface or via the command line.
The feature lists can be edited with this interface, which can assign to packages that are applied to cPanel accounts. Feature lists provide or prevent access to specific cPanel features.
cPanel & WHM has the default, disabled, and Mail Only feature lists by default.
If you are a reseller with only a mail server, use the Mail Only feature list.
If a feature in the default feature list is disabled, then the system disables the feature by default for all the users on the server. To override this configuration, create a new list and assign it to the users.
If a feature in the disabled feature list is disabled, then the system disables the feature for all the users on the server. This feature list cannot be overridden with a new list.
To enable a feature in the default feature list, select the feature’s checkbox.
To disable a feature in the disabled feature list, select the feature’s checkbox.
Renamed Feature Manager options:
To clarify the relationships between feature list options and their associated cPanel interfaces and features, we have renamed many options in WHM’s Feature Manager interface (Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager):
|cPanel & WHM version 62 and earlier
|cPanel & WHM version 64 and later
|Addon Domain Manager
|Boxtrapper Spam Trap
|Remote Calendars and Address Books
|Calendars and Contacts
|Ability to change MX Records
|CSV Import (Email & Forwarders)
|Default Address Manager
|Custom Error Pages
|Apache Handlers Manager
|IP Deny Manager
|Mailman List Manager
|Mime Types Manager
|Install Perl Modules
|Install PHP Pear Modules
|PHP Pear Packages
|Install Ruby Modules
|Parked Domain Manager
|Password & Security
|Simple DNS Zone Editor
|Simple Zone Editor
|Choose Log Program
|Update Contact Information
|Advanced DNS Zone Editor
|Advanced Zone Editor
Prevention of duplicate proxy subdomains:
In cPanel & WHM version 64 and later, an account cannot be created if any of the following subdomains already exists for the associated domain on the new account:
For example, if cpanel.example.com already exists on your server (on any virtual host), you cannot create a cPanel account with the domain example.com.
Manage API Tokens interface:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, Manage API Tokens interface is added to WHM. This interface allows to create, revoke, and list API Tokens for cPanel users and third-party developers. API tokens allow third-party developers and cPanel users to run API functions as a WHM account owner via a key hash.
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the Manage API Tokens interface (Home >> Development >> Manage API Tokens) is added to cPanel DNSONLY.
Manage API Tokens documentation: https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/64Docs/Manage+API+Tokens
IMAP Full-Text Search Indexing:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the IMAP Full-Text Search Indexing (powered by Solr) provides fast search capabilities for Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) mailboxes. This significantly improves the speed and convenience of the search experience for the iOS device, Microsoft Outlook, SquirrelMail, Horde, Roundcube, and Mozilla Thunderbird users. This feature can be enabled via the WHM’s Manage Plugins interface (Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins), or the command line interface. For more information read our Manage Plugins or The install_dovecot_fts Script documentation.
Minimum free space available for backups:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, a minimum free disk space check is added to WHM’s Backup Configuration interface (Home >> Backup >> Backup Configuration). You can configure the backup system to check for a minimum amount or percentage of free disk space before it runs a local backup. If the system does not possess the minimum available free disk space, then the system will not perform the backup and it will send a warning notification. This setting defaults to Disabled.
MX Entry interface, now the Email Routing interface:
In cPanel & WHM version 64, the MX Entry interface (Home >> Email >> MX Entry) was renamed. This interface became cPanel’s Email Routing interface (Home >> Email >> Email Routing). The interface was streamlined and the functions are moved to manage Mail Exchange (MX) records to cPanel’s Zone Editor interface (Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor).
The editor in cPanel’s File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager) was updated to use Ace Editor.
|Copy lines down
|Copy lines up
|Move lines down
|Move lines up
|Remove to line end
|Remove to linestart
|Remove word left
|Remove word right
|Add multi-cursor above
|Add multi-cursor below
|Add next occurrence to multi-selection
|Add previous occurrence to multi-selection
|Move multi cursor from current line to the line above
|Move multi cursor from current line to the line below
|Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to next
|Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to previous
|Select all from multi-selection
|Go to left
|Go to right
|Go to word left
|Go to word right
|Go line up
|Go line down
|Command-Left, Home, Ctrl-A
|Go to line start
|Command-Right, End, Ctrl-E
|Go to line end
|Go to page up
|Go to page down
|Go to start
|Go to end
|Go to line
|Scroll line down
|Scroll line up
|Go to matching bracket
|Scroll page down
|Scroll page up
|Show the settings menu
|Enter full screen
|Change to lower case
|Change to upper case
Remove the Change Site’s IP Address interface:
In order to simplify the WHM interface, WHM’s Change a Site’s IP Address interface is removed (Home >> IP Functions >> Change a Site’s IP Address).
You can continue to use this interface’s functionality in WHM’s Change Site’s IP Address interface (Home >> Account Functions >> Change Site’s IP Address).