cPanel 64 Release Notes

cPanel version 64

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

Alert typeEvent that triggers your server to generate the alert
Account CreationA user creates an account.
Account RemovalA user removes an account.
Account SuspensionsA user suspends an account.
Account UnSuspensionsA user unsuspends an account.
Account Upgrades/DowngradesA 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 CheckThe /scripts/check_cpanel_rpms script finds altered RPMs.
AppConfig registration notificationscPanel & WHM registers an app with AppConfig.
cPanel BackupcPanel & WHM generates a backup.


This event does not apply to cPanel account backups that a user generates via the cPanel interface.

cPanel Backup Destination DisabledA user disables a backup destination.
cPanel Configuration CheckscPanel & WHM corrects an absent or invalid value in the /var/cpanel/cpanel.config file.
cPanel Required Perl Module Auto InstallscPanel & WHM requires a Perl module that the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp script fails to install.
cPHulkd NotificationscPHulk notifications. cPHulk is cPanel & WHM’s brute force protection feature.
Disk Integrity CheckcPanel & WHM checks the integrity of a hard disk.
Forced Disable of Digest AuthA user or cPanel & WHM disables the Web Disk Digest Authentication feature.
Generic NotificationsAny event that generates an alert and is not in this list.
IP Address DNS CheckcPanel & WHM runs the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/ipcheck script.
Kernel Crash CheckcPanel & WHM finds specific errors in the output of the dmesg command.
Kernel Version CheckcPanel & WHM checks the version of your server’s kernel. This event will not generate alert notifications.
Notification of New Addon DomainsA user creates an addon domain.
Recently Uploaded Cgi Script MailcPanel & WHM detects that a user uploaded a mail-capable script via FTP to the user’s home directory.
Root Compromise CheckscPanel & 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:

SSL status

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.

Email disk usage

Email Disk Usage

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.

File Usage

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


cPanel interface: ( Home >> Software >> Site Software)

cPanel interface

List of CMS (PHP Scripts):


DMARC records:

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

DMARC Record

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.

cPanel 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.

Global DCV Excludes

Feature Manager:

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.

Feature lists:

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 earliercPanel & WHM version 64 and later
Addon Domain ManagerAddon Domains
Autoresponder ManagerAutoresponders
Awstats StatsAwstats
Boxtrapper Spam TrapBoxtrapper
Remote Calendars and Address BooksCalendars and Contacts
Ability to change MX RecordsMX Entry
Image ManagerImages
CrontabCron Jobs
CSV Import (Email & Forwarders)Address Importer
Default Address ManagerDefault Address
Custom Error PagesError Pages
Email GreylistingConfigure Greylisting
Apache Handlers ManagerApache Handlers
IP Deny ManagerIP Blocker
Mailman List ManagerMailing Lists
Mime Types ManagerMIME types
Install Perl ModulesPerl Modules
Install PHP Pear ModulesPHP Pear Packages
Install Ruby ModulesRubygems
Network ToolsTrack DNS
Parked Domain ManagerAliases
Password ChangePassword & Security
Redirect ManagerRedirects
Simple DNS Zone EditorSimple Zone Editor
Choose Log ProgramMetrics Editor
Subdomain ManagerSubdomains
Update Contact InformationContact Information
Webalizer StatsWebalizer
Advanced DNS Zone EditorAdvanced 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:

  1. cpanel
  2. whm
  3. www
  4. autodiscover
  5. mail
  6. webdisk
  7. webmail

For example, if already exists on your server (on any virtual host), you cannot create a cPanel account with the domain

Duplicate Proxy subdomain

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:

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.

Manage Plugins

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.

Backup Configuration

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).

Old View:

MX Entry

New View:

Email Routing

File Editor:

The editor in cPanel’s File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager) was updated to use Ace Editor.

File Editor

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Line Operations: 

Ctrl-DCommand-DRemove line
Alt-Shift-DownCommand-Option-DownCopy lines down
Alt-Shift-UpCommand-Option-UpCopy lines up
Alt-DownOption-DownMove lines down
Alt-UpOption-UpMove lines up
Alt-DeleteCtrl-KRemove to line end
Alt-BackspaceCommand-BackspaceRemove to linestart
Ctrl-BackspaceOption-Backspace, Ctrl-Option-BackspaceRemove word left
Ctrl-DeleteOption-DeleteRemove word right
Ctrl-OSplit line


Ctrl-Alt-UpCtrl-Option-UpAdd multi-cursor above
Ctrl-Alt-DownCtrl-Option-DownAdd multi-cursor below
Ctrl-Alt-RightCtrl-Option-RightAdd next occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-LeftCtrl-Option-LeftAdd previous occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-UpCtrl-Option-Shift-UpMove multi cursor from current line to the line above
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-DownCtrl-Option-Shift-DownMove multi cursor from current line to the line below
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-RightCtrl-Option-Shift-RightRemove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to next
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-LeftCtrl-Option-Shift-LeftRemove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to previous
Ctrl-Shift-LCtrl-Shift-LSelect all from multi-selection

Go to:

LeftLeft, Ctrl-BGo to left
RightRight, Ctrl-FGo to right
Ctrl-LeftOption-LeftGo to word left
Ctrl-RightOption-RightGo to word right
UpUp, Ctrl-PGo line up
DownDown, Ctrl-NGo line down
Alt-Left, HomeCommand-Left, Home, Ctrl-AGo to line start
Alt-Right, EndCommand-Right, End, Ctrl-EGo to line end
PageUpOption-PageUpGo to page up
PageDownOption-PageDown, Ctrl-VGo to page down
Ctrl-HomeCommand-Home, Command-UpGo to start
Ctrl-EndCommand-End, Command-DownGo to end
Ctrl-LCommand-LGo to line
Ctrl-DownCommand-DownScroll line down
Ctrl-UpScroll line up
Ctrl-PGo to matching bracket
Option-PageDownScroll page down
Option-PageUpScroll page up


Ctrl-KCommand-GFind next
Ctrl-Shift-KCommand-Shift-GFind previous


Alt-L, Ctrl-F1Command-Option-L, Command-F1Fold selection
Alt-Shift-L, Ctrl-Shift-F1Command-Option-Shift-L, Command-Shift-F1Unfold
Alt-0Command-Option-0Fold all
Alt-Shift-0Command-Option-Shift-0Unfold all


Ctrl-Shift-Z, Ctrl-YCommand-Shift-Z, Command-YRedo
Ctrl-,Command-,Show the settings menu
Ctrl-/Command-/Toggle comment
Ctrl-TCtrl-TTranspose letters
Ctrl-EnterCommand-EnterEnter full screen
Ctrl-Shift-UCtrl-Shift-UChange to lower case
Ctrl-UCtrl-UChange to upper case
Ctrl-Shift-ECommand-Shift-EMacros replay
Ctrl-Alt-EMacros recording
Ctrl-LCenter selection

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).

Old View:

Change Site IP address

New View:Change Site's IP Address


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