cPanel 64 Release Notes

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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:

 https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/How+to+Set+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 type Event that triggers your server to generate the alert
Account Creation A user creates an account.
Account Removal A user removes an account.
Account Suspensions A user suspends an account.
Account UnSuspensions A user unsuspends an account.
Account Upgrades/Downgrades 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 Backup cPanel & WHM generates a backup.

Note:

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.
cPHulkd Notifications 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.
Generic Notifications 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:

 https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/64Docs/SSL+TLS+Status

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 wordpress.org

cPAddons

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

cPanel interface

List of CMS (PHP Scripts):

SiteSoftware

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.

Notes:

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 Addon Domains
Autoresponder Manager Autoresponders
Awstats Stats Awstats
Boxtrapper Spam Trap Boxtrapper
Remote Calendars and Address Books Calendars and Contacts
Ability to change MX Records MX Entry
Image Manager Images
Crontab Cron Jobs
CSV Import (Email & Forwarders) Address Importer
Default Address Manager Default Address
Custom Error Pages Error Pages
Email Greylisting Configure Greylisting
Apache Handlers Manager Apache Handlers
IP Deny Manager IP Blocker
Mailman List Manager Mailing Lists
Mime Types Manager MIME types
Install Perl Modules Perl Modules
Install PHP Pear Modules PHP Pear Packages
Install Ruby Modules Rubygems
Network Tools Track DNS
Parked Domain Manager Aliases
Password Change Password & Security
Redirect Manager Redirects
Simple DNS Zone Editor Simple Zone Editor
SSL Manager SSL/TLS
Choose Log Program Metrics Editor
Subdomain Manager Subdomains
Update Contact Information Contact Information
Webalizer Stats Webalizer
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:

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

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.

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: https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/64Docs/Manage+API+Tokens

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: 

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-D Command-D Remove line
Alt-Shift-Down Command-Option-Down Copy lines down
Alt-Shift-Up Command-Option-Up Copy lines up
Alt-Down Option-Down Move lines down
Alt-Up Option-Up Move lines up
Alt-Delete Ctrl-K Remove to line end
Alt-Backspace Command-Backspace Remove to linestart
Ctrl-Backspace Option-Backspace, Ctrl-Option-Backspace Remove word left
Ctrl-Delete Option-Delete Remove word right
Ctrl-O Split line


Multicursor:

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-Alt-Up Ctrl-Option-Up Add multi-cursor above
Ctrl-Alt-Down Ctrl-Option-Down Add multi-cursor below
Ctrl-Alt-Right Ctrl-Option-Right Add next occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Left Ctrl-Option-Left Add previous occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Up Ctrl-Option-Shift-Up Move multi cursor from current line to the line above
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Down Ctrl-Option-Shift-Down Move multi cursor from current line to the line below
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Right Ctrl-Option-Shift-Right Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to next
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Left Ctrl-Option-Shift-Left Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to previous
Ctrl-Shift-L Ctrl-Shift-L Select all from multi-selection

Go to:

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Left Left, Ctrl-B Go to left
Right Right, Ctrl-F Go to right
Ctrl-Left Option-Left Go to word left
Ctrl-Right Option-Right Go to word right
Up Up, Ctrl-P Go line up
Down Down, Ctrl-N Go line down
Alt-Left, Home Command-Left, Home, Ctrl-A Go to line start
Alt-Right, End Command-Right, End, Ctrl-E Go to line end
PageUp Option-PageUp Go to page up
PageDown Option-PageDown, Ctrl-V Go to page down
Ctrl-Home Command-Home, Command-Up Go to start
Ctrl-End Command-End, Command-Down Go to end
Ctrl-L Command-L Go to line
Ctrl-Down Command-Down Scroll line down
Ctrl-Up Scroll line up
Ctrl-P Go to matching bracket
Option-PageDown Scroll page down
Option-PageUp Scroll page up

Find/Replace:

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-F Command-F Find
Ctrl-H Command-Option-F Replace
Ctrl-K Command-G Find next
Ctrl-Shift-K Command-Shift-G Find previous

Folding:

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Alt-L, Ctrl-F1 Command-Option-L, Command-F1 Fold selection
Alt-Shift-L, Ctrl-Shift-F1 Command-Option-Shift-L, Command-Shift-F1 Unfold
Alt-0 Command-Option-0 Fold all
Alt-Shift-0 Command-Option-Shift-0 Unfold all

Others:

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Tab Tab Indent
Shift-Tab Shift-Tab Outdent
Ctrl-Z Command-Z Undo
Ctrl-Shift-Z, Ctrl-Y Command-Shift-Z, Command-Y Redo
Ctrl-, Command-, Show the settings menu
Ctrl-/ Command-/ Toggle comment
Ctrl-T Ctrl-T Transpose letters
Ctrl-Enter Command-Enter Enter full screen
Ctrl-Shift-U Ctrl-Shift-U Change to lower case
Ctrl-U Ctrl-U Change to upper case
Insert Insert Overwrite
Ctrl-Shift-E Command-Shift-E Macros replay
Ctrl-Alt-E Macros recording
Delete Delete
Ctrl-L Center 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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