cPanel latest version (86) is now running on all web hosting servers. We have written a short summary of the changes this version brings.
File Manager interface can now be used to delete files when the account’s disk space is full. Previously, when the account had no disk space, you could not access this interface as you got “suspended” for over usage.
The ability for the cpcalendars and cpcontacts service subdomains to get SSL certificates via AutoSSL is now added. This change allows users to connect to the domains via HTTPS for calendar and contact information. With the SSL certificate, users will not encounter a certificate domain mismatch anymore.
The AutoSSL feature’s automatic creation of CAA records now recognizes subdomains, as well as wildcard domains. Also, this feature now creates all the CAA records it needs to ensure that it will issue certificates.
Support for use of reverse DNS entry for the mail HELO/EHLO if available has been added. When you enable this setting, Exim uses the sending IP address’s reverse DNS name as the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) HELO. This will help improve email deliverability for servers with a properly-configured PTR record.
This version is live on our servers and any feature listed here can be used at this moment.
Faster validation for AutoSSL, PHP 7.3 on backend and a new refreshed interface for the webmail users is some of the new features in this version
We changed the AutoSSL feature’s Domain Control Validation (DCV) processing order. This change will significantly improve AutoSSL’s DCV execution time. Now, AutoSSL performs HTTP-based DCVs for each user first. Then, any DNS changes for users’ DNS-based DCVs occur in a single DNS update.Before this change, AutoSSL would separately process each user’s local DCVs. This process resulted in separate DNS updates for each user requiring a DNS-based DCV.
I n cPanel & WHM version 84, we upgraded the PHP version in cPanel & WHM from PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.3. This means that tasks in cPanel will be completed faster aswell as updates and maintenance will happen more smoothly.
We will move from bind to PowerDNS cluster this month. That will improve DNS for all customers. We will also remove old DNSSEC solution and transfer to PDNS DNSSEC. Read more about this on their blog.
Webmail user interface updates In cPanel & WHM version 84, we have updated the look and feel, as well as the workflow, of the Webmail interface. The updated Webmail Home interface allows users to perform the following actions:Open their inbox upon login — Users can select to open their email’s inbox every time they log in to Webmail. To do so, they can select the Open my inbox when I log in checkbox. Change their Webmail client — Users can click any logo under the Change your webmail client header to change their Webmail client. Set up email on a device — Users can email configuration instructions to a device. They will need access to their inbox from the device.
Errors interface now displays last 300 lines in an error log cPanel’s Errors interface (cPanel >> Home >> Metrics >> Errors) is now updated to display the last 300 lines of the following log files:/usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log The interface now displays the following information:Error log entries from the user’s home directory. Entries from the /usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log file that include the username for the account.
One click forced HTTPS and better Imunify360 integration along a few updates in this version of cPanel.
One-Click HTTPS Redirection of Website has been added to the “Domains”-interface. If you have a valid SSL, you can now enable the force of HTTPS redirection by one click (at the moment, this only works for your main domain and not add-on domains)
Password Strength Algorithm has been improved in both cPanel and WHM (for VPS-users)
Protection has been increased with better integration of the Imunify360 application (which we have been using since 2017).
Additional new things is that SpamBox will now be on by default on all new accounts aswell as a few bug fixes and small corrections around the cPanel Email functions as mailbox creation and adding and editing autoresponders.