We’re constantly upgrading and improving our products, and because these changes might affect you and your customers, we’re sharing our timeline and future plans so you can prepare for new features.
AWS™ Systems utilizing the Amazon Linux 1 Operating System will not be able to upgrade to cPanel & WHM Version 88. Amazon has set the end of life for its Amazon Linux 1 operating system on December 31, 2020. cPanel does not support end-of-life operating systems, nor does cPanel & WHM support installations on Amazon Linux 2. Systems utilizing Amazon Linux 1 are required to migrate their servers to a new AWS instance utilizing the Amazon Marketplace version of cPanel & WHM
We will be adding support for cPanel & WHM to be installed on CentOS 8
Customers using CentOS 6 as their operating system will be blocked from upgrading to cPanel & WHM Version 88. CentOS 6 is ending upstream support in November 2020 and cPanel does not support end-of-life operating systems. We recommend migrating to a system utilizing CentOS 7 or purchasing CloudLinux 6 as a solution
cPanel & WHM installations currently using outdated and unsupported versions of our software will be updated to the latest version of our LTS (Long Term Support) Tier, currently at Version 86. When version 94 becomes available any servers running on Version 86 or older will automatically begin updating to the new version.
Some servers are blocked from upgrading to a supported version of cPanel & WHM because they are running EasyApache 3. These servers will be automatically converted to EasyApache 4 so they can then upgrade to the Long Term Support (LTS) tier or newer version of cPanel & WHM
Some customers using Version 78 of cPanel & WHM are blocked from upgrading to newer versions because they have MySQL 5.5 installed. We will attempt to automatically upgrade these servers to MySQL 5.7
We are unifying all cPanel-side API systems under UAPI which means cPanel API 1 is scheduled for removal in the future. This will not affect WHM API 1 at this time
Beginning with cPanel & WHM Version 86, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service will be disabled by default in all new installations
Remove and stop support for MariaDb 10.1 for new installs
Remove and stop support for MySQL 5.6 for new installs
The below initiatives are subject to change.
Use your cPanelID to seamlessly login across multiple cPanel products
Easily launch a cPanel & WHM instance from the Microsoft Azure and AWS Lightsail Cloud Platforms
Manage your domains’ PHP version with a new, simplified admin user interface
Synchronize your email, calendar, and contacts data across Android and Windows devices
Import your Google and Office365 contacts into Roundcube
New email and calendar contact management functionality including the ability to auto-learn email addresses, incorporate global address lists, and improved contact editing
Continuing development to optimize servers to perform specific tasks or functions
Improving SSL/TLS functionality by providing and supporting ECDSA key algorithm generation in addition to the current RSA algorithm
Improved customer experience by guiding users through the complex decisions of choosing a web server that best fits their customer's needs
We will be releasing PHP 8.0 as an experimental extension. Integrators may begin testing and upgrading their applications now
A centralized Marketplace to purchase and install extensions you or your business require
Build, manage, and grow your web presence with WordPress Toolkit on cPanel & WHM
cPanel & WHM’s API reference documentation will be redesigned to help developers locate the API they require more easily
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