Your guide to cPanel's future plans and updates.

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.

Here you will find:

  • Information you need to know about crucial updates
  • Why they are happening, and what actions to need to take next
  • Documentation and support you need in one place
  • Roadmap of upcoming initiatives

Notable Upcoming Changes

cPanel Pricing Update

Pricing Update

Our annual pricing update takes effect on January 1st, 2021. Full information is available at the link below.

Amazon® Linux® 1 Deprecation

Amazon® Linux® 1 Deprecation

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

CentOS Updates coming soon.

CentOS 8

With the release of Version 92, cPanel & WHM are offering an experimental version supporting CentOS 8.

CentOS Updates coming soon.

CentOS 6 Blocking Version 88 Upgrade

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 LTS Automatic Updates

LTS Tier Automatic Updates

cPanel & WHM installations currently using outdated and unsupported versions of our software will be updated to the latest version of our LTS (Long Term Support) Tier, currently at Version 86.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.

cPanel LTS Automatic Updates

EasyApache 3 to EasyApache 4 Automatic Conversion

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

cPanel LTS Automatic Updates

MySQL 5.5 Automatic Update

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

cPanel LTS Automatic Updates

cPanel API 1

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

cPanel LTS Automatic Updates

cPanel FTP Disabled by Default

Beginning with cPanel & WHM Version 86, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service will be disabled by default in all new installations


MariaDB 10.1

Remove and stop support for MariaDb 10.1 for new installs

MySQL 5.6

Remove and stop support for MySQL 5.6 for new installs

Upcoming cPanel Initiatives

The below initiatives are subject to change.

Product Appeal

Improved cPanelID Single Sign-On

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

Reinvented MultiPHP Manager

Manage your domains’ PHP version with a new, simplified admin user interface

Groupware Appeal

ActiveSync Support

Synchronize your email, calendar, and contacts data across Android and Windows devices

Enhanced Importing of Google and Office365 Contacts into Roundcube

Import your Google and Office365 contacts into Roundcube

Streamlined Contact Management

New email and calendar contact management functionality including the ability to auto-learn email addresses, incorporate global address lists, and improved contact editing

Expansion of Core Functionality

Multi-Server Profiles

Continuing development to optimize servers to perform specific tasks or functions

ECDSA SSL/TLS Certificate Support

Improving SSL/TLS functionality by providing and supporting ECDSA key algorithm generation in addition to the current RSA algorithm

NGINX Improvements

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


WHM Marketplace

A centralized Marketplace to purchase and install extensions you or your business require

WordPress Toolkit

Build, manage, and grow your web presence with WordPress Toolkit on cPanel & WHM

Developer Experience

cPanel & WHM’s API reference documentation will be redesigned to help developers locate the API they require more easily

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