With the release of Version 88, we will start removing cPanel API 1
functionality, and any custom code or integrations using these calls
will no longer work.
The cPanel API 1 functions
are being replaced with UAPI equivalents, and you should update your
custom integrations to use the new UAPI functions.
cPanel & WHM is consolidating old and outdated APIs
into one system to simplify the process of integrations. We are porting
cPanel API 1 functions to UAPI, which will have improved functionality.
cPanel’s API 1 is being removed and custom integrations using
it will no longer work after Version 86. This will affect any custom
code that relies on the old API 1 calls, which could
include integrations, plugins, tools, or products which will break if
they are not updated to UAPI.
Server owners should resolve any dependencies on cPanel API 1 before upgrading to Version 88.
The cPanel API 1 system is outdated and inconsistent function to function, so we’ve steadily been adding its functionality to UAPI, and
continuing work on uniting our APIs into one system. This not only
simplifies the process of integration but also provides improved
functionality moving forward. UAPI has additional features to help
manage data returned from API requests.
What can you do?
Update your custom integrations to use UAPI or cPanel API 2 if a UAPI equivalent is not available.
If you rely on plugins that use cPanel API 1, you should contact the maintainers to ensure that the plugins are updated to use UAPI so that they will be compatible after Version 86.
Since Version 86 is the new long term support tier, you can also switch your release tier to LTS which will allow you to stay on Version 86 for a longer period of time.
Anything else I should know?
We have added functionality in Version 86 that will detect usage of
API 1 calls and log them on the server. The system administrator will be
notified that these calls are present as they occur on the server, and
therefore will know what needs to be updated.
If it isn’t practical to receive notifications because of the amount of your servers you manage, we have added two new WHM API 1 calls,
get_api_pages, that can be integrated into your server management software to monitor cPanel API 1 usage across your fleet.