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Malware Scanners for cPanel: Keeping Your Server Safe

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The web is awash with malware, and, as anyone who administers websites knows, web servers are a prime target. Malware criminals absolutely love web hosting servers because they have exploitable network resources, they attract lots of visitors, and they are a rich source of data for identity theft and credit card fraud. Servers are also targets because they host software managed by non-technical publishers and retailers that don’t prioritize security. Ignoring software updates or dealing ...

Open Source Software: Hearts, Minds, and Acquisitions

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How Open Source Software is changing the world: In the past decade, Open Source Software has become a legitimized business model and has taken the world by storm. What started back in the 1980s as a free software initiative has grown into massive volunteer communities and industry-leading software platforms. A recent CB Insights report estimates that the Open Source service industry will reach nearly $33 billion by 2022. The History of Open Source Software: Open Source Software has its roots ...

Moving from brick and mortar to an online presence

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The future of brick and mortar shops has been changing into a hybrid of traditional and digital, and the current health crisis is fast-tracking the digital experience.  As the stay-home orders came in, and only essential business could remain open with some others slowly opening with restrictions, the e-commerce industry and digital brands went into overdrive.  Brick-and-Mortar retailers traditionally offer products and services to their customers face-to-face in a storefront that gives them a unique advantage over ...

How to Install and Manage NGINX on cPanel

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Although Apache and NGINX are both web servers, they approach the task of serving web pages differently. Each has advantages and trade-offs, which prompts the question: can I use NGINX with cPanel?  The short answer is yes, you can use NGINX with cPanel; however, its integration is a little tricky. Let’s explore the ways cPanel users can take advantage of NGINX’s strengths, and look at how we are working to make NGINX a viable alternative ...

All Lanes Open on the Internet Superhighway

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While the asphalt highways were silent and working from home became the norm, the internet superhighway expanded.  In the first half of 2020, everything quickly ground to a halt worldwide, and the internet became our lifeline to the outside world. Throughout the past 20 years, we have seen the internet grow in times of crisis, but never in history have we as a planet used the internet as much for our day to day lives.   ...

8 More Features You Need To Know About cPanel & WHM® Version 88

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We have released cPanel & WHM® Version 88 and it’s packed with some exciting long-awaited updates. These include MySQL® 8 support, upgrading to Roundcube 1.4 webmail with responsive mobile themes and Calendar and Contacts Support (CCS) and the inclusion of free ImunifyAV protection for your server. We’re going to take a deeper dive into some of the other useful updates included in Version 88 in this article.  Here’s a list of other improvements in Version ...

My Website is down, what next?

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It’s happened to most of us, you just launched a marketing campaign and went to check your sales and your website is a blank white screen! If it hasn’t happened to you yet, read on. Hosting outages can send you into panic mode, especially if you run an e-commerce website. The loss of potential income can send you into a frenzy and keep you on hold with your hosting company for hours at a time – to quote ...

2020 Spring Privacy Policy Updates

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Your privacy is important, and securing your data is part of our mission here at cPanel. Because of this, we regularly review our privacy policy and privacy practices to refine them and to make sure that they accurately reflect how we collect, process, use, and store information. Based on our most recent review, we’ve made changes to our privacy policy. To help you understand these changes, you can follow this link to see a redline of our new privacy …

Anatomy of a Support Ticket

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We’ve all had to ask for help at some point, usually when we are ready to have a moment like the crew in the movie “Office Space” going to town on that jammed printer. Then, when we have to submit a support ticket, it can be frustrating to explain everything and go back and forth with questions and answers before the support team is able to start problem solving and help you. Knowing what the ...

Drupal 9: Focusing on innovation

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Everyone gets excited when their favorite software gets an update! The Drupal Community is currently abuzz about the release of Drupal 9. Wondering what the big deal is? Let’s talk about Drupal and the new improvements. The Drupal project was started 20 years ago by Dries Buytaert in his college dorm room as one of the world’s first Open-Source Content Management Systems. Online years before WordPress or Joomla, …

Keeping your CMS safe and secure

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Website security is one of the most important aspects of running an online presence. A hacked website can lead to countless hours of debugging and repair, loss of income, to loss of credibility and lawsuits. With over 30,000 new small business website hacks a day and numerous corporation breaches, not a day goes by without a compromised site showing up in the news. Over the past decade, hackers have targeted the top three open-source Content Management Systems: 

Level up with cPanel University from home

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If we have learned one thing from the 2020 COVID-19 situation, access to online resources and training is vital to keep businesses going. Online education has exploded due to school closures, and the learn-from-home approach has become the current standard. The hosting industry has also thrived in this arena, for example, Alibaba Cloud deployed more than 100,000 new cloud servers in two hours and set a new record for rapid capacity expansion.  At cPanel, our work is a hybrid ...

How to Analyze New Software Product Opportunities

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Whether you want to sell your idea to your leadership or want a more solidified project proposal backed by proof, we are going to equip you with the tools you need to improve your success. We’ll walk you through step by step what to do before you plan your proposal. You want to find the best way to devise a plan that will support your idea with hard data and approvals will be a breeze. ...

Scale Up Your Hosting Business By Serving Your Customers

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The web hosting industry has made significant changes in the past decade, and customer expectations have moved far beyond storage to a services-driven market. In 2020 there are about 2 billion websites online, and a new domain is registered every 2 seconds. The growth of the internet continues to reach new highs and new markets. In the hosting sector, growth can come in many forms. How does a hosting company increase revenue and continue to ...

How to Add Email to Your iPhone

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If you have an email address with your own domain name, you need to be able to access those emails on the go. According to Statista.com, there are approximately more than 100 million iPhone users in the United States. In the past, if you had an email account set up with a personalized domain name, you would be required to either log into Webmail to check your email or connect your email to a 3rd …

Securing Your cPanel: Advanced Server Security

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As you learned in our Intro to Server Security, securing your server is one of the most important things you need to do when you’re setting up and maintaining your cPanel server.  We’re building on the knowledge presented in the introduction to provide more advanced tips for server security.  In this article, you’ll learn more in-depth techniques and best practices for safeguarding your site, server, and account from hackers. We’ll cover security topics like:  Managing Shell Access Recommended Security Settings ...

Securing Your cPanel: Intro to Server Security

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Securing your server is one of the most important things you need to do when you’re setting up your cPanel for the first time. There are multiple steps you should take to be proactive about protecting your server.   Most people understand the need to protect their website from vulnerabilities, but don’t realize their hosting server needs protection, too. When hackers discover they can’t get directly into your website, they’ll try to break in through your cPanel ...

The Changing Web Hosting Business Model

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Starting your own web hosting business is much simpler now that technology and customer reach is improving, but the model is still changing all the time. During the “Wild West” era of the internet 20+ years ago, users were confined to a small number of web hosting providers. At that time, hard drive/storage space was quite limited, ranging from 35KB to 2MB, depending on the provider. For shared hosting, the average storage space was just 153MB. In ...

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