cPanel & WHM 11.36, which was unveiled to Current tier around a month back, has now been pushed to the RELEASE tier. In an interview with Daily Host News a while back, Mr. Mario Rodriguez, Strategic Partner Manager, cPanel told that cPanel & WHM 11.36 is on average, 30% faster than ever, and offers more reliable and stable installation.
Included in this brand new release are further improvements to the update system, building on work started with cPanel & WHM 11.30. A new staging step during installation allows a variety of checks to occur prior to changing the cPanel & WHM installation. This makes both new installation, and upgrades, more reliable.
cPanel & WHM 11.36 also brings an entirely new system for managing applications, based upon the tried-and-true RPM packaging format. By distributing applications via RPM cPanel & WHM installation time is reduced by 30%, on average. The new system also provides integrators and system deployers a simplified means of distributing applications with cPanel & WHM.
cPanel & WHM 11.36 brings a modern version of perl with it. Perl 5.14 is available with all versions of 11.36 and newer. This change brings an end to the older perl 5.8.8 distributed with prior versions of cPanel & WHM. Also in cPanel & WHM 11.36 is support for Apache 2.4, provided via EasyApache. Apache 2.4 brings many new features and performance benefits to your web hosting platform. After upgrading to the new release, a downgrade to an older version will not be permitted.
Other features are also available in version 11.36:
- The email auto discovery feature, first introduced in cPanel & WHM 11.34, has been updated with improved compatibility with existing setups.
- It is now possible to display the number of files used by an account, in the cPanel Stats Bar.
- The ability to track mail sent by web applications is improved through new functions to query the web server, and with X-PHP-Script functionality added to PHP.
About cPanel, Inc. Since 1997, cPanel, Inc. has been a leading innovator and developer of control panel software for the web hosting industry. cPanel builds software that allows web host professionals to transform standalone servers into fully automated point-and-click web hosting platforms. cPanel licensed software allows owners of servers and websites, along with resellers and developers, to optimize their technical resources and replace tedious shell-oriented tasks with dynamic, intuitive web- based interfaces. For more information, visit: www.cpanel.net