Less that a month after cPanel released cPanel & WHM 11.36 to the RELEASE tier, it yesterday announced the release of cPanel & WHM software version 11.36 to the STABLE 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.
– Mr. Mario Rodriguez, Strategic Partner Manager, cPanel.
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 has been reduced by 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.
In an official blog post, cPanel thanked the EDGE-Users community for their feedback and testing of the development releases.