cPanel Shared hosting servers upgrade to version 11.28

10 Jan 2011

We will proceed with the cpanel upgrade to version 11.28 in all our cpanel servers. This effect to cPanel hosting accounts and cPanel/WHM Resellers.
Note this version introduced many big changes in the background and also in some services, modules and features. We have listed below many of the big changes. Also note the information below may have a technical language, useful for developers and a good reading/learning for normal users.



Horde Groupware Webmail Edition

cPanel now provides Horde Groupware Webmail Edition, which allows for sharing of calendars, contacts, and tasks. cPanel's switch to Horde Groupware Webmail will provide you with the most up-to-date Horde modules. Learn more about Horde Groupware Webmail Edition at Horde's website (http://www.horde.org/webmail/).

Benefits of this Horde client include:

* It provides a streamlined update process.
* It will allow cPanel to provide future Horde updates in a more timely manner.
* It fixes longstanding bugs and problems present in older Horde releases.

ALERT! Warning: Attempting to use and configure new mail notifications in Horde Groupware Webmail Edition may cause Safari® on Mac OS® X to become unresponsive. This is due to the way information is passed between Safari® and QuickTime® on OS X.


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LOCK Method for WebDAV

cPanel's Web Disk feature, provided by the cpdavd service, is now fully compliant with the RFC 4918 Class 2 WebDAV standard.

This means that cpdavd now provides full resource locking support, increasing the range of supported WebDAV clients significantly. Errors that previously occurred when users saved files via Microsoft® Office®, as well as seemingly random failures performing bulk file operations from Mac OS® X Finder®, are
alleviated with the implementation of a proper locking mechanism.


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Changes to phpMyAdmin Authentication

cPanel & WHM 11.28 substantially changes the way that phpMyAdmin authenticates.

We have added a new phpMyAdmin authentication library. Its purpose is to allow for multiple types of authentication to phpMyAdmin, as the user's cpanel account does not necessarily have to have the same password for MySQL as it uses for system authentication.

When phpMyAdmin loads, it will now attempt to get authentication data from multiple sources. It will validate the authentication data by attempting a mysql_connect() against the configured MySQL server for each source, until it finds the correct authentication information. The order of sources that it will attempt to load is:

1. The user's system password.
2. The user and password contained in ~/.my.cnf
3. If both of these fail, it will prompt for authentication with a login form.

As a result of this change, users should take note of the following:

* When invalidated session data exists, it is possible for phpMyAdmin to have problems authenticating. So, if the user notices abnormalities in phpMyAdmin, clearing browser session data should always be the first step in attempting to resolve the issue.
* The Log out link in phpMyAdmin only functions when the user has authenticated manually with a login form. The function of this Log out link is to remove and invalidate the temporary files, and redirect to the login page. If the correct login credentials are still available to phpMyAdmin (in the user's system password via the environment, or in ~/.my.cnf), the login process will reconnect upon redirect. As a result, the Log out link will have no effect in this case.


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Terminating Accounts

Resellers with access to the WHM Terminate an Account screen are no longer presented with the option of terminating their own WHM account.