Read the following topic list for a summary of the some of the Version 68 highlights that will be covered in exam.
Support for Virtuozzo 7
We now support Virtuozzo 7
Authentication update for Amazon S3 version 4
We updated our Amazon S3™ module in cPanel & WHM version 68. The new module uses Amazon S3 version 4 authentication, which supports all S3 locations.
EasyApache 4 supports mod_http2
EasyApache 4 now provides support for the use of the
phpMyAdmin Performance Setting
mod_http2 Apache module.
This has moved from "Experimental" status, to "Supported".
This is not compatible with the
mod_itk module (ITK handler).
Learn more from our own cPanel Support Analyst Michael Blandford's 2017 cPanel Conference presentation.
If you disable this setting in the Tweak Settings interface within WHM, the system disables information schema searches within phpMyAdmin in MySQL by enabling the DisableIS option.
This may improve phpMyAdmin performance for servers with many databases, especially during initial interface access and database dumps.
3 new notifications are sent to the cPanel user: "AutoSSL certificate expiring soon", "non-AutoSSL certificate expiring soon", and "AutoSSL successfully renewed a certificate".
6 new notifications are sent to the system's administrator.
Notifications can be disabled normally, either via cPanel's Contact Information interface, or in WHM's Contact Manager interface.
Spam Detection Notification
The detection script runs every 15 minutes and evaluates mail sent in the past hour per email account.
More than 500 unique messages (excluding mailing lists) triggers a notification email to the systems administrator.
This feature is enabled on new installs, but disabled on upgrades.
This feature can be enabled or disabled in the Contact Manager with the setting "Large Amount of Outbound Email Detected".
Other New Notifications
Controlled via WHM's Contact Manager interface.
Cgiemail Cleanup Script: When the clean_cgiemail script is run, either manually or automatically, this notification will be sent.
Maximum Hourly Emails Exceeded: This is a new notification for the existing feature "Max Email Limit Per-hour". In the contents of the notification, it will also identify which limit was violated, whether it's the Tweak Settings-defined Global Limit, the Modify Account-defined Account-level Limit, or the Domain-specific Limit which is set manually from the command line.
Update Blocker - System Cannot Install RPMs: If
upcp can't install a test RPM early in the upcp process, this notification is sent and the update stops
We added 17 new ACLs to WHM's Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges interface.
We added 18 default ACLs that cannot be removed from resellers.
Individual File Restoration
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/fix_reseller_acls is run during the upgrade process to add the new ACLs to existing resellers.
Many existing ACLs were renamed for clarity.
Resellers must now possess the Modify and Create Locales ACL in order to access WHM's View Available Locales interface.
The Demo and Any ACLs were removed.
This feature requires that cPanel Account backups are enabled within WHM's Backup Configuration interface.
Both cPanel users and WHM administrators can restore individual files using their new respective interfaces.
MultiPHP INI Editor Changes
FTP Automatic Reconfiguration
Treats PureFTPd and ProFTPd the same.
If the config file is missing, a default config is put in place and the original config file is renamed.
If the config file fails a validity check, a default config is put in place.
Apache Configuration Changes
If you have an
ssl_vhost.local file that overrides the default, it will be disabled during the upgrade.
/var/cpanel/userdata files no longer determine the location of a virtual host's SSL certificate. Custom values in these files are ignored.
SSL certificates are now stored in
An index of the certificates is now in a SQLite database at
/var/cpanel/ssl/apache_tls/.index.sqlite that can be rebuilt with
This new method dramatically increases the speed of SSL management and Apache restart times on servers that host large numbers of SSL certificates.
Deprecated and Removed Items
MySQL51 targets were removed from the
Feature Spotlight was removed from the cPanel interface, along with its associated feature in the Feature Manager.
Recently Uploaded CGI Script Mail notification was removed from WHM's Contact Manager.