Server Profiles Roadmap

Last modified: May 13, 2020


In cPanel & WHM version 76, we introduced WHM’s Server Profile interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Server Profile). Server profiles optimize servers to perform specific tasks or functions. These servers can host accounts that do not need certain applications. Each profile enables and disables a set of roles. Each role allows or disallows certain services related to the server’s task. For example, a server that runs a Mail Node profile only enables services essential to mail. The profile disables all other services, such as Web Disk and FTP.

For more information about this feature, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.


A visual representation of the phases.


This project has several phases. Each phase will deliver more server profile improvements, functions, and controls. You can read about each phase in the following section:

Phase Description Notes Status
1 Introduce server profiles
  • We introduced the Standard Node, Mail Node, Database Node, and DNS Node server profiles. These profiles let you optimize a server for a specific task or function.
  • Each profile enables and disables a set of roles. Each role allows or disallows specific services that relate to the server’s task.
2 Improve email deliverability
  • Improve how a server will deliver, receive, and process email.
  • We added WHM’s Email Deliverability interface (WHM >> Home >> Email >> Email Deliverability). This helps you to identify and fix any problems that may exist with your server’s DKIM, SPF, and PTR records.
3 Manage API Tokens in cPanel
  • We introduced cPanel API tokens.
  • Users can issue these API tokens in cPanel’s Manage API Tokens interface (cPanel >> Home >> Security >> Manage API Token). This feature lets users create, list, update, and revoke API tokens.
4 Standalone DNS node licensing Support of DNS node licenses. Complete
5 Link a new Standard Node to a new Mail Node server
  • Allow new cPanel accounts on a Standard Node server to connect to a Mail Node server.
  • Assign the mail tasks for new cPanel accounts to a different server.
    6 Transfer existing linked cPanel accounts between nodes
    • Support for transfers to and from a server with attached nodes.
    • Provide the ability to back up accounts with data from all of your server nodes.
    • Preserve a node setting when you transfer an account from one server to another.
      7 Modify a cPanel account Offload a cPanel account’s mail storage to a linked node in WHM’s Modify an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account). Proposed
      8 Future plans To be determined. Proposed

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