96 Release Notes


Last modified: April 1, 2021

Upgrade blockers

None.

New features

Added Exchange ActiveSync support for calendars, contacts, and email

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we added support for Exchange ActiveSync in the Calendar and Contacts Server (CCS) plugin through a new bundled experimental plugin: Z-Push - ActiveSync Support. Z-Push is an implementation of the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. It allows cPanel users to sync their cPanel calendars, contacts, and email on Android™ devices. This additional plugin now automatically installs when you install the CCS plugin.

Full support for AlmaLinux 8

cPanel & WHM version 96 fully supports AlmaLinux 8. You can use this version of cPanel & WHM in production environments of this operating system. For more information about using cPanel & WHM with AlmaLinux, read our Installation Guide and our Third Party Software End of Life Policy documentation.

Added New Style in cPanel

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we have added a new style, Glass, for the Paper Lantern theme.

Added NGINX® Manager in WHM

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we added WHM’s NGINX® Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> NGINX Manager). You can perform the following tasks in this interface:

  • Install or Uninstall NGINX.
  • Clear the NGINX cache on the system or for individual users.
  • Enable or disable NGINX caching for the system or individual users.
  • Set whether NGINX uses caching by default.
Note:

This interface only works with cPanel & WHM’s NGINX with reverse proxy caching.

Updated features

Added new data to Configuration Analytics

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we added the following to the data that Configuration Analytics gathers from your server:

  • WordPress®
  • Third-Party Software
  • Z-push - ActiveSync Support

For more information, read our cPanel Analytics - The Data We Use documentation.

Added live streaming for user-level transfers

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we added the ability to use the Live Transfer functionality during user-level transfers. This update decreases downtime for the accounts during transfers. To enable this functionality, perform either of the following actions:

This update reduces downtime by redirecting web and mail traffic to the new server. Visitors are more likely to see the page they want to visit instead of the website being down. We recently added this feature to root-level transfers, but it is now available for user-level transfers.

The cPanel Default Account is now the System User Email Account

We’ve renamed the cPanel account’s Default Account feature in our product to System User Email Account. This update helps to avoid confusion with the Default Address feature in cPanel’s Manage Email Accounts interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Manage Email Accounts):

  • A Default Address is an email account that receives any mail for an invalid email address for the domain.
  • The System User Email Account (formerly Default Account) is the email account created when a hosting provider creates a cPanel account.

Improvements to the cPanel Zone Editor interface

As part of the work to improve WHM’s DNS Zone Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> DNS Zone Manager), we’ve also updated cPanel’s Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor). Now you can perform the following actions:

  • Add, edit, and save multiple DNS zone records at the same time.
  • Change the record’s type during edit. The system preserves the current record’s data until you save your changes.
  • Create multi-part TXT records.

Improvements to the WHM DNS Zone Manager interface

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we removed WHM’s Edit DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone). To ensure a great user experience with its replacement, the WHM DNS Zone Manager (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> DNS Zone Manager) interface, we’ve updated it based on user feedback. These updates now let you perform the following actions:

  • Add, edit, and save multiple DNS zone records at the same time.
  • Change the record’s type during edit. The system preserves the current record’s data until you save your changes.
  • View the raw DNS zone file.
  • Create multi-part TXT records.

As part of this work, we’ve also:

For more information, read our DNS Zone Manager documentation. For information about deprecated interfaces, read our cPanel Deprecation Plan documentation.

Renamed the WHM Edit MX Entry interface

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we renamed WHM’s Edit MX Entry interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Edit MX Entry) to Email Routing Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Email Routing Configuration). This new name lets users more easily find the interface in WHM and keeps it consistent with cPanel’s Email Routing interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Email Routing).

Deprecated and removed items

Removed the WHM Edit DNS Zone and Reset a DNS Zone interfaces

In cPanel & WHM version 96, we removed WHM’s Edit DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone) and Reset a DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Reset a DNS Zone). We replaced these interfaces with WHM’s DNS Zone Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> DNS Zone Manager).

Appendix A: Third-party applications

Note:
We use CentOS servers to generate these lists. The specific version numbers and packages may vary slightly on CloudLinux™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux servers.
cPanel & WHM version 96 includes the following third-party applications:

Appendix B: New and modified API functions

New UAPI functions

New WHM API 1 functions

Modified UAPI functions

Modified cPanel API 2 functions

None.

Modified WHM API 1 functions

Deprecated WHM functions

Deprecated UAPI Functions

None.

Removed cPanel API 1 Functions

None.

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