cPanel & WHM 11.32 released to the STABLE tier

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As you may already know, we have been working hard to release 11.32.2 in our production tiers. It is currently available in EDGE, CURRENT, and RELEASE tiers. Currently over half of cPanel & WHM installs are running 11.32.2. This release provides many benefits and new features such as an improved Mail Queue Manager, Mail Delivery Reports, support for DKIM email signing, improved Email Rate Limiting, improved Exim Mail Server Configuration, Logaholic web analytics, MySQL 5.5 support, support for MyDNS-NG name server, a new localized Login Page, better 3rd party integration hooks, and several other features.

We are all set to publish 11.32.2 into the STABLE tier tomorrow, Wednesday April 18, 2012. Along with all the great features mentioned above we would like to give you an idea of what to expect during the upgrade:

Since the upgrade changes the login interface there may be a period of time when your users are unable to login. Once that part of the upgrade completes you and your users will see the beautiful new login system.

To give you a head start in using the Mail Delivery Report feature, data from your mail logs will be imported into the MySQL database used by the application. It is possible this data import will cause a higher load than normal for MySQL during this period.

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The custom themes that we often see in the community is a testament to the flexibility and popularity of the branding and theming systems of cPanel & WHM. With the changes made to cPanel & WHM 11.32 it’s possible for some branding packages to have incompatibilities when upgrading from 11.30 to 11.32.

With the enhancements to the Exim Mal Server Configuration, we have also improved the detection of incompatible exim.conf customizations. During the upgrade if such customizations are detected your current exim.conf will be backed up, the customizations will be disabled, and you will be notified. This occurs to ensure email continues to function during and after the upgrade.

We certainly hope you enjoy cPanel & WHM 11.32 as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

Learn more about 11.32 updates and enhancements:

11.32 Microsite: go.cpanel.net/1132site

Release Notes: go.cpanel.net/1132rn

Change Log: go.cpanel.net/1132changes

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cPanel Releases cPanel & WHM 11.32 to the RELEASE tier

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Houston, TX — cPanel & WHM version 11.32, which released today to the RELEASE tier, offers numerous updates, including enhancements to mail functionality and login screens. It also officially supports DKIM and includes the Logaholic web analytics application. This latest release features 202 bug fixes and case implementations since going to the EDGE tier on February 15, 2012.

Learn more about 11.32 updates and enhancements:

11.32 Microsite: go.cpanel.net/1132site

Release Notes: go.cpanel.net/1132rn

Change Log: go.cpanel.net/1132changes

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cPanel Offers Enhanced Mail Functionality With Release of Version 11.32

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Houston, TX — cPanel & WHM version 11.32, which released today to the edge tier, offers numerous updates, including enhancements to mail functionality and login screens. It also officially supports DKIM and includes the Logaholic web analytics application.

Enhanced Mail Functionality

cPanel has made enhancements to the WHM Mail Queue Manager. Among the changes, it offers users the ability to take action on multiple messages of the user’s choice, and to search the mail queue and take action on the results.

Searching and troubleshooting mail deliveries is simplified with the addition of Mail Delivery Reports, for WHM users, and Email Trace, for cPanel and webmail users.  

Improved Localized Login Page

cPanel & WHM users will also notice an improved localized login page. The cPanel & WHM login screens now feature an updated design and localization options. The login page will default to the language used by your browser when loaded.

cPanel & WHM supports 14 languages for the login interface, and users may choose which locale (language) cPanel or WHM should use.

Now Supported

DKIM has long provided validation for incoming mail. With version 11.32, cPanel & WHM can sign outgoing messages. DKIM is now supported and can be managed by cPanel accounts through the Email Authentication feature in cPanel. Resellers can apply DKIM records to new accounts during account creation.

cPanel & WHM Project Manager Ken Power said “We are proud to get DKIM integrated into the product. This is something the customers asked for and we listened.”

Now Available

Along with various enhancements, the Logaholic web analytics bundle is now officially available to cPanel users with the 11.32 release.

Other Notable Updates Include:

  • Improved Email Rate Limiting
  • New Exim Configuration Editor
  • Improved cPanel::Hooks system
  • MySQL 5.5 Now Supported
  • MyDNS-NG Now Supported
  • Better Management of Files Through the cPanel File Manager Interface
  • IPv6 Support in Apache Distiller
  • Reduced Memory Overhead for cphulk, cpsrvd, and cpdavd when idle

Learn more about 11.32 updates and enhancements:

11.32 Microsite: http://www.cpanel.net/releases/1132/index.html.

Release Notes: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/1132ReleaseNotes

Change Log: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/ChangeLog/CPanelVersion1132

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11.32 Development Version Announcement

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The time is nearing for us to publish our first cPanel & WHM 11.32 development build. As we state in our documentation, development releases publish with odd-numbered major values. Therefore, this development release will be published as version 11.31.
 
I’d like to take this opportunity to mention some of the significant changes.
 
The most noticeable change is we have redesigned our login interface for cPanel, WHM and Webmail. The login UI is completely localized, and available in all the locales we currently provide. When the login form is requested, the system detects which locales the user’s browser is requesting. If we provide a matching locale, the login form displays for that locale. The user also can select a locale directly in the login interface. (The former login interface is still available. To use the older login form, set the Login Theme to ‘cpanel-legacy’ within Tweak Settings.)
 
Version 11.32 brings support for DKIM, and ends support for DomainKeys. Existing DomainKeys zone records are compatible with DKIM. When accounts are created, SPF and DKIM records can also be added. We also added capability to add and remove SPF and DKIM records when modifying an account.
 
A new Email Delivery Reports system is available to cPanel & WHM users. The reporting system obtains its data from the eximstats database. We changed the default data retention length in the eximstats database from 16 days to 90 days. The data retention length is also customizable via the Tweak Settings option entitled The interval, in days, to retain Exim stats in the database. A command line utility is also available, so you can import data from archived exim log files into the eximstats database. There is a minor incompatibility with the Email Delivery Reports and MySQL versions older than 5.0. This will be fixed in a later development release.
 
The email queue management interface in WHM was redesigned.
 
We added support for MyDNS-NG, and MySQL 5.5. When switching to MyDNS-NG, the zone files on disk will be merged into the database. This can take a while on servers with a lot of zones.
 
The domain log analytics application Logaholic is integrated with cPanel & WHM 11.32. It is distributed by default, but not activated. No extra license is needed to use this bundled application.
 
We added a standardized hook system. This feature is similar to how existing function and event hooks work with cPanel & WHM. However, it adds more benefits, such as the capability to provide privilege escalation. It also allows multiple hooks to run for the same event, which is not possible on the existing system without manual intervention. Documentation on this feature is in progress and will be posted at a later date.
 
cPanel & WHM version 11.32 brings over 300 bug fixes and optimizations. There are also a number of minor changes and tweaks throughout the system.
 

Upgrading to version 11.32

 
 As a reminder, per our Operating System End of Life Policy, FreeBSD systems and legacy Linux systems will not be able to upgrade to cPanel & WHM 11.32. This includes the 11.31 development builds. 
 
In addition, systems using mbox, or that have Exim updates disabled, will not be able to upgrade to 11.32.
 

Downgrading from 11.32 to earlier versions

 
Once a system has upgraded to 11.32, the following changes will block downgrading to 11.30:
  • Upgrading to MySQL 5.5
  • Enabling MyDNS-NG

In version 11.32, we have added complete support for downgrading to earlier cPanel & WHM versions. It is no longer necessary to run a script, such as /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/downgrade_cpanel, to downgrade from 11.32 to 11.30. Merely changing your tier in WHM’s Update Preferences and running /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp will suffice.

Known Issues

Fixes for the following issues will be included in later development releases.

  • Case 53143: Logaholic stores the domain statistics in a MySQL database. We are currently working on support for remote MySQL database servers.
  • Case 53297: It is not possible to localize one of the new Email Delivery Reports.
  • Case 52930: There are some styling issues with the email management queue.
  • Case 52926: There are some styling issues with the cPanel UI for Email Delivery Reports.
  • Case 53442: The Total Stats displayed in Email Delivery Reports is confusing.
 

Further Information

Our Long Term Support Policy: About cPanel & WHM Long-Term Support
Our policy on versioning cPanel & WHM: cPanel & WHM Versions and the Release Process

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