Logging into your Control Panel (Enkompass)

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Easily learn how to perform specific tasks in the hostedWithGeeks Control Panel powered by Enkompass. Enkompass is a popular Windows-based hosting control panel, made by cPanel.

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Enkompass Provides Major New Features in Version 3.0

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Improvements were made to the Sever Administrator Interface, Website Owner Interface and to the product as a whole.

Some Improvements to Sever Administrator Interface (SAI) include:

  • Resellers can create IIS shared application pools with the new Application Pool Manager
  • A Language Editor is available to Admin

Improvements to WebSite Owner (WSO) interface include:

  • There is a new page for managing IIS Virtual Directories and Virtual Applications
  • AWStats is upgraded with the modules to generate monthly reports
  • Support for WebDav is incorporated into the sub domains page
    Sub domains can serve either WebDav or HTTP
  • The Web Site Owner can now schedule tasks to run on their assigned web server
  • The WebSite Manager is added
    Users can set their connection time out, maximum connections and maximum outgoing bandwidth

Improvements to Enkompass include:

  • We have included two example PowerShell scripts in Program Files\cPanel\Enkompass\Util
  • Also in the Util folder is ArchiveImporterInstaller.msi which will install a beta version of the Archive Importer
    This software will scan a folder containing Plesk 8.6 backups and import them into Enkompass with the exception of email
    The installer will work on a Windows 7 ®or Windows Server 2008® computer that is joined to the Enkompass domain

We strongly recommend that all server admins update Enkompass to at least version 2.4 immediately. To get the latest features upgrade to Enkompass 3.0.0.

To update Enkompass:

  1. Log into SAI as the Admin user.
  2. Click the Update link in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Install to update Enkompass to the latest version.
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For more information regarding updates, please visit the Enkompass Change Log.

cPanel Inc.

Enkompass enhances reliability of updates with its latest release

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In an effort to streamline the Enkompass update process, the Enkompass development team has removed thousands of lines of upgrade code that is no longer needed. This removal will prevent technical problems when administrators upgrade Enkompass to newer versions.

As a result of these improvements, new versions of Enkompass will not support upgrading to the CURRENT tier from versions older than 2.2.0.15.

We strongly recommend that all server admins update Enkompass to at least version 2.2.0.15 —preferably version 2.4.0.43 — by January 20, 2012.

To update Enkompass:

  1. Log into SAI as the Admin user.
  2. Click the Update link in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Install to update Enkompass to the latest version

For more information regarding updates, please visit the Enkompass Change Log.

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cPanel Inc.

cPanel to Offer Enkompass For Free

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After much consideration, cPanel has decided to offer Enkompass free of charge beginning October 12, 2011. cPanel Vice President of Product Development Ben Thomas made an announcement today during cPanel Conference about the plans for the future of Enkompass.

 
Thomas told the audience that although Enkompass is considered a stable, mature, and feature-packed product that is capable of enterprise- and production-level hosting, sales and distribution have not met expectations.
 
“All options for moving this product mainstream were considered, but ultimately the decision was made to move Enkompass to a no-cost control panel,” Thomas said.
 
With major concepts such as unlimited reselling, robust APIs, familiar interfaces, and multi-server technology, Enkompass was, and is, the most powerful Windows shared hosting product on the market. Coupled with familiar automation processed and Microsoft technologies, Enkompass has the ability to become the next de facto Windows control panel for web hosting providers.
 
Following a final release in Q4 of 2011, major feature development will slow, but our teams will continue to fix bugs and hot patches.
 
cPanel, Inc, remains healthy, strong, and focused on delivering mainstream hosting automation solutions. As part of the efforts in making Enkompass free of charge, cPanel will free internal resources, teams, and increase development hours on this product and other projects.

cPanel Inc.

Enkompass 2.2.0.3 Release Introduces New Billing Module

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A new billing module created by WHMCS is now available with the release of Enkompass 2.2 Edge. The new plugin will provide users with full-scale Enkompass billing capabilities.

WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing, and support system for web hosting that can now able to manage Enkompass clusters.

cPanel UI Manager Thomas Green said that with the release of Enkompass 2.2 (and 2.0), companies, like WHMCS, will easily be able to bring their powerful billing and account management systems into Enkompass deployments.

Enkompass 2.2 provides users with a first glimpse at the new API, which has a very similar user interface and functionality to cPanel & WHM with the added feature of being self documenting.

Green also said the Enkompass XML API and API HOOKS offer a truly robust platform for developers.

“With the new Enkompass API, third-party developers are able to participate in the development of a rich hosting platform for Windows,” he said. “Our development team is now looking forward to the next major integration feature: Enkompass Plugins.”

Ongoing feedback and features requests can be submitted via cPanel’s online community. http://forums.cpanel.net

And of course our technical support team is readily available to answer your questions or address issues with this release. http://support.cpanel.net

Enkompass 2.2 Change Log: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/ChangeLog/EnkompassChangeLog

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Enkompass 2.0 Released!

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cPanel, Inc is happy to announce the release of Enkompass 2.0.  This latest release represents a significant evolution of the Enkompass product including:

  • Emulation of cPanel & WHM’s XML-API, an industry standard for billing automation
  • Support for Classic ASP as well as more ASP configuration options
  • Re-designed bandwidth monitoring system, allowing more flexibility
  • Re-written backup system, lowering resource usage and providing additional restoration control
  • Several significant user interface refinements beginning the moment you login
  • Many performance and resource usage enhancements

Enkompass now supports Classic ASP, ASP.NET, ASP.NET 2.0/3.5 and ASP.NET 4.0.  This can be configured on a per-account basis by a server administrator or reseller.  Additionally, by granting the “Configure ASP.NET Framework” role to web site owners, they can configure their account via the Web Site Owner interface.  Also available is the option to switch between Classic and Integrated Pipeline Mode.

Use of ASP is now optional, and accounts will not have ASP capabilities enabled by default anymore.  Disabling ASP can save up to 20 megabytes of memory per account.  As a result of this change, we have modified the default docs to be as follows (in order): index.php, Default.htm, Default.asp, index.htm, index.html, iisstart.htm, default.aspx, index.aspx, index.asp, and default.html. Please note that there are rare scenarios where this can adversely influence which file is used for a Web Site Owner’s homepage.

Enkompass 2.0 also introduces new measures to thwart malicious activity.  Among them are two Tweak Settings: Commonly Spoofed Domain Protection and External Domain Protection. Commonly Spoofed Domain Protection prevents the use of commonly spoofed domains like cPanel.net and Google.com.  External Domain Protection stops someone from registering an account on your Enkompass deployment using domains already managed by your local DNS.

Knowing when to update Enkompass is now easier.  After upgrading to Enkompass 2.0, the system administrator will now receive an email whenever an update for Enkompass is available.  To further ease the updating process, an icon will appear on the home screen in System Administration Interface when an update is available.

For more detailed information about Enkompass 2.0, please refer to the Enkompass change log available at http://go.cPanel.net/changelog

You may notice that the XML-API emulation is labeled as beta in the change log. This initial release of the XML-API within Enkompass provides the core functionality requested by our users. We anticipate requests for enhanced functionality in the near future. We hope the beta label will entice our users to actively submit requests for new functionality. We encourage you to make use of this remote API as soon as possible and get involved in its evolution.

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