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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

(Home >> Software and Services)

The following documents describe cPanel's Software and Services features.

  • CGI Center — Common Gateway Interface (CGI) allows a web server to run pieces of software called scripts. The CGI Center interface provides CGI scripts that you can use to set up a guestbook, clock, hit counter, countdown clock, and banner ads.
  • Site Software — The Site Software interface allows you to add useful software to your website. Your web host controls which software is available.
  • Perl Modules— The Perl Modules interface allows you to add and manage Perl modules.
  • PHP PEAR Packages — The PHP PEAR and Packages interface allows you to add and manage PHP packages.
  • PHP Configuration — The PHP Configuration interface allows you to view specific information about your server's PHP configuration.
  • Optimize Website — The Optimize Website interface automatically compresses content on your website when visitors request that content.


    Your system administrator must enable Apache's mod_deflate module for the Optimize Website interface to appear in the cPanel interface.

  • Ruby on Rails — The Ruby on Rails® interface allows you to create and deploy a Ruby on Rails application.


    You must install Ruby on Rails on your server for the Ruby on Rails interface to appear in the cPanel interface

  • RubyGems — The RubyGems interface allows you to find, install, or distribute Ruby programs and libraries that are in the self-contained "gem" format.