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Overview

To improve our ability to support our customers and provide the best possible experience, we sometimes remove features from cPanel & WHM. When possible, we attempt to provide advance notice of any deprecations or removals. Check this document often for updates.

We use the following terminology to describe features that we plan to remove from cPanel & WHM:

  • Deprecated — We no longer recommend the feature and, in most cases, plan to remove it from cPanel & WHM soon.
    • Because we ceased active development on the feature, we are unlikely to provide future bug fixes. 
    • Update any customizations on your server that use or depend on the feature as soon as possible.
  • Removed — We have removed the feature from the cPanel & WHM codebase. 
    • We will not fix bugs.
    • In most cases, you cannot use the feature.
    • Any customizations on your server that continue to use or depend on the feature will experience problems.

Planned deprecations and removals

We currently plan to deprecate or remove the following features in future cPanel & WHM versions:

FeatureRecommended actionDeprecationRemoval
MyDNS and NSD nameservers.Select BIND or PowerDNS in WHM's Nameserver Selection interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Nameserver Selection).cPanel & WHM version 78cPanel & WHM version 88
cPanel & WHM's Mongrel Ruby code baseUse cPanel's Application Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Application Manager) to manage Phusion Passenger™ Ruby applications.cPanel & WHM version 64TBD
Legacy Backups

Use WHM's Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Backup Configuration).

Note:

New installations of cPanel & WHM version 64 and newer do not include the Legacy Backups system.

cPanel & WHM version 64cPanel & WHM version 80
SquirrelMail

Use Horde or Roundcube for Webmail. For more information, read our Which Webmail Application Should I Choose documentation.

Note:

By default, new installations of cPanel & WHM version 76 and later do not include SquirrelMail.

cPanel & WHM version 76cPanel & WHM version 78
EasyApache 3Use EasyApache 4.cPanel & WHM version 76cPanel & WHM version 78

Deprecated and removed features

We have completed the deprecation or removal of the following features in recent cPanel & WHM versions:

FeatureRecommended actionDeprecationRemoval
XML output in APIsUse the JSON output format to call WHM API and cPanel API functions.cPanel & WHM version 68cPanel & WHM version 74
The cPanel-provided hardened-kernel update for the Linux® kernelUse the KernelCare "Extra" Patchset from CloudLinux™.cPanel & WHM version 68cPanel & WHM version 72
TLS version 1.0Use TLS version 1.2 to connect to cPanel & WHM via SSL/TLS.cPanel & WHM version 68cPanel & WHM version 72
cPAddon Moderation

Do not use the Moderation section of WHM's Manage cPAddons Site Software interface (WHM >> Home >> cPanel >> Manage cPAddons Site Software).

Note:

Any cPAddons that currently use this feature will continue to function. However, if you disabled moderation, you cannot reactivate it. 

cPanel & WHM version 66N/A
WHM's Remote Access Hash interface

Use WHM's Manage API Tokens interface (WHM >> Home >> Development >> Manage API Tokens).

Note:

This interface and its use will not change on existing servers. On new installations of cPanel & WHM version 72 and later, we disable the Allow deprecated WHM accesshash authentication setting in the Security section of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings), in order to prevent new use.

cPanel & WHM version 64N/A
cPAddons - WordPress (Legacy)

Use cPAddons' RPM-based WordPress® installation package. Servers that run cPanel & WHM version 64 or newer automatically install this package.

Notes:


cPanel & WHM version 64cPanel & WHM version 70
cPanel's Simple Zone Editor interfaceUse cPanel's Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor ).cPanel & WHM version 62cPanel & WHM version 70
cPanel's Advanced Zone Editor interfaceUse cPanel's Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor ).   cPanel & WHM version 62cPanel & WHM version 70
Internal Perl 5.24Update all third-party applications to ensure that they are compatible with Perl 5.26 and later.N/AcPanel & WHM version 70
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)Use any other available contact method.N/AcPanel & WHM version 70
MySQL® 5.1 and earlierUpdate your servers to use MySQL 5.5 or greater or MariaDB®.cPanel & WHM version 60

cPanel & WHM version 62

cPanel's CGI Center interfaceRemove any CGI applications from your active cPanel accounts.cPanel & WHM version 60cPanel & WHM version 64
Earlier versions of ImageMagick
  • Update scripts that use ImageMagick to use GD.
  • Update scripts that use ImageMagick to use the version of ImageMagick that ships with your operating system.
cPanel & WHM version 58cPanel & WHM version 62
Internal Perl 5.18Update all third-party applications to ensure their compatibility with Perl 5.22 and later.cPanel & WHM version 56cPanel & WHM version 58
cPanel's x3 theme

Update all of your servers' cPanel accounts to use the new default cPanel theme.

Warning:

If you customize the cPanel interface, or if you develop custom cPanel plugins, update them to use the new theme. For more information, read our Guide to cPanel Plugins documentation.

cPanel & WHM version 11.52cPanel & WHM version 60
CentOS 5, CloudLinux™ 5, and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5Upgrade your servers to a newer version of your operating system.cPanel & WHM version 56cPanel & WHM version 58
32-bit architectures for all supported operating systems.Upgrade your servers to use a 64-bit architecture.cPanel & WHM version 56cPanel & WHM version 58
bandminDo not use the bandmin application.N/AcPanel & WHM version 58
Ability to customize cPanel & WHM portsUse the default secure ports for WHM (2087) and cPanel (2083).N/AcPanel & WHM version 58
Earlier versions of suEXEC modulesUpdate your servers to use EasyApache 4.N/AcPanel & WHM version 58
stunnelBecause cPanel & WHM includes NativeSSL support, no action is necessary.cPanel & WHM version 11.32cPanel & WHM version 58
The LANG localization systemUpdate custom translations of the cPanel or WHM interfaces and custom plugins to use the locale.maketext system.cPanel & WHM version 11.26N/A

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