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New features

Kernel Care options replace hardened kernel

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we now offer the following options via WHM's Security Advisor interface (WHM >> Home >> Security >> Security Advisor):

  • KernelCare — This for-purchase option allows you to also manually install the KernelCare "Extra" Patchset, which includes KernelCare Symlink Protection.

  • KernelCare's Free Patch Set — This free option includes KernelCare Free Symlink Protection.

Both options install the Kernel Care Client, which automatically manages Kernel Care software updates.

If you install the Free Patch Set and then later purchase and install a KernelCare license, you must manually install the "Extra" Patchset if you wish to maintain symlink protection.

For more information, read our Symlink Race Condition Protection documentation and the KernelCare documentation.

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  • We only offer these options for systems that run CentOS 6 and CentOS 7. We do not provide them for LXC, Amazon® Linux, or Virtozzo installations.
  • If you install either of these options, we strongly recommend that you disable the Bluehost symlink race condition patch option in WHM's Apache Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Apache Configuration).

Apache SpamAssassin™ enabled by default on new accounts

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the Apache SpamAssassin™ option to the following interfaces:

  • The Settings section of WHM's Create a New Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Create a New Account). 
  • The Modify an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account).

This setting allows you to disable or enable Spam Filters on cPanel accounts. 

By default, the system enables Apache SpamAssassin for new cPanel accounts.

Help links in cPanel user interface

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added a help link to each interface that allows you to access that interface's documentation. To access the interface's documentation, click the question mark ( )  that appears under the  User Manager icon ( )  in the sidebar.

You can control whether these links appear for your users with the Display links to cPanel documentation setting in the Support section of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).

Email account spam threshold

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the ability to customize the spam threshold for an individual email account. A lower threshold blocks more emails. You can access the Apache SpamAssassin™ option from the menu in cPanel's Webmail interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Email Accounts).

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This option only appears if at least one of the following conditions is true:

  • You enable Apache SpamAssassin™ in cPanel's Spam Filters interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Apache SpamAssassin).
  • Your system administrator enables the Apache SpamAssassin™: Forced Global ON option in WHM's Configuration Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager).

Apache graceful restarts

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the Minimum time between Apache graceful restarts. option to the System tab of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings). This setting allows you specify the number of seconds Apache will delay before it initiates a restart.

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This only applies to deferrable-graceful restarts.

Reindex IMAP Full-Text Search (FTS)

In cPanel & WHM version 64, we introduced IMAP Full-Text Search (FTS) Indexing (powered by Apache Solr™), which provides fast search capabilities for Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) mailboxes. In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the Search Index option to manually reindex FTS to the menu of cPanel's Webmail interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Email Accounts). If messages do not appear in a search on your email client, a reindex should fix the problem.

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To enable this feature, your system administrator must install the IMAP Full-Text Search Indexing (powered by Solr) plugin in WHM's Manage Plugins interface (WHM >> Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins).

Suspend and hold outgoing email

In cPanel & WHM version 70, you can now allow, suspend, or queue outgoing mail for an email account in cPanel's Email Accounts interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Email Accounts). This grants administrators the capacity to limit a user's ability to send outgoing mail, but still allow users to read or receive mail.

Global options to disable AutoSSL notifications

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added options to disable AutoSSL notifications for cPanel users. You can disable the following AutoSSL notifications in WHM's Manage AutoSSL interface (WHM >> Home >> SSL/TLS >> Manage AutoSSL):

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  • If you deselect any of the following options, the system will also remove the corresponding option from cPanel's Contact Information interface (Home >> cPanel >> Preferences >> Contact Information).
  • If you deselect any of the following options, the system sets the corresponding option to disabled in WHM's Contact Manager interface (Home >> WHM >> Server Contacts >> Contact Manager).
  • The system will not send notifications to cPanel users for options that you disable.
  • These options override the user's current settings.
  • Notify when AutoSSL cannot request a certificate because all domains on the website have failed DCV. — AutoSSL cannot request a new certificate if all of the domains on a website fail domain control validation (DCV). 
  • Notify when AutoSSL defers certificate renewal because a domain on the current certificate has failed DCV. — AutoSSL will not attempt to renew a certificate if a currently-secured domain fails DCV. All currently-secured domains must pass DCV for AutoSSL to attempt to renew a certificate during normal circumstances. However, If the certificate will expire in three days or fewer, AutoSSL will drop coverage for the domains that fail and force a renewal.
  • Notify when AutoSSL will not secure new domains because a domain on the current certificate has failed DCV . — AutoSSL will not attempt to secure new domains if a currently-secured domain fails DCV. All of the currently-secured domains and at least one of the unsecured domains must pass DCV for AutoSSL to attempt to issue a new certificate. However, If the certificate will expire in three days or fewer, AutoSSL will drop coverage for the domains that fail and force a reissue.

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    If the certificate expires in three days or fewer, the system does not send this notification.


  • Notify when AutoSSL has renewed a certificate successfully. — When AutoSSL renews a certificate, the system will send a notification.
  • Notify when AutoSSL has renewed a certificate and the new certificate lacks one or more of the website’s domains. — AutoSSL renews a certificate even if the new certificate does not contain any of the domains from the previous certificate.
  • Notify when AutoSSL has renewed a certificate and the new certificate lacks at least one domain that the previous certificate secured. — AutoSSL renews certificates even if the new certificate does not contain any domains from the previous certificate.

MySQL® 5.7 support

In cPanel & WHM version 70 we added support for MySQL 5.7. New installations of cPanel & WHM version 70 and later now use MySQL 5.7 by default. However, we recommend that you upgrade to MariaDB 10.2. You can upgrade to MariaDB in WHM's MySQL or MariaDB Upgrade interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade). You can also use this interface to upgrade your version of MySQL.

Task queue monitor

In cPanel & WHM version 70, server administrators can now monitor system tasks in real time. To view these results, navigate to WHM's Task Queue Monitor  interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Status >> Task Queue Monitor).

Customize Statistics Bar in cPanel

In cPanel & WHM version 70, third-party developers can now customize the cPanel statistics bar. For more information, read our How to Create a Pluggable Statistics Module documentation.

Perl 5.26

cPanel & WHM version 70 ships with with binaries that we compile against Perl version 5.26. This Perl version resides in the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/perl directory. Make certain that you test your plugins and custom code against this version to ensure that they continue to work correctly.

Global Configuration

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the following directives to WHM's Global Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Apache Configuration):

  • LogFormat (combined) — The Apache log file's format.
  • LogFormat (common) — The Apache log file's format.

HTTPD deferred reload time

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the HTTPD deferred reload time option to the System tab of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings). This setting allows you to specify the number of seconds that the system waits before it restarts the web server. The system silently discards additional restart requests in this time period.

Process restart exclusion file

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the ability for system administrators to exclude processes from the find_outdated_services check. For more information about this feature, read our Process Restart Exclusion documentation.

Max Quota per Email Address

We added the ability to set an upper limit on email accounts for users or packages. This allows administrators to define a quota for cPanel users with the Email Accounts interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Email Accounts) or User Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Preferences >> User Manager).

WHM users can define a quota for users with the Create a New Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Create a New Account) or modify accounts with the Modify an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account) with the Max Quota per Email Address (MB) option. WHM users can create or edit a package's email account quota restrictions with the features in the Packages interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages).

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The Max Quota per Email Address (MB) value applies to each email address, not each cPanel account.

Reseller ACL quotas

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added default limits to the following settings for new packages:

  • Max Email Quota — 1024 MB
  • Disk Quota — 10240 MB
  • Monthly Bandwidth — 1048576 MB

These default amounts apply to resellers that do not possess unlimited Access Control List (ACL) privileges. Hosting providers can update the default values with the following settings in the Packages section of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings):

  • Default maximum email quota for new packages
  • Default disk usage quota for new packages
  • Default bandwidth limit for new packages

Resellers with package ACL privileges can manually set quota limits greater than or less than the default in WHM's Add a Package and Edit a Package interfaces (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Add a Package).

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The Max Email Quota value applies to each email address, not each cPanel account.

Limit visible PHP versions in EasyApache 4

We added the ability to limit the visible PHP versions for cPanel users on systems that run EasyApache 4. You manage this functionality in the Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager). Unless you limit access to a PHP version, the system displays any installed PHP version for all users by default.

The cPanel MultiPHP Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> MultiPHP Manager) limits user access to PHP versions based on the user's feature list. System administrators can override a user's feature list limits and assign a user to a PHP version in WHM's MultiPHP Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Software>> MultiPHP Manager).

For more information, read our How to Limit a User's Available PHP Versions in the MultiPHP Manager documentation.

Duplicate installed PHP extensions for new versions of PHP in EasyApache 4

We added a feature that duplicates previously-installed PHP extensions for newly installed versions of PHP when you customize a profile in the EasyApache 4 interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4). This simplifies the administrative load when adding PHP versions. Users can choose to install all found extensions, only selected extensions, or just the PHP version.

The backups_clean_metadata_for_missing_backups script

The backups_clean_metadata_for_missing_backups script removes the metadata for backup files that a user manually removed from the system. Use this script when you want to remove metadata from the system outside of the daily Backup System run. For more information, read the The backups_clean_metadata_for_missing_backups Script documentation.

Updated features

Email accounts interface

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we updated cPanel's Email Accounts interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Email Accounts).

  • The interface now displays functions such as Access Webmail and Manage Suspension more prominently.
  • This interface now contains a tabbed layout to separate main topics into their respective groups.
  • We improved load-times and stability.

New --vacuum argument for the backups_create_metadata script

We added the new argument --vacuum to the backups_create_metadata script in cPanel & WHM version 70. The --vacuum argument defragments the metadata SQLite databases and frees unused space. Use this argument to free space if your metadata SQLite databases hold a large amount of data. For more information, read the The backups_create_metadata Script documentation.

Metadata for backups version 3.1

The Backup system now stores backup metadata in SQL tables. The system stores that metadata as entries in a username.db database (where username is the cPanel account's username). Then, the system saves the database to the .meta directory under your configured backup directory. The Backup system creates metadata whenever it performs a backup.

Metadata allows system administrators to perform file-level restorations through WHM's File Restoration interface (Home >> WHM >> Backups >> File Restoration). If the permissions enable them to do so, cPanel account users can perform file-level restorations for their account from cPanel's File Restoration interface (Home >> cPanel >> Files >> File Restoration).

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WHM's File Restoration interface (Home >> WHM >> Backups >> File Restoration) will list new cPanel account users when all of the following conditions apply:

  • After the system runs a backup.
  • You enabled backups for that user.
  • You enabled metadata creation.

We introduced metadata for Backups version 1.0 in cPanel & WHM version 66. Version 1.0 stores metadata as a CSV format file. If your system contains metadata files, when cPanel & WHM upgrades to version 70, the upcp script (/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp) executes a background task. This task converts the version 1.0 metadata files to version 3.1. Because this task runs in the background, it does not affect the upcp script's functionality.

For more information about metadata for Backups, read the Metadata for Backups version 3.1 section of the The backups_create_metadata Script documentation.

Manage metadata for backups creation

In cPanel & WHM version 70, system administrators can manage whether to create metadata for backups. There are several settings in the backup configuration file that disable metadata creation. You can find these settings in the How to Manage Metadata Settings documentation.

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When you disable metadata creation, the system disables the File Restoration interfaces. WHM's File Restoration interface (Home >> WHM >> Backups >> File Restoration) will indicate whether it is disabled. cPanel will hide the File Restoration interface (Home >> cPanel >> Files >> File Restoration) from the Files section of the Home interface.

You can disable metadata creation through WHM's Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Backup Configuration). You can also disable metadata creation manually through the WHM API 1 backup_config_set function. 

For more information about which conditions enable and disable metadata creation in cPanel & WHM, read the How to Manage Metadata Settings documentation.

New backup_list_user_files script argument and output

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we updated the output of the backup_list_user_files script to show only one type of output string, regardless of the backup file type. We also added the --user=username argument and removed the --skipcompressed argument. 

For more information, read The backups_list_user_files Script document.

cPHulk whitelist or blacklist countries

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added the ability for users to whitelist or blacklist entire countries. To perform this action, navigate to the Countries Management tab of WHM's cPHulk Brute Force Protection interface (WHM >> Home  >> Security Center >> cPHulk Brute Force Protection).

Resync expired licenses

In cPanel & WHM version 70, the system attempts to resync an expired cPanel & WHM license when you log in to your account. If you successfully log in to your account, the system will resync the expired license with the cPanel license server.

You must resolve any license issues with cPanel, Inc. before the system can successfully resync your license.

Nameserver inheritance and modification

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we modified how users populate the Nameserver section in WHM's Basic Webhost Manager Setup interface (WHM >> Home  >> Server Configuration >> Basic WebHost Manager® Setup) and Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges  interface (WHM >> Home >> Resellers >> Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges).

  • By default, resellers inherit the nameservers from the root user.
  • Resellers can select Explicitly Set Nameservers to override this functionality.

The Restrict document roots to public_html option

In cPanel & WHM version 70 and later, the server disregards the Restrict document roots to public_html Tweak Setting option during server transfers. The transfer tool retains any pre-transfer public_html/ directory structures, even those that place addon and subdomains document roots outside of the primary website's document root. However, after the transfer, addon and subdomains that the restored user creates will adhere to this setting. For more information, read our Tweak Settings  and Transfer Tool documentation.

The perform_sqlite_auto_rebuild_db_maintenance script

The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/perform_sqlite_auto_rebuild_db_maintenance script will now refuse to run if a manual invocation of the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp script is in progress. Additionaly, the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/maintenance script will only run the  /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/perform_sqlite_auto_rebuild_db_maintenance  script once per week, either on Saturday or Sunday (local time).

Rearrange an account quota

In cPanel & WHM version 70, accounts that exceed their quota will successfully transfer in WHM's Rearrange an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Rearrange an Account).

WHM header and footer as string output

PHP developers can now choose to display WHM's header and footer directly or store them as strings. For more information, read our Guide to WHM Plugins - Interfaces documentation or our Create a WHM Plugin tutorial.

Site Publisher template directories

In cPanel & WHM version 56 through 68, cPanel-provided Site Publisher templates existed in the /usr/local/cpanel/etc/site_publisher/ directory. In cPanel & WHM version 70, we have moved these templates to the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/site_publisher/ directory and updated them as RPM packages.

Newly-created subdomains use parent domain's TTL setting

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we changed the behavior of subdomain creation. Previously, the system would assign a TTL (Time To Live) value of 14400 to the subdomain's DNS record. Now, the system assigns the parent domain's TTL value to the TTL value of the subdomain's DNS record.

Allow root logins to FTP option defaults to No in new installations

In new installations of cPanel & WHM version 70, the From the Allow Logins with Root Password option in WHM's FTP Server Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> FTP Server Configuration) now defaults to No.

autossl_check.pl refactor

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we changed AutoSSL's logging format to use a bullet point notation style for improved readability.

We updated the AutoSSL provider module to allow provider modules to integrate external domain control validation (DCV) into AutoSSL's internal logic. This prevents false certificate requests if cPanel's local DCV succeeds but a provider's DCV fails. The cPanel Let's Encrypt plugin utilizes this new functionality.

For more information, read our Guide to Third-Party AutoSSL Provider Modules documentation.

Site software interface updates

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added a tabbed layout to cPanel's Site Software interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Site Software). Users who navigate to this interface will notice a more streamlined experience.

Proxy Subdomain A records

In cPanel & WHM version 70, when you enable the Overwrite custom A records used for proxy subdomains tweak setting the system will disable the Proxy subdomain override tweak setting in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).

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We strongly recommend that you do not enable both the overwritecustomproxysubdomain and proxysubdomainsoverride keys, as cPanel & WHM does not support this configuration.

The Spam Filters interface (formerly Apache SpamAssassin™)

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we updated and renamed cPanel's Apache SpamAssassin interface to the Spam Filters interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Spam Filters).

  • This interface now displays toggles to enable and disable Apache SpamAssassin, Spam Box, and Auto-Delete functionality.
  • We streamlined the controls to make them easier to use.
  • We created an Additional Configurations menu for advanced user options.

Renamed Feature Manager features

As of cPanel & WHM version 70, we renamed the following features in WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Features >> Feature Manager):

Previous feature nameNew feature name
Simple Zone EditorZone Editor (A, CNAME)
Advanced Zone EditorZone Editor (AAAA, CAA, SRV, TXT)

Re-added Feature Manager feature

We re-added the Contact Information feature to WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Features >> Feature Manager) in cPanel & WHM version 70. This feature allows hosting providers to control whether their users can access cPanel's Contact Information interface (cPanel >> Home >> Preferences >> Contact Information). 

Error message for cPanel API 2 function about missing Feature Manager features

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we updated the cPanel API 2 ZoneEdit::add_zone_record function to return an error message if the following conditions exist:

  • Your hosting provider did not enable the Zone Editor (A, CNAME) feature in WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager).
  • Your hosting provider did not enable the Zone Editor (AAAA, CAA, SRV, TXT) feature in WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager).

The function returns this error message in the statusmsg return.

Enable Zone Editor (AAAA, CAA, SRV, TXT) to add AAAA and SRV records via API functions

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we changed the permissions that the system requires if you wish to configure AAAA and SRV DNS record types via the following functions:

To configure these record types, your hosting provider must enable the Zone Editor (AAAA, CAA, SRV, TXT) feature in WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Features >> Feature Manager).

The max_emailacct_quota argument

We added the max_emailacct_quota argument to the /usr/loca/cpanel/scripts/wwwacct script. For more information, read our Guide to Standardized Hooks - Script Hooks documentation.

EasyApache 4 interface

We added a spinner to the Loading Profiles screen of the EasyApache 4 interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4). 

We made some cosmetic improvements to the EasyApache 4 interface to enhance the overall usability and appearance.

Hide the EasyApache 3 interface on EasyApache 4 systems

We now hide the EasyApache 3 interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 3) on systems that run EasyApache 4. 

EasyApache 4 profile download formatting

When you download a profile from the EasyApache 4 interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4), the system now formats the file in JSON pretty print format. 

Create a New Account interface

We added a Go to cPanel button to the Create a New Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Create a New Account) after you create a new cPanel account. If you click this button, the system will log you in to the user's cPanel account with the root or reseller password. 

ModSecurity Configuration

We reordered the options for the Audit Log Level setting in the ModSecurity Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Security Center >> ModSecurity™ Configuration) to better reflect the recommended choices.

Edit user packages from the List Accounts interface

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we updated the List Accounts interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Information >> List Accounts). Users can now click an account's assigned package in the Package column to access the Edit a Package interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Edit a Package).

Manage users' features from the Edit a Package interface

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we updated the Feature List setting in the Edit a Package interface (WHM >> Home >> Package >> Edit a Package). Users can click View to access the Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager), which allows you to enable or disable features for the currently-selected package.

Edit Reseller Nameserver and Privileges interface and retroactive ACL

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we added an Initial Privileges section to WHM's Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges interface (WHM >> Home >> Resellers >> Edit Reseller Nameserver and Privileges). These privileges were previously available via API only. Administrators can retroactively apply these privileges to a reseller account, even if that privilege did not exist when the administrator created the reseller.

Certificate expiration notifications end after seven days

By default, when an SSL certificate expires we send a daily notification about the expiration to the administrator and the user. In cPanel & WHM version 70, we cease these notifications seven days after the certificate's expiration date.

Transfers and suspensions

In cPanel & WHM version 70, suspended accounts will remain suspended after a server transfer. Previously, a server transfer would unsuspend all accounts upon completion.

Spam Filters threshold scores accept decimal values

In cPanel & WHM version 70, users can enter decimal numbers in the Adjust Spam Threshold Score and Auto-Delete sections of cPanel's Spam Filters interface (Home >> cPanel >> Email >> Spam Filters). Previously, these sections of the interface would only accept integer values. Select Custom from the Spam Threshold Score (required_score) menu to enter a custom score.

Deprecated and removed items

Symlink protection options deprecated

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we removed the GRSec kernel patch and support for cPanel, Inc.'s hardened kernel. We strongly recommend that you remove the hardened kernel and consider KernelCare's symlink protection options.

For information about how to replace the hardened kernel with a standard kernel, read our How to Manually Remove the cPanel-Provided Hardened Kernel documentation.

Removed AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we removed AIM. AOL discontinued this product on December 15, 2017. Any customizations on your server that continue to use or depend on this feature will experience problems.

The /var/cpanel/databases/users.db cache file

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we no longer use or update the /var/cpanel/databases/users.db cache file.

The Configuration File Rollback interface

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we removed the legacy Revision Control System (RCS) record configuration file rollbacks and WHM's Configuration File Rollback interface (WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Configuration File Rollback).

Removed support for cPanel & WHM dnsadmin servers older than 11.25

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we removed support for dnsadmin servers on a version that is older than cPanel & WHM version 11.25. The dnsadmin system manages local DNS zones and communicates with remote systems (nodes) in your DNS cluster.

Deprecated /etc/ssldomains file

In cPanel & WHM version 70, we no longer create or update the /etc/ssldomains file.

Removed Simple and Advanced Zone Editor interfaces

As of cPanel & WHM version 70, we removed the following cPanel interfaces:

  • cPanel's Simple Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Simple Zone Editor).
  • cPanel's Advanced Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Advanced Zone Editor).

We also removed the features that correspond to these interfaces from WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Features >> Feature Manager):

  • Advanced Zone Editor
  • Simple Zone Editor

We previously deprecated these interfaces in cPanel & WHM version 62. To edit your DNS zone files, use cPanel's Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor).

Appendix A: Third-party applications

cPanel-provided

cPanel & WHM version 70 includes the following third-party applications:

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cPanel & WHM version 70 includes the following Perl modules:

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cPanel & WHM uses the following operating system-provided third-party applications:

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Appendix B: New and modified API functions

New UAPI functions

New WHM API 1 functions

Modified UAPI functions

  • Email::add_spam_filter — In cPanel & WHM version 70 and later, you cannot enter 0 as a value for the required_score parameter. In previous versions, the function would convert 0 to the default value. We also added the account parameter.
  • Email::disable_spam_autodelete — We added the account parameter.
  • Email::get_spam_settings — We added the account parameter.
  • Email::list_pops_with_disk — Previously this function would not accept scientific notations for the diskusedpercent_float return value. In cPanel & WHM version 70 and later, this function now accepts these values.
  • Email::suspend_login — Previously this function would suspend a user's ability to log in to, send mail from, and read their mail account. In cPanel & WHM version 70 and later, this function only suspends a user's ability to log in to their email account.
  • Email::unsuspend_login — Previously this function would unsuspend a user's ability to log in to, send mail from, and read their mail account. In cPanel & WHM version 70 and later, this function only unsuspends a user's ability to log in to their email account.
  • Email::add_pop — The quota parameter value cannot exceed the defined maximum email quota, and the unlimited value is only available to users without a defined quota. This value now defaults to the defined system value.
  • Email::add_spam_filter — We added the account parameter.
  • Email::disable_spam_autodelete — We added the account parameter and three new returns.
  • Email::edit_pop_quota — The quota parameter value cannot exceed the defined maximum email quota, and the unlimited value is only available to users without a defined quota. This value now defaults to the defined system value.
  • Email::get_default_email_quota — The data return's values are either the system's default quota or the assigned account's quota, if this value is less than the system's default quota value.
  • Email::get_default_email_quota_mib — The data return's values are either the system's default quota or the assigned account's quota, if this value is less than the system's default quota value.
  • Email::get_max_email_quota — The data return's values are either the system's default quota or the assigned account's quota, if this value is less than the system's default quota value.
  • Email::get_max_email_quota_mib — The data return's values are either the system's default quota or the assigned account's quota, if this value is less than the system's default quota value.
  • Email::get_spam_settings — We added the account parameter and nine new returns.
  • LangPHP::php_get_installed_versions — We updated the versions return. As of cPanel & WHM version 72 this return to only shows a virtual host's available PHP versions. In cPanel & WHM version 70 and earlier, this return displayed a virtual host's installed PHP versions.
  • UserManager::create_user — The services.email.quota parameter value cannot be larger than the system's defined maximum email quota. This value now defaults to the defined system value. The quota return will no longer output 0 as a possible value.
  • UserManager::edit_user — The services.email.quota parameter value cannot be larger than the system's defined maximum email quota. This value now defaults to the defined system value. The quota return will no longer output 0 as a possible value.
  • UserManager::list_users — The quota return will no longer output 0 as a possible value.
  • UserManager::lookup_service_account — The quota return will no longer output 0 as a possible value.
  • UserManager::lookup_user — The quota return will no longer output 0 as a possible value.
  • UserManager::merge_service_account — The quota return will no longer output 0 as a possible value.

Modified cPanel API 2 functions

Modified cPanel API 1 functions

Modified WHM API 1 functions

  • accountsummary — We added the max_emailacct_quota return.
  • addpkg — We added the max_emailacct_quota parameter.
  • backup_config_get — Added the disable_metadata return.

  • backup_config_set — Added the disable_metadata parameter.
  • createacct — We added the spamassassin and max_emailacct_quota parameters.
  • editpkg — We added the max_emailacct_quota parameter.
  • getpkginfo — We added the MAX_EMAILACCT_QUOTA return.
  • get_users_links — Updated the Output (JSON) in the documentation.
  • listaccts — We added the max_emailacct_quota return.
  • listpkgs — We added the MAX_EMAILACCT_QUOTA return.
  • matchpkgs — We added the max_emailacct_quota parameter and return.
  • modifyacct — We added the spamassassin parameter and the max_emailacct_quota parameter and return.
  • set_autossl_metadata — We added four new parameters.

  • verify_aim_access — We removed this function in cPanel & WHM version 70. Because AOL discontinued AIM in December 2017, any operations that rely on this function will not perform properly.

  • verify_oscar_access — AOL discontinued support for AIM in December 2017. This function only tests ICQ credentials, not AIM credentials.

Modified WHM API 0 functions

  • createacct — Added the spamassassin parameter.
  • modifyacct — Added the spamassassin parameter.

Removed cPanel API 1 functions

  • Email::getaging — We removed this function.

  • Ftp::listftpstatsurl — We removed this function.
  • Email::listlists — We removed this function.
  • Email::cleanusername — We removed this function.
  • Email::getaging — We removed this function.
  • Email::listautoresponders — We removed this function.
  • Ftp::ftpquotalist — We removed this function.
  • Ftp::ftp_sessions — We removed this function.
  • Ftp::listftpstable — We removed this function.
  • Ftp::liststatsurl — We removed this function.