Author: tcadm1

cPanel WHM 64 – migrating from EA3 to EA4

All of my machines are [currently] CentOS6 boxes converted to CloudLinux, running cPanel (WHM 64).   Because of cPanel’s new policy on LTS releases, WHM 64 will not go into LTS.   That means that as soon as WHM 66 is in Stable, if one wanted to stay on WHM 64 they would receive no future security […]

cPanel (the company) — Slow The Fuck Down!

As of this writing, most reputable hosting companies using cPanel software are likely on some combination of WHM 11.52, “54” or “56”.    “58” is now in Release, and “60” is in development. Why are hosting companies behind on versions?    Because cPanel is pushing technologies into production that are not ready for production use, most obvious […]

cPanel: Setting up a smarthost for specific domains

Have you ever wanted to relay emails destined for only specific recipient domains to a third-party server (smarthost) rather than being delivered directly from your cPanel server?   If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. These instructions are for a cPanel server (at this time WHM 54) but really would apply in […]

Joomla site shows odd characters after migrating to new server

I have a customer who has a slew of Joomla websites.  These are all older Joomla sites that are limping along with a short life expectancy while their replacements are being built by the  customer.   The sites had been hosted on various cPanel servers of mine of the years, from the days of PHP […]

cPanel / WHM and MariaDB 10 — STRICT_TRANS_TABLES

I’ve been migrating sites from CloudLinux cPanel (WHM 54) boxes running MySQL 5.6 to a CloudLinux cPanel box running MariaDB 10. I was migrating an old Joomla 1.5.26 site (using PHP 5.3 from PHP Selector) and ran into a situation when attempting to upload a bulletin to the Joomla site.   I’d get through the […]