Installing LetsEncrypt SSL Certificates on CentOS + cPanel Servers

At the time of this writing, LetsEncrypt is in public beta and already in high demand. This service is a new certificate authority that allows you to generate your own signed certificates in an effort to improve security.  At present there is a feature request for providing this functionality in cPanel. You can also use…

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de-POODLE-ing: How to Disable Support for SSLv3 on a cPanel Server

The latest security buzz this month is about the SSLv3 POODLE vulnerability, and how SSL version 3.0 is now officially designated as insecure, joining its predecessors versions 1.0 (unreleased) and 2.0.  This effectively concludes the life cycle of the SSL protocol in favor of TLS.  This post will give you a brief overview of what POODLE…

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OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug and What You Need to Know

Over the past few days, we have received an overwhelming number of questions about the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug and how cPanel system administrators should be handling this. First of all, if you haven’t read Codenomicon’s write-up on the bug, which thoroughly explains what it is, you should look visit heartbleed.com. Because their website already covers…

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Install Tomcat 7 on a cPanel Server

Update: cPanel is no longer supported by cPanel for CentOS 7 or newer. It is recommended that you use cpanel4j. The below instructions are no longer relevant for CentOS 6 or older servers, since cPanel now includes Tomat 7 in EasyApache 3. CPanel has soon promised that Tomcat 7 will be supported in a future…

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Overview of PHP Handlers

One user on the cPanel forums spent some time summarizing the four PHP handlers,currently available via EasyApache, into a neat little chart that makes it easy to do a quick comparison. With that user’s permission, I’m posting the chart here: Click on the image for the original-sized diagram. Thanks to Miraenda from errorcodex.com for providing…

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