cPanel Asks Users to Update their Server OS

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – If you’re using version four of Linux-based operating systems CentOS and RHEL to maintain your web servers, popular control panel provider cPanel has a message for you: Please upgrade.

cPanel sent out the message on Friday, the same week that the companies behind the two operating systems officially dropped support for the versions. Meanwhile, version six of both operating systems is now available for users to switch to.

There’s also another big reason for users to upgrade. cPanel signaled that version 11.32 of cPanel & WHM would be the last version of the control panel to feature compatibility with versions four.

Not sure which version of the operating system you’re currently running? cPanel stated that users can type “cat /etc/redhat-release” into the command prompt to clarify which version they currently have.

cPanel previously launched the latest version (11.32) of their control panel around the middle of last month. New features include an improved WHM Mail Queue Manager, support for DKIM, more functionality for mail and more. You can view a press release from cPanel regarding the matter here (