cPanel 106 is here!

cPanel 106 is here!

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If you use any of WHC’s web solutions, you’ll likely know that cPanel is the “backstage” tool that allows you to manage your services. It is the benchmark of web hosting control panels, and as such, we always make sure to keep you updated when new features are added. 

Having said that, cPanel version 106 is now available! Let's take a look at what's new in this update. 

So… what’s new in this update?

This release comes with a number of functionality improvements, better virus protection, user interface enhancements, and much more!

Let’s take a closer look…

Functionality improvements

There are several improvements to the functionality in this update, including spam management features and performance upgrades.

Roundcube email management

Roundcube is the preferred web client to use when accessing your Webmail. With this update, managing unwanted (spam) emails just got a whole lot easier:

  • An all-new spam marking (and unmarking) feature has been added to Roundcube. You can now use the new Junk and Not junk buttons to train SpamAssassin to recognize unsolicited (spam) and legitimate (ham) emails.

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  • Spam folders are now automatically purged after a set period of time. This helps to reduce the size of your mailboxes without requiring any extra maintenance on your part.

Performance upgrades

Email server software (Roundcube, Exim and Dovecot) have all been upgraded to boost functionality and improve the overall performance.

Better antivirus protection

ClamAV has been upgraded to provide increased security and protection from the latest viruses. 

New User Interface changes

In this release, the User Interface (UI) has been optimized to be more user-friendly and intuitive, making it easier for you to find the tools and settings you need. Some of the most noteworthy changes include:

  • An Empty Junk button has been added in Roundcube. This button allows you to delete all the messages from the Junk folder at once.

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  • The search box in the side navigation menu has been improved to show ranked results that prioritize exact matches.
  • The “Addon Domains” interface has been removed from cPanel. Additionally, the “Aliases” and “Subdomains” interfaces have been removed (from the Jupiter theme). To manage these features, you can now use the Domains interface.
  • In the cPanel stats bar, “Aliases” has been renamed as “Alias Domains”.

New features for administrators

If you manage a Reseller Hosting plan or are a Cloud or Dedicated Server administrator, you’ll benefit from the following additions:

  • In Web Host Manager (WHM), the Top Tools section has been replaced with the Favorites section in the WHM Home interface. You can completely customize the Favorites section with the features that you prefer.
  • By popular request, the Username, Hostname, OS, cPanel & WHM version, and Load Averages features have been added to the top navigation of the WHM interface.

Notable issues:

  • The Horde email client is getting deprecated (but is still available). Note that it is currently marked as deprecated and will disappear at some point next year.
  • MariaDB 10.4 can no longer be used as a remote database profile.

Check out the official release notes to learn more about the specifics of this update.

cPanel Hosting at WHC

At WHC, we provide cPanel hosting for all our Web, Cloud, and Dedicated hosting services. We’re official cPanel partners, and experts in both the functional and technical aspects of cPanel and WHM. Our support team members are all cPanel certified and are ready to handle any issues that may arise.

Overall, cPanel version 106 is a significant upgrade that brings many new and improved features to the popular web hosting control panel. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about how this upgrade may affect you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team!

About the author: Tim Robards

Tim is WHC's Technical Writer & Integrator. When he's not writing user guides or filming tutorials, you’ll likely find him building websites or enjoying the great outdoors.

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