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Deprecated and Removed Items to Know Before a cPanel Installation

Posted by Jamison on 09 02 2016.

The release of cPanel & WHM 11.52 drove people excited as they want to try its new features. Being on the release tier means the platform underwent a lot of changes and will be available sooner than  expected.

 

With new added features, it’s normal if cPanel decided to remove some scripts and components. Before installing this platform, take note of the following removed or deprecated features to see if it might affect you or not.

 

Scripts

 

CPanel removed three scripts. All of these files are under the scripts folder located within cPanel folder:

 

	fixcommonproblems
	fixeverything
	disable_unused_xinetd

 

CPanel APIs

 

CPanel supports several API functions like API 1 and API 2. All APIs removed for 11.52 are connected to bandwidth. For API 1, the developers removed the following:

 

	displayday
	displaybw
	displaymainheader
	displaybwheader

 

People who use the following API 2 functions won’t see them in 11.52:

 

	gethourlyaveragebwoveryear
	getbwdata

 

Although cPanel removed these APIs, it ensured to provide replacement to ensure they will still get similar features with the changes.…

The release of cPanel & WHM 11.52 drove people excited as they want to try its new features. Being on the release tier means the platform underwent a lot of changes and will be available sooner than  expected.

 

With new added features, it’s normal if cPanel decided to remove some scripts and components. Before installing this platform, take note of the following removed or deprecated features to see if it might affect you or not.

 

Scripts

 

CPanel removed three scripts. All of these files are under the scripts folder located within cPanel folder:

 

  • fixcommonproblems
  • fixeverything
  • disable_unused_xinetd

 

CPanel APIs

 

CPanel supports several API functions like API 1 and API 2. All APIs removed for 11.52 are connected to bandwidth. For API 1, the developers removed the following:

 

  • displayday
  • displaybw
  • displaymainheader
  • displaybwheader

 

People who use the following API 2 functions won’t see them in 11.52:

 

  • gethourlyaveragebwoveryear
  • getbwdata

 

Although cPanel removed these APIs, it ensured to provide replacement to ensure they will still get similar features with the changes. Replacement UAPI function are:

 

get_retention_periods

 

This function is meant for retrieving bandwidth data retention time or period.

 

query

 

This function will check bandwidth information. After checking this function will generate a report.

 

Live Locale Editor Interface

 

People who have used Locale Editor – Live Mode won’t see it again in 11.52. Those who are not familiar with this mode, it can be found under Edit a Locale. However, the company reported that personalized translation will still work in the system.

 

Also, cPanel retained the Bulk Mode under the Locale Editor. This can be used for special editing modes rather than the conventional Live Mode.

 

Default Quicklinks

 

Quicklinks have become a part of cPanel, including the Paper Lantern theme, which is the latest theme released by developers. However, the default Quicklinks won’t be available in the same theme. However, clients can still use the global_header.html.tt user interface.

 

Since the default quicklinks have been removed, users can personalize their own quicklinks on Paper Lantern. They can consult cPanel’s documentation on customizing content in the theme, which is available on their website.

 

Minimum UID Settings

 

Minimum user ID or UID is used for setting up new accounts in cPanel. However, the company also decided to remove two minimum UID settings. One is the setting found in Basic Config section in Basic cPanel & WHM Setup dashboard. Its indicator is UID meant for creating new accounts.

 

Another removed minimum UDI is the MINUID setting located in the /etc/wwwacct.conf, one of the files used for setting minimum user ID. CPanel experts reminded users that since MINUID is already unavailable under the wwwacct.conf file, the same file can’t be used in customizing UIDs for 11.52 version and later.

 

Many users may have been accustomed to these removed components. However, removing new components and adding new ones is a sign of improving control panel. This translates to better services that promote better benefits for users than before. CPanel is also not short of reminding people about these removed components as they post release notes each time new cPanel & WHM versions are made available.