This document describers the current state and future plans for the Server Profiles project.
In cPanel & WHM version 76, we introduced the Server Profiles feature. These profiles allow server administrators to optimize servers to perform specific tasks or functions. Each profile enables and disables a set of roles, and each of these roles allow or disallow certain services related to the server's task. For example, a server that runs a Mail Node profile disables most services that do not support mail functions. These servers can host accounts that do not require applications such as web hosting or database access.
The Server Profiles project contains multiple phases. Each phase delivers continuous improvement, more advanced functionality, and control.
|1||Introduce Server Profiles.|
|2||Improve email deliverability.||Improve how the server delivers, receives, and processes email messages.|
|3||Link a new standard node to fresh mail node.|
|4||Combined backup of attached nodes, support for transfers to and from a system with attached nodes.|
|5||Link an existing standard node to newly-installed mail nodes.||Provide the ability to connect an existing server to a mail server.|
|6||Future plans.||To be determined.|
We encourage community participation in this project. Navigate to the following Feature Request pages to communicate your ideas and contribute feedback:
- Mail Node — The Feature Request landing page for the Mail Node profile. This profile configures the server to handle mail services.
- Database Node — The Feature Request landing page for the Database Node profile. This profile configures the server to handle database services, such as MySQL® or MariaDB®.
- DNS Node — The Feature Request landing page for the DNS Node profile. This profile configures the server to handle Domain Name System services.