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Upgrade blockers


New features

MySQL/MariaDB pre-flight check 


In cPanel & WHM version 76, we added the Domains interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Domains). This interface combines most of the functionality from the following interfaces:


Users can now create and manage multiple domains for a single cPanel account in one interface. This streamlines the user experience and simplifies the user's ability to create and manage domains.


To use this interface, hosting providers must perform the following actions:

  • Allow domain creation in WHM's Modify an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account).
  • Enable at least one of the following features in WHM's Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager):
    • Addon Domains
    • Subdomains
    • Aliases


The Mail Node server configuration only displays the Domains interface for cPanel accounts. It does not display the Addon DomainsSubdomains, or Aliases interfaces.

The cpuser_port_authority script

In cPanel & WHM version 76, we added the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpuser_port_authority script. This script allows system administrators to assign ports to a user's account. 


We have revised WHM's Home interface to display a list of the most useful interfaces to manage your server and your accounts.

  • WHM users can still access We now hide the left-side navigation menu by default.
  • You can access the legacy page, which lists all of WHM's sections and interfaces, via the View toggle in the left-side navigation menu. However, we now hide this menu by corner of the interface.
  • This change added a new description parameter to WHM's dynamicui.conf file.

Updated Git Version Control functionality

To help users prevent unintentional deletion of data, we have updated the functionality in cPanel's Git Version Control interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> Git Version Control):

  • We removed the Delete action from the list of repositories.
  • We added the Remove action to the list of repositories. When you click Remove, cPanel no longer manages the repository, but the system does not delete any data in the repository directory.


    To fully delete repository data, use cPanel's File Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> File Manager) or your preferred method to manually delete the files.

Git SSH host key verification

The system now automatically performs host key verification whenever you clone a new repository or make changes to or update a cloned repository in cPanel's Git Version Control interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> Git Version Control). These checks help to prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks.


In cPanel & WHM version 76, we added the Prevent cpsrvd from serving standard HTTP ports setting to the Systems tab of WHM's Tweak Settings interface  interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).This  This setting prevents the prevents the cpsrvd daemon from  daemon from taking over the standard HTTP ports when you disable the system’s web server services, such as Apacheports when you disable the system’s Web Server role. This action renders any cPanel any cPanel & WHM features that features that depend on the standard HTTP ports partially or entirely unusable. These features include service subdomains, AutoSSL, Mailman, and BoxTrapper.

OV and EV certificate status information

In cPanel & WHM version 76, we added the status of an SSL certificate request to cPanel's SSL/TLS Wizard interface (cPanel >> Home  >> Security >> SSL/TLS Wizard). This interface displays actionable URLs for users to expedite the validation process, if available.


For more information, read our Greylisting documentation.

The FTP user interfaces are service-dependent

In cPanel & WHM version 76, the following interfaces are only available when the server has FTP services enabled:

  • WHM's FTP Server Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> FTP Server Configuration)
  • WHM's Raw FTP Log Download interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions>> Raw FTP Log Download)
  • WHM's FTP Server (ProFTPd/PureFTPd) interface (WHM >> Home >> Restart Services >> FTP Server (ProFTPd/PureFTPd)).
  • cPanel's FTP Connections interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> FTP Connections)
  • cPanel's Anonymous FTP interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> Anonymous FTP)
  • cPanel's FTP Accounts interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> FTP Accounts).

For more information, read our Service Manager documentation.

PowerDNS manual migration notification

In cPanel & WHM version 76.0.5, we added the following entry to WHM's Contact Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Contacts >> Contact Manager):

  • Migrate PowerDNS Configuration Upon Upgrade

To customize system notifications, read our Notification Templates documentation.

Service subdomain and port combination displays the correct log in interface

In cPanel & WHM version 76, users can log in via the service subdomainassociated port, or a combination of both. For example, a cPanel user would navigate to the same login interface if they enter any of the following websites into their browser:


Previously, cpsrvd would provide the default SSL certificate for service subdomain requests, which usually prompted domain mismatch warnings in browsers.

Terminal resource usage limitations

In cPanel & WHM version 76 and later, the Terminal feature imposes the same process resource limitations that the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) imposes on login sessions. This ensures consistency for users who connect via SSH or the Terminal feature. In cPanel & WHM version 74 and earlier, the Terminal feature inherited resource limitation settings from the cpsrvd service.

Deprecated and removed items


  • We removed the legacy /usr/local/cpanel/bin/dovecot-auth and the /usr/local/cpanel/bin/dovecot-wrap binaries. The system now uses the more efficient DICT lookups.

  • When you upgrade to cPanel & WHM version 76, the system invalidates the .local Dovecot  Dovecot® configuration template (for example, (/var/cpanel/templates/dovecot2.2/main.local) that references the deprecated /usr/local/cpanel/bin/dovecot-wrap binary. If a system's .local Dovecot configuration template references this binary, the system saves its .local template then rebuilds the .local file with the standard template. You must reapply your customizations to the new.local template. For more information about Dovecot customizations, read our Mailserver Configuration documentation.

    • We strongly recommend that you back up any .local template customizations before you upgrade. 
    • If you use the /var/cpanel/templates/dovecot2.2/main.local file to override the default Dovecot configuration template, you must merge the changes in the /usr/local/cpanel/src/templates/dovecot2.2/main.default file when you upgrade to cPanel & WHM version 76; otherwise you will lose your customizations.
    • You should verify that your prior customizations will function version 76. For more information, read our Mailserver Configuration documentation.