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cPanel & WHM 54 Now in RELEASE Tier

January 27
09:06 2016

HOUSTON, TX – cPanel, Inc. is thrilled to release cPanel & WHM software version 54, which is now available in the RELEASE tier.

In a departure from the usual version number, the company has dropped “11” from cPanel & WHM releases. This change provides increased clarity for its partners and users while more accurately reflecting the product’s progression.

cPanel connected

cPanel has expanded its authentication system to include OpenID Connect for better integration across Manage2 accounts and cPanel & WHM servers. Hosting providers can also sign directly into cPanel & WHM via their preferred, compliant authentication service.

Perfectly linked and logged in

WHMCS is one click away with tighter integration functionality in the WHM interface. Not to mention, with single sign-on, hosting providers are automatically logged into the WHMCS billing system. WHMCS is also an OpenID Connect-compliant authentication service. That means customers can log into cPanel & WHM via a WHMCS button on cPanel’s login interface.

Two times the protection

With the latest release of cPanel & WHM, cPanel is ramping up customers’ ability to secure their accounts and servers. Hosting providers can rest easy knowing that two-factor authentication, through Google Authenticator, adds an extra layer of protection when logging on to cPanel & WHM interfaces.

“In combination, these features give our customers the flexibility they need to fill in the gaps and provide a complete experience for their customers,” said Ken Power, cPanel Director of Product Development. “A single login to access all cPanel & WHM services lowers costs and the maintenance burden for hosting providers, while two-factor authentication provides peace of mind that they are protected from the malicious hacking now part of the modern internet.”

Detailed information on all cPanel & WHM 54 features can be found at An overview of the latest features and benefits is also available at

To ensure they receive up-to-date product news from cPanel, customers are encouraged to subscribe to the “Security Advisories and Product Release Announcements” mailing list at

About cPanel, Inc.
Since 1997, cPanel, Inc. has been delivering the web hosting industry’s most reliable, intuitive control panel. The robust automation software helps businesses thrive and allows them to focus on more important things. Customers and partners receive first-class support and a rich feature set, making cPanel & WHM the hosting platform of choice. For more information, visit

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