Last week cPanel 11.48 made its way to the stable release tier and after some internal testing here all of our servers were updated with this new version. This new version brings some cPanel related changes including a nice new Paper Lantern theme for webmail. While the cPanel changes may seem relatively minor they will prove to be very useful for many of you.
In the past, the maximum email account quota that you could set was 2GB. If you wanted to set a higher limit the only option was to use “unlimited” which isn’t ideal. With this update, you can now configure email account quotas up to 4TB in size on our servers. Below you can see a 4GB test account we created that wasn’t previously possible.
Important additions have also been made to the cPanel user contact preferences. cPanel users are now able to receive notifications whenever their contact email or account’s password changes. This provides some peace of mind knowing that you will be alerted if these are ever changed.
The Paper Lantern cPanel theme made its debut back in April last year and has greatly improved over the past 11 months. For those that prefer the look of the old X3 theme but want the general feel of the new Paper Lantern theme you can now select a “Retro” style within Paper Lantern. You simply need to select your user menu in the top right corner and go to “Change Style” as seen below.
Paper Lantern is now also available to webmail users of any domain that uses the Paper Lantern cPanel theme. You’ll find that the entire look and feel is a lot cleaner. Each email user now has a menu at the top right that can be used to easily switch webmail clients and adjust various settings. This menu persists even within the webmail clients, allowing quick changes without having to re-login.
If you have yet to give the Paper Lantern theme a try I would highly recommend that you do so. Just login to WHM and edit your packages to change themes. It is a great theme and by far our current favorite. In time it will be replacing X3 as the default on our servers if not entirely. Let us know what you think!