cPanel’s Removal of EasyApache EOL Items Pre-Announcement

cPanel, Inc. tentatively plans to release a new version of EasyApache on December 9, 2013. This version will include the removal of Apache 1.3/2.0, PHP 5.2, and mod_frontpage. As mentioned in Introducing EasyApache’s Optimal Profiles, these End of Life items will no longer be available in EasyApache.

These items will be removed for the following reasons:

– They are no longer supported by their respective developers.
– They include known CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures).
– EasyApache provides the most up-to-date, supported versions of Apache (2.2/2.4) and PHP (5.4/5.5).

Keep in mind that viable alternatives to mod_frontpage exist, such as WebDAV and FTP. Also, PHP 5.2 and mod_frontpage will be available as custom modules (“opt mods”).

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