Release notes

Last updated: January 2024

9.1.0 + older

Core 9.1.1

- 17th March 2023

  • A billing URL can now be set by the MO and Resellers. We recommend this is used to link back to your billing platform.

  • A generic name is now displayed for self signed SSL Certificates.
  • Improved error messaging for users who have uploaded an invalid backup on the cPanel importer.
  • When linking a domain to a cloudflare account a confirmation modal highlights the changes that will be made to an account.
  • Updated default login image.
  • imap-login service in Dovecot now has connection limit default of 1024.
  • WordPress plugin deletion now uses uninstall rather than delete.
  • Website colour coding now has more colour variants.
  • IP manager now lists all IPs added.
  • Fixed compatibility issue with RoundCube 1.6.x due to renamed internal variable smtp_server.
  • SSL Certificates are no longer altered when uploaded.
  • cPanel importer now succeeds where no quota is set on the source server.
  • cPanel importer now correctly handles PHP versions configured by CloudLinux PHP selector.
  • Database import/export via UI now works with extra long database names.

Core 9.1.0

- 11th March 2023

Before updating to 9.1.0 through the UI, please log in to your control panel server as root and run:

mkdir -p /var/www/control-panel/ui.update
This is a one time step which will not be required for future updates.

Please note, when synchronising a domain with CloudFlare for the first time, if the domain already exists in CloudFlare the existing zone will be replaced. Therefore if there are custom records in CloudFlare that you wish to retain, you should set the records in Enhance before connecting the domain to CloudFlare.

  • cPanel website importer - restore from cPanel account backup. (Beta)
  • CloudFlare integration for DNS syncing and proxy status. Multiple keys can be added and managed on account level. Each domain can be linked to a Cloudflare account which allows for a DNS proxy status to be set. (Beta)
  • Transfer the ownership of a website between direct customers and back to your own organisation.
  • Update the server group provisioning for an existing package.

  • File manager improvements; shift and click to select ranges and syntax highlighting in CSS files.
  • Server domain functionality has now been moved to 'Servers' > 'Email role' > 'Settings'. When installing an email role the 'Server domain' field is displayed.
  • Spanish and Polish translation updates.
  • Improved panel and API performance when roles are being installed.
  • Improved WordPress toolkit speed.
  • phpMyAdmin now defaults to using SSL when connecting to remote servers.
  • Improved servers page performance.
  • New Roundcube websites are version 1.6.1.
  • More verbose error logging for application role errors.

  • WordPress crontab entry is now removed when uninstalling WordPress through Enhance.
  • SQL import through the panel now correctly accepts files up to 1GB.
  • API spec correction for uninstallServerRole.
  • Cloning a WordPress sites now performs a search and replace of wp-config.php.
  • Hard resource limits on a per website basis now display accurately.
  • Changing website primary domain no longer breaks PHP mail() functionality
  • API connection is no longer disrupted when a database connection pool capacity is exceeded.

Core 9.0.1

- 9th Feb 2023


  • WordPress salt is now randomised on installation.
  • WordPress pseudo cron is now disabled in wp-config.php on installation.
  • WordPress plugin auto update status fetching logic improvements.
  • Additional tolerance to prevent licence errors.

  • Service polling logic is now more reliable.
  • A 404 is now returned for website placement instead of 500 when an application service is not available.
  • The file manager now handles editing a JSON file correctly.
  • While installing Enhance the server now queries multiple IP services to find correct IP.
  • Let's Encrypt certificates without any assigned domains can now be removed.
  • The password for an FTP account can now successfully be updated.
  • Error when storing/retrieving docker credentials.
  • Perm delete a website now succeeds for website's that were partially deleted on a previous attempt.
  • Site backups now have a determinate state when the snapshot stage fails.
  • Site backups no longer occasionally deadlock under high load
  • Website control panel and filerd proxies are no longer lost when changing a control panel primary domain.

Core 9.0.0

- 20th Jan 2023

ℹ️ If you are still running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you will need to update to 22.04 LTS for the "Hard resource limits" feature to function. Follow these steps to update to Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Hard resource limits 'System resources' can now be configured on a package level and overridden on a per website basis. Learn more.
  • Database improvements. A single database user can now be assigned access to multiple databases.
  • WordFence is available as a pre-install plugins on a package level.
  • Bandwidth usage can now be viewed on a per website basis (Website > Analytics).
  • A hosting package (Settings > packages) can now be duplicated.
  • PHP 8.2 is now supported.

  • Appcd now auto updated where required for interoperability with core.
  • Improved error messaging communicating to a customer why features are unresponsive during a website backup/restore.
  • WordPress plugin listing now served from cache.
  • A 'Refresh' button has been introduced to the WordPress plugin card, allowing users to refresh the table as and when needed to reduce overheads.
  • Automatically created WordPress cron jobs now have randomised minute within the hour rather than running every 30 minutes.
  • Polish and French translation files available.
  • Staging websites can now be cloned.
  • Nameservers which are mapped to a DNS role can now be seen on the DNS tab in Servers > Manage server.
  • Subscription ID is now exposed in Customers > packages.
  • 10, 20, 50 and 100 now available as 'view items' options on table pagination.
  • Permissions on the file manager are now accurately reflected in the UI.
  • Subscription now returns more accurate usage data for customers having both Reseller and non-reseller hosting plans.
  • 'Optimisation'/ Opcode caching can no longer be allowed on Control Panel websites.
  • System generated email settings now apply even if the test email fails
  • Listing organisation emails as a Collaborator user only shows emails from websites to which the Collaborator has access
  • Changing mailbox settings other than the quota does not update the quota.
  • WordPress user listing now functions when unrecognised roles are present. The user role "customer" is skipped.

8.2.0 Core

- 9th December 2022


  • Service statuses in the UI are now served from in-memory cache (refreshed at 60 second intervals) which will improve performance for large clusters.
  • The Watchd service has been removed, reducing memory footprint.
  • Duplicate quotation marks now removed from TXT records automatically.
  • Multiple fixes for control panel SSO (backend and UI)
  • FTP users are now successfully migrated when moving a websites application role between servers.
  • CNAME destinations can now contain underscores.
  • WordPress discovery now handles single line comments in wp-config.php
  • WordPress plugin detection now skips "drop-in" plugins whilst continuing to load other plugins.
  • Mail server settings are now all validated before being added to the postfix config.
  • Domain email local/remote setting now functions where the website has no mailboxes provisioned.
  • When updating a control panel domain from 'platform settings' public_html is now set as the document root.

8.1.0 Core

- 18th November 2022


  • Pre-install plugins on WordPress websites is now a package level setting.
  • Control panel single sign-on (SSO).
  • Indonesian and Polish (Beta) language packs.
  • The Appcd version running on an application role can be viewed and updated on a per server basis.
  • Discover new allows existing WordPress installation to be found and managed through the Enhance interface.

  • Cloning websites now updates the wp-config.php file of any discovered WordPress websites with the new database credentials.
  • Items shown per page are now saved in state on overview tables.
  • Websites can now be moved to roles which are disabled.
  • Fetching of server information is now more efficient and no longer holds database connections. Better handling of down servers within the cluster.
  • New WordPress installations now have their wp-config.php set to 600 permissions.

  • Resellers can now access/manage Access tokens.
  • Bandwidth resource usage is now correctly returned when fetching subscription status.
  • WordPress "must-use" plugins no longer generate an error when listing plugins for a WordPress installation.
  • Automatically generated preview domain is now accepted by LetsEncrypt. Format has been changed.
  • Rate limiting of failed logins was too aggressive. Better error messages in UI.
  • Occasional failure of WordPress installations when performed as part of the website creation process where the web server is LiteSpeed or OpenLiteSpeed.
  • Potential issue with out of office replies not sending if system logger failed.

8.0.0 Core

- 28th October 2022

Please read more about updating to 8.0.0 here.

  • LiteSpeed and OpenLiteSpeed web servers are now supported. Learn more.
  • WordPress SSO is now available in the WordPress toolkit.
  • php versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.1 are now available.
  • Customers can now be filtered by 'Status' and 'Package'.
  • It is now possible to 'su' directly to the website's system user. This will enter the containerised environment automatically.
  • It is now possible to edit a website's cron tab from the host o/s using the standard "crontab" command. crontabs are executed within the PHP containerised environment.

  • Installation requirements are reduced by 50%. Recommended minimum hardware requirements are now: 4GB RAM minimum, 40GB disk, 2CPU cores or vCPUs.
  • Settings on the customers table are now remembered across sessions.
  • An on demand refresh button is available on the File Manager.
  • Opcode caching is now enabled by default on all new websites.
  • Dutch language pack is available. (Beta)
  • Various UI improvements.
  • PHP is now containerised by the appcd service, there is no longer a docker container per website greatly reducing overheads.

  • Resource usage calculation is now fixed.
  • SMTP settings no longer require a 'username' and 'password'.
  • The total website count on /home now includes soft deleted websites.
  • A wildcard IP address can now be added to a Database users.
  • Cron jobs with a Weekly run rate are now successfully added.

7.4.0 Core

- 13th September 2022

  • WooCommerce + WordPress can now be installed as an Application and can also be offered as a pre installed application.
  • The Portuguese-Brazilian language pack is now available.
  • A custom 'From address' for system generated emails can be configured. This is also available for Resellers.
  • A custom 'eCommerce' URL can be configured. If provided, a 'Buy new package' will be displayed on a customer's 'Package' page.

  • Service websites (RoundCube, Control panel and phpMyAdmin) can now be moved between servers. The Application role for these websites cannot be moved.
  • Settings on the Websites table are now remembered across sessions.

  • Logic for traversing the directory tree of websites optimised to reduce memory consumption within file management service.
  • Emails can now be sorted by size.

7.3.0 Core

- 18th August 2022

  • A customer's subscription/package can now be upgraded or downgraded to a different package.
  • The Spanish language pack is now available (Beta).
  • Service websites can now be deleted and restored.

  • The file manager's folder upload actions has been optimised.
  • Error messaging throughout the panel has been improved.
  • The Email table can now be sorted.
  • Clone website functionality is now disabled during the add website flow if the customer does not have any active websites.
  • 'Service websites' and 'Domain aliases' now default to shown on the Website table.

  • If a website does not have an Email server IP, auto-configuration of Gmail DNS records will now succeed.
  • Both 301 and 302 domain redirects are now working correctly.
  • Let's Encrypt now removes DNS validation records where the DNS challenge is rejected to prevent zone files growing too large.

7.2.0 Core

- 29th July 2022

  • Users can now search websites by their ID (UUID format).
  • Users can now search websites by any of their domain aliases in addition to the primary domain.
  • German language pack is now available.
  • Folders can now be uploaded to the the file manager.

  • An inverse logo can now be uploaded to the branding settings.
  • When impersonating a customer, soft-deleted websites are now hidden (as the customer would see them).
  • Where permanent website deletion partially succeeds, the operation can now be retried to fully remove any remaining data.
  • The native Enhance WordPress installer no longer permits WordPress users to be created with duplicate email addresses.
  • New look bulk action bar.

  • The screenshot displayed on a website's dashboard now automatically updates when refreshed by a user.
  • System generated emails no longer fail when configuration is custom and username is not an email address.

7.1.0 Core

- 30th June 2022

  • Users can now download and bulk download files directly to their browser.

  • Container logs now rotate, effectively reducing server disk usage.
  • If SMTP systems details have not yet been configured, key system emails are now sent using a Local MTA.
  • Multiple usability improvements have been made to the file manager, including;
    • The file editor now supports full screen and window mode.
    • The file manager is now full screen, making the best use of the space available.
    • The .enhance file is now read only.
  • A site's creation date is now displayed on the 'At a glance' card on a website dashboard.
  • PHP tidy extension now enabled by default.
  • PHP 7.4 updated to 7.4.30.
  • PHP 8.0 updated to 8.0.20.

  • Mail routing options are now hidden from websites which do not have an email role assigned.

7.0.0 Core

- 10th June 2022

  • Server disk usage is now shown per partition.
  • Roundcube default version updated to 1.5.2.
  • Website access tokens are now generated by the application server rather than the control panel server. The key to generate an access token is generated on filerd boot and held in memory.
  • Advanced website filtering by server and role is available.
  • When converting a mailbox account to a forwarder-only account it is now possible to enter any destination address.
  • Website metrics now require less disk space.
  • Internal task scheduler now uses a separate database connection pool.

  • File manager sessions are automatically refreshed when they expire.
  • Backup executor thread for application server now re-spawns on error.
  • Server SSL Let's Encrypt certificates now automatically provision on all roles.
  • When moving a website between application roles, data is now fully removed from the source server.

5.0.9 Core

- 28th April 2022

  • A SSH login command is now displayed on 'SSH keys' and 'SSH password authentication'.

  • Additional user guidance provided on 'nameservers' creation.
  • phpMyAdmin display_errors disabled explicitly on the sign on script - this will override any server settings.
  • Website placement falls back to global placement if no available role is in the packages assigned server group.
  • Website dashboard load speed is now faster thanks to a separate DNS status end point.
  • Source maps are no longer distributed with the Frontend bundle.
  • 'Backup Enhance software' setting has been removed. The Enhance database is automatically backed up every 4hrs.
  • Session cookies now have the 'Secure' flag.
  • Cross origin headers are no longer sent by default.
  • Additional validation has been added to the backup role installation to guide users.

  • When renaming a file is selected, the name would default to '-copy'. This is now fixed.
  • The page title now obeys the organisations brand settings.
  • Email resources now default to '0' when an email role is installed after the package is created.
  • When a server role install times out a descriptive error message is now displayed and the role installation continues in the background.

4.1.1 Core

- 14th April 2022

  • Internal DNS resolver (used for Let's Encrypt pre-flight checks) is now faster and more efficient.
  • phpMyAdmin single signon now uses cache buster to prevent caching of redirects in some browsers.

  • phpMyAdmin single sign-on bug when a website has multiple databases.
  • Service updates now continue on a given server even if one service fails to update.
  • Error on subscribing customers to shared plans.

4.0.2 Core

- 13th April 2022

  • A server's primary IP can now be updated. Updating the primary IP will update in the database and the in-memory store. It will only impact newly added sites.

  • When a domain alias is added with a directory that doesn't exist, the directory is now created.
  • Install link now uses ''.
  • Small UI improvements.

  • On mobile it was not possible to visit the 'My account' page. This is now fixed.
  • phpMyAdmin single sign-on logic now occurs mostly via the API and sessions are populated in backend. This improves reliability and security of phpMyAdmin single sign-on.
  • Licence usage calculation now excludes "service" websites.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes.