Webuzo System Application: MySQL 5.7 (support for Ubuntu)

Hi,

The Webuzo team has launched support for Ubuntu based servers for MySQL 5.7 after the initial release only supported CentOS servers.

Users who have already installed MySQL 5.7 on their CentOS servers might see an update in their End User panel, you can ignore it and not install the update as the changes are only related to Ubuntu and nothing has changed for CentOS based servers.

We are still working on the process for upgrading existing user’s who are using MySQL 5.5 or 5.6 to MySQL 5.7, so stay tuned.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Webuzo System Application: Exim and Dovecot updated

Hi,

We are glad to announce that we have added SSL/TLS as well as SMTP AUTH support for Exim and Dovecot.

By default the self-signed certificate generated by Webuzo will be used to configure SSL/TLS but if you are using any 3rd party or Let’s Encrypt certificate for Webuzo panel then that certificate will be used.

We have also enabled SMTP AUTH by default so that all accounts must verify themselves with the mail server before sending any emails.

You can refer this guide to configure your email account with Thunderbird:
https://www.webuzo.com/wiki/Email_Account_Mozilla_Thunderbird

And refer this link to configure your email account with Outlook:
https://www.webuzo.com/wiki/Email_Account_Outlook

We will be adding more guides in the coming weeks for Web-based email clients like: WebMail Lite, RoundCube and RainLoop

The Next release of Webuzo i.e 2.7.1 will include a GUI manager to configure certificates for Email SSL/TLS.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section, I will try to answer as many as I can.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Webuzo System Applications : PHP (5.6 – 7.2) Updated

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has updated the PHP’s provided with Webuzo with internal configuration changes as well as version update.

PHP 5.6 and 7.0 :
5.6 and 7.0 don’t have any version updates but we have included a new service file for PHP-FPM which fixes an issue where the service won’t start after hard reboot.

PHP 7.1 and 7.2
7.1 and 7.2 receive minor version update as well as the new service file to fix start-up issues.

Change log for PHP 7.1 can be checked at the following link:
http://sg2.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.18

Change log for PHP 7.2 can be checked at the following link:
http://sg2.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.2.6

We hope this update fixes most of the 50x errors encountered for your websites.

Let me know in the comments if you are facing any issues with upgrade or want to know more about the new service file, I will try to answer as many as I can.

Webuzo System Application phpMyAdmin 4.8.1 Launched

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has launched phpMyAdmin 4.8.1 the latest version in the release branch.

Please check the change log below:

* Fix to the scrollbar functionality and Browse table CSS overflow
* Dropping indexes and keys fails
* Show two factor (2FA) secret code next to QR image
* Configuration for DefaultLang and Lang
* MariaDB 10.2 ‘current_timestamp()’
* Remember table sorting is broken

If you have any questions regarding the upgrade or any issues after upgrade let me know in the comments.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

MySQL 5.7 launched

Hi,

The Webuzo team has launched MySQL 5.7 the latest version in the 5.x series.

You can read about the new features added, deprecated and changed in MySQL 5.7 at the Official Website

Since MySQL 5.7 incorporates number of changes to the Database structure as well as the Password mechanism please consider the following points before installing:

  • Currently, We are not providing upgrades to MySQL 5.7 from any version of MySQL, Percona or MariaDB.
  • Only Fresh installation’s of MySQL 5.7 are allowed, so If you have an existing Database then you may not be able to install MySQL 5.7
  • During the initial launch MySQL 5.7 will be available on Cent OS and gradually support will be rolled out on Ubuntu
  • Since we are installing MySQL 5.7 from the Vendor’s repo itself, MySQL will update itself whenever the OS updates.

For existing user’s using MySQL 5.6 we will provide an upgrade mechanism in a future release, so stay tuned.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Webuzo 2.7.0 Launched

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.7.0.
This version introduces a major new Feature and some improvements.

Features:

1) Remote Backup and Restore support added in Webuzo.

2) Added Quick Install option for scripts which will ask minimal install options and use the default values for the remaining options. This is added for a quick installation experience. Admin can set Quick Install option as the default install option from Webuzo Admin Panel -> Settings page.

3) Added option to backup installations to Google Drive. Google Drive backup location can be added from the add backup location page. Click here for guide.

4) Endusers can now select what to backup while upgrading an installation from Softaculous Enduser Panel i.e. Full Backup, Backup Files, Backup Database, etc.

Improvements:

5) Added support for Tomcat 8 configuration.

6) Space usage for all email accounts will be cached to reduce page load time.

7) Now you will be able to configure CRON Jobs on even-odd days.

8) Added a notice on the script install form for the scripts that are not updated for more than 2 years. This is to make sure that the user is aware before installing the script that the script has not been updated for long time. Admins can disable the outdated scripts from Webuzo Admin Panel -> Software page.

9) Allowed to use . (dot) in the data directory name for scripts that need a non web accessible data directory. This will let users make the data directory a hidden directory.

10) When redirecting a user to the SitePad editor server it will check the language selected in Webuzo and by default that language will be selected in SitePad.

Bug Fixes:

11) Minor navigation fix for universal search bar.

12) Fixed an issue where Squirrel Mail login used to fail with the following error : “0: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known”

13) If PHP 7.2 was the only installed PHP then Apache Web Server was unable to run under suPHP and FastCGI. This is fixed now

14) Remote Import was not working for scripts that had data directory e.g. Moodle. This is fixed now.

15) The Related Scripts section on the script overview page did not load properly in Chrome and Opera. This is fixed now.

App Updates:

16) Added support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in MariaDB 10.0 and 10.1

17) We have added Python 3 with PiP and SSL support.

18) Updated Django to the latest version. Refer this Guide to create a starter project.

19) Updated ImageMagick to the latest version and added support for PNG delegate.

The upcoming version will bring more exciting UI Changes, features and changes.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Webuzo 2.6.9 Launched

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.6.9.
This version introduces two minor fixes.

Bug Fixes:

1) Pure-FTPD quota usage will be calculated every 3 hours instead of every 15 minutes, this will minimize CPU usage.

2) During EMPS stack(used by Webuzo) upgrade unwanted files were not deleted, this is now fixed.

The upcoming version will bring more exciting UI Changes, features and changes.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Webuzo 2.6.8 Launched

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.6.8.
This version introduces some major Features, improvement and fixes.

Features:

1) We have completely revamped the Webuzo login page for a modern look and feel.

2) For new Webuzo users, we have updated the UI of the initial setup process.

3) Now you will be able to Blacklist and Whitelist email ID’s via SpamAssassin from the Enduser panel.

4) We have added Google Drive as a backup option for Softaculous backups.

5) While upgrading a script installation, you can now select to backup the full installation or just the files or just the database.

Improvements:

6) Made improvements to the Webuzo architecture, so that major PHP versions can be released without a Webuzo launch.*

7) Added support for the modern MySQLnd API in PHP 7.1.

8) FTP quota calculation caused the FTP accounts page to load endlessly until the quota was calculated for each and every account, from now on the quota usage will be cached.

9) While redirecting to SitePad from Webuzo, your language preference will be auto detected.

10) While uploading backups to Dropbox if you had insufficient space an appropriate error message will be shown.

11) During API calls if the script id was invalid, you will now receive an error instead of failing silently.

Bug Fixes:

12) Fixed a suPHP bug which didn’t allow execution of some Linux command via exec function.

13) Fixed a minor UI bug in the universal search bar for Firefox browser.

14) Changing the Primary domain caused the Web-mail client to break, this is now fixed and the changes
are correctly reflected in the Web-mail configuration.

15) Webuzo now will check for 50X error in File Manager and resolve it automatically.

16) Backup to Dropbox was not working on Dropbox Business account. This is fixed now.

17) Tooltip in the related Scripts section on overview page didn’t work in Chrome, IE and Opera browsers.

App Updates:

18) The File Manager has been updated to the latest stable version.

19) Added logrotate support for Nginx Webserver.**

20) Launched Maria DB 10.2, the latest version from the Maria DB foundation.

21) Updated the OpenSSL library to the latest LTS version.

22) We have released PHP 7.2, the latest PHP version.

* PHP 7.2 release was delayed until the launch of Webuzo 2.6.8, this won’t be a problem for future PHP 7.X
** Nginx must be updated to the latest version for logrotate.

The upcoming version will bring more exciting UI Changes, features and changes.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Webuzo System Application Updated: Python

Hi,

We have updated Python to the latest version 2.7.14 which is the last version in the 2.x series.

Update Highlights:

  • We have enabled pip which is an package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python.
  • Enabled Unicode support for Strings.
  • You will now be able to use the SSL package in Python.

Review , Rate and View Demo of Python here:
http://www.webuzo.com/sysapps/server_side_scripting/Python_2

Note:
This version of Python will not include the mod_wsgi module, due to restriction in the module compiling it before hand on our server is not possible.
If you require the module, please contact Support for further information.

We will be launching Python 3.x as a separate package very soon.

Webuzo 2.6.7 Launched

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.6.7. This version has one minor fix.

[Fix] Let’s Encrypt cron will now restart the Web server at midnight only if certificate is renewed.

The upcoming version will bring more exciting features and changes.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team