Webuzo 2.5.8 Launched


The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.5.8. This version introduces some major features and fixes. The following is a list of changes :

1) [Feature] We have added a CLI based utility to reset MySQL root password.

2) [Feature] You can now set a custom time for automated backups of scripts while installing.

3) [Task] Auto-upgrade utility will now delete backups files of older version created by itself previously.

4) [Fix] Clone utility did not work after updating to the last version. This is now fixed.

5) [Fix] Custom DNS records were not saved permanently in the panel and were deleted after system wide changes. This is now fixed.

6) [Fix] htaccess rules for files with PHP extension did not work with Apache 2.4 and PHP-FPM. This is now fixed.

The Webuzo Team

Webuzo 2.5.7 Launched


The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.5.7. This version introduces some major performance and security features. The following is a list of changes :

1) [Feature] You can now run PHP FPM along with Apache 2.4 using FastCGI.

2) [Feature] Option added to enable/disable Fast CGI for Apache 2.4 in Apache Settings page.

3) [Feature] Added option to backup script installations on remote server via FTP. Endusers can add multiple remote backup locations and choose the preferred location.

4) [Task] cPanel importer is now stable and out of Beta.

5) [Task] Installed SSL certificates will now also be listed in create SSL certificate page.

6) [Task] Improved the Cloning process by pushing it in background to avoid timeout.

7) [Task] Added ‘pre_addcron’ and ‘post_addcron’ filters. Guide for the same is available here.

8) [Task] Added “Sync installations list with Webuzo Records” setting in the Admin Panel so if the installation directory does not exist, it will be automatically removed from the records.

9) [Task] Added “Detect and update actual version of installations” setting in the Admin Panel so if the user has manually updated their installation the correct version will be updated in the records via CRON.

10) [Task] List of SSL Cipher Suite has been updated*.

11) [Task] Browsers will now be forced to use server’s ciphers over their own*.

12) [Task] Webservers will now create and use a Diffie Hellman key to verify client certificates and prevent logjam vulnerability*.

13) [Task] Server signature is now turned off in all webserver and PHP versions*.

14) [Fix] RewriteURL did not work if the default webserver was Apcahe 2.4. This is now fixed*.

*PHP and Webservers will need to be updated to the latest for these to take effect.

The Webuzo Team

Upgrade from Webuzo 2.0.6 to the New Architecture

Here comes a Good News for the Webuzo users still running Webuzo 2.0.6 to enjoy the benefit of installing a wide variety of system applications like Nginx, Lighttpd, Multiple versions of PHP, switch among webservers, CSF Firewall, etc. by a click of a button from the Webuzo Enduser Panel.

The wait for the Webuzo 2.0.6 users to upgrade to the latest version of Webuzo i.e Webuzo 2.1.0 onwards has now come to an end.

This article will give a quick step-wise procedure to upgrade from Webuzo 2.0.6 to the Webuzo 2.1.0 onwards.

Important Note
1) Running the Upgrade Tool on Webuzo version other than Webuzo 2.0.6 can cause the server to crash.

2) It is strongly recommended that a backup of the entire machine is taken. (VPS Backup, etc)

3) Also, take a backup of configuration changes if any (e.g Apache Conf, PHP Conf, MySQL conf).

4) Webuzo Upgrade Tool cleans up the older AMP(Apache/MySQL/PHP) Stack and sets up the latest Webuzo AMP Stack.

1) Current Webuzo Version should be 2.0.6.
If it is lower than Webuzo 2.0.6 , kindly upgrade to the latest version of it’s branch i.e Webuzo 2.0.6

2) Root privileges required.

Getting Started
1) Upload the contents of the Webuzo 2.0.6 upgrade.zip to the server which includes the files upgrade.sh and wupgrade.inc

2) Execute the following commands from the terminal:

chmod 0755 upgrade.sh


The upgrade process will begin immediately. It may seem that the upgrade process has stopped, if your network speed is slow,
but please let it continue.

Note : A log file of the installation process will be created – /root/webuzo-upgrade.log

3) On Success, restart the Webuzo Service as follows to avoid any Startup failures.

service webuzo restart

Additional Steps
If Tomcat (Java) is installed through Webuzo the following guide will assist you to migrate to the latest Apache Tomcat deployment.

Guide : Apache Tomcat Deployment

Verify Upgrade
1) Check for the Service from the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> Services Menu. Guide

2) It is recommended that the services are restarted either from the Panel itself or from the terminal.

That’s it !!! Enjoy the new Webuzo

Open a Support Ticket with the server details if you face any issue.