Switching PHP versions : An overview

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor has been involving in all of its dynamics in the recent years. In recent times it has involved included and engulfed many of the recent development and api that has been introduced to the computer world especially web developing.

Switching to higher version of PHP is always good but before proceeding the switch we recommend to test the code in the new version and be well satisfied on the code execution.

In this doc we will be taking an overlook on the changes and precaution one should take if your are switching from a lower PHP version to higher PHP version, as below :

Migrating from PHP 5.5.x to PHP 5.6.x
Migrating from PHP 5.4.x to PHP 5.5.x
Migrating from PHP 5.3.x to PHP 5.4.x
Migrating from PHP 5.2.x to PHP 5.3.x
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Glibc – GHOST vulnerability – CVE-2015-0235 and the Fix

In Linux servers, more than 60 binaries and major services such as SSH, Named, Bash etcrely on the glibc libraries. A heap-based buffer overflow was found in __nss_hostname_digits_dots() and an attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the users running the application using the function gethostbyname()


Check if your server is GHOST vulnerable

If the glibc version in your server is lower than 2.18, then your server is most exposed to this vulnerability.

You can check the glibc version in your server using the command given below.

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ConfigServer Mail Queue on WHM/Cpanel Server

The Config Server Mail Queue is an addon feature available with cPanel/WHM which provides with a full featured interface to the cPanel exim email queues from within WHM. The addon feature provides with an interface to the cPanel user accounts email configuration without having to login to their accounts. It is domain based rather than account based.


  • View, edit and delete email accounts, email forwarders and email filters.
  • View and modify email account quotas
  • Modify email account passwords
  • List only email accounts that are over quota
  • Modify Outgoing Mail Hourly Limits
  • List only email accounts that are over a specified size
  • View the total number of emails in an email account
  • Empty an email account
  • View emails in an email account
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