A few people have got a bit annoyed at the promotions/advertisements within their WHM webhosting control panel as developed by cPanel Inc (specifically, I saw the feature request “give server admins a way to turn off spam ads“).
Whilst cPanel partners (i.e. whoever your brought your cPanel licence from – usually your datacenter or web hosting provider) have the ability to toggle these cPanel Store Purchases from their cPanel Inc “manage2” interface, there is a way of disabling it yourself by “abusing” the internal testing code built into cPanel (specifically
/usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Config/Sources.pm which is called by
/usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Whostmgr/Store.pm which, in turn, is called by
1. Create a file (as root) called
2. In that file add the following line:
(or any non-resolvable URL you like)
WHM/cPanel will then be unable to fetch the list of available products and will fall back to not promoting them.
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