Upgrade to latest CURL and Open SSL in WHM

Problem:
eCommerce providers like Paypal introduced more strict SSL requirements. Ex:
“requires OpenSSL >= 1.0.1 to be installed on your server”

PHP info shows:
CURL
SSL Version OpenSSL/1.0.0

Fix:

  • Install latest CURL:

cd /usr/local/src
wget https://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.52.1.tar.gz
tar -xvzf curl-7.52.1.tar.gz
cd curl*

./configure –enable-threaded-resolver –enable-http –enable-ftp –enable-proxy –enable-tftp –enable-ntlm –enable-static –with-ssl=/usr/local/ssl –enable-ipv6 –enable-shared –with-libidn
make && make install

/usr/local/bin/curl –version

  • Configure PHP to use it -Create a new file /var/cpanel/easy/apache/rawopts/all_php5 with this contents:
    –with-curl=/usr/local/src/curl-7.52.1
  • Rebuild Apache & PHP with EasyApache 3.

Result:

PHP info should now show:
cURL Information 7.52.1
SSL Version OpenSSL/1.0.1e

Compare 1000Mbps Dedicated Streaming Server Providers

Most important feature for a streaming server is connection (that limits number of simultaneous users that can be served at same time). While some providers clearly mention that, it can be estimated from available monthly bandwidth (in example 10TB limit requires an average of 30Mbps to be consumed so server is probably on 100Mbps connection).

Picked servers that provide 1000Mbps connection, over 20Tb/month and minimum specs of 1000Gb disk, WHM/Cpanel for easy web hosting management, located in North America.

Server Provider HostGator ServerRoom VideoWhisper
Price/Month $374 $252.81 $250
Bandwidth 25Tb/mo 100Tb/mo Unlimited
CPU Threads 8 12 8
CPU Speed 3.3Ghz 2Ghz 3.4Ghz
RAM 16 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
Disk(s) 1000 Gb 1000 Gb 2 * 2000Gb
Managed RTMP No Red5 Red5
IPs 5 2 4
Wowza Option No +$65.99/mo +$50/mo

More details about what’s needed on a streaming dedicated server are available with VideoWhisper server requirements.