From an earlier post by you:
thanks for that tip, I installed that script successfully, but alas it looks like the ruleset that I'm using doesn't have unique ID's as nothing appears in the mod_security Rule ID list. The other functions are working though.
Do you mean in the CMC (configserver modsecurity control) page you see no IDs in that second area from the top, box? If yes, that's correct, you wont. Not until you add one there. If you add an ID here, it is bypassed globally for the entire server. Just below that area, is the area I mentioned previously that you could add an ID for one user account, instead of using the global bypass.
I really only have a set of popular rules from gotroot, plus the various rules that come as "standard" on c-panel/WHM.
All of gotroots rulesets have IDs, as do the default rules provided by cPanel.
I wondered about the PHP version as I considered it was possible I was experiencing a small bug. So tonight I took it up to the latest version.... with unfortunate results!! My sites operated but were without their content. So I wound it back to 5.2.9 and most is back to normal (though I think I separated from normal some days ago!!).
I'd be interested to hear your view on how an admin "knows" what versions of MySQL and PHP go with "what" version of WHM/C-Panel. I have all my automatic updates turned on so I assumed this would look after itself!
cPanel does not auto update Apache nor PHP. This is done by the Server Administrator. Neither are really dependent on the cPanel version.
I follow the cPanel - The Leading Control Panel - Change Log
as I would think most do for updates to cPanel, Easy Apache. When I see a post like this (from the changelog, sorted by Easy Apache from top drop menu)
2010-07-23 16:01:50 Add PHP 5.2.14, remove PHP 5.2.13
I can assume it's time to update and I do. cPanel's QA team makes sure the version bundled with EA is good to go before it makes it to this list.
In your WHM top right corner you'll see the cPanel version listed. What does it tell you there? CURRENT, STABLE, or RELEASE?
Personally, I"m running CURRENT and EDGE on my servers, but most I think will stick with the most STABLE version to leave the problems that may be present in these to others to deal with.
I'm not sure why your update didn't go so well, but you could put in a ticket if you think something has gone wrong and you're unsure of the reason for it.
cPanel's tech support team are great
at what they do and can help you sort things out if needed. You can get to the ticket system from within your WHM or, click the support link, top of any page on these forums.