Hey there! In this case comments were locked for a couple reasons, but mostly because the feedback we were getting wasn't actionable feedback. I've opened up comments on the feature again, but definitely make sure to review the guidelines
before commenting. My goal with the comments there is not so much discussion as it is making sure we understand all of the perspectives of our clients needs on the request.
Comments are closed (again or still).
I'm sorry if it is considered to not be "actionable feedback", but the truth is that the web stack makes up the core point of a web hosting control panel, and cPanel has been letting us down for years by not maintaining a modern web stack. We frequently have to move clients to bare CentOS to accomplish what they need for a high performance web stack, including Nginx, PHP-FPM, HTTP2, and PCI compliant SSL/TLS.
If outdated OpenSSL versions from "enterprise" linux versions are holding so much progress back, it must be time for cPanel to provide a modern version as part of the web stack when the OS doesn't provide it. We are already using a custom installation of OpenSSL 1.0.1 on many servers specifically for Apache/PHP, so doing so within EA4 automatically should not be such an impossible task.