Upgrade to Latest Version

Valid for versions 90 through the latest version



Last modified: June 13, 2024


This feature allows you to update your cPanel & WHM software to the most recent build available on your server’s Release Tier. For example, if you selected the CURRENT tier in WHM’s Update Preferences interface (WHM » Home » Server Configuration » Update Preferences), this feature will upgrade your server to the latest CURRENT build.

  • WHM displays the server’s cPanel & WHM version in the top right corner of the interface. You can alternately run the /usr/local/cpanel/cpanel -V command to view version information.

  • To see the latest available cPanel & WHM version in your chosen release tier, visit our httpupdate page.

  • If the upgrade process encounters blockers, it will stop and send a warning message. For more information, read our Upgrade Blockers documentation.

  • If automatic updates are disabled on your server, click Enable automatic updates to reenable them.

How to update your cPanel software

To update your cPanel & WHM software, perform the following steps:

  1. If you wish to force a reinstallation of the software, regardless of whether WHM detects that your system is up-to-date, select the appropriate checkbox. This can be useful if corrupt files exist and you wish to reinstall them.

  2. Click Click to Upgrade.

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  • You can also run the /scripts/upcp script via the command line as the root user.

Additional software updates

The script that this feature runs (/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp) calls other scripts in the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts directory that will update most of the software on your system.

The following table lists the additional scripts and the software that they update:

Script Name WHM Feature Description
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rpmup2 System Update This script updates your system software.
This script is similar to the yum update command.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/sysup Update Server Software This script updates software dependencies that the operating system provides and cPanel & WHM requires.
The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/*up scripts N/A cPanel & WHM contains a number of scripts that update applications which cPanel & WHM installs. For a complete list of *up scripts, visit our WHM Scripts documentation.

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