Last modified: July 8, 2020
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 -Vcommand 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.
How to update your cPanel software
To update your cPanel & WHM software, perform the following steps:
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.
Click Click to Upgrade.
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You can also run the
/scripts/upcpscript via the command line as the
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|
||System Update||This script updates your system software.
This script is similar to the
||Update Server Software||This script updates software dependencies that the operating system provides and cPanel & WHM requires.|
||N/A||cPanel & WHM contains a number of scripts that update applications which cPanel & WHM installs. For a complete list of