Update Server Software

Valid for versions 82 through 84




Last modified: September 29, 2020


This interface allows you to manually update software dependencies that your operating system installed, and which cPanel & WHM requires in order to run.

Generally, the system updates software packages during the automatic update that you can configure in WHM’s Update Preferences interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences). However, if you disabled automatic updates and wish to update the software dependencies, you must run the update manually.

  • You cannot use this feature to update cPanel & WHM. To update cPanel & WHM manually, use WHM’s Upgrade to Latest Version interface (WHM >> Home >> cPanel >> Upgrade to Latest Version).

  • This feature does not update your operating system’s kernel. To update your operating system kernel, run the yum update command as the root user from the command line and then reboot your server.


To update software dependencies from the command line, use the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/sysup script.

Update Server Software

To begin the update, click Proceed.

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