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8/19/2015 – Do You Need to Install a New Version of cPanel/WHM?

Posted by Jamison on 19 08 2015.

First, determine if your server is running the latest version of cPanel and WHM.  You can see this on your cPanel interface at the upper right hand corner of the screen when you log in.  An alternative way to determine your cPanel and WHM version is through the command:

 

/usr/local/cpanel/cpanel -v

 

Meanwhile, to ensure you are running on the latest of cPanel and WHM, go to http://httpupdate.cpanel.net.  If you wish to update your cPanel & WHM, simply follow the options below:

 

OPTION 1: Go to “Upgrade to Latest Version” under the cPanel category.

 

	Home
	cPanel
	Upgrade to Latest Version

 

OPTION 2: Run the script below on the command line as the root user: /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp

 

On the other hand, you can update your server automatically.  Check if your settings allow automatic daily updates.  You can adjust your settings in updating your server’s software by navigating to “Update Preferences” in WHM’s interface.

 

	Home
	Server Configuration
	Update Preferences

 

Running the /scripts/upcp –force script updates your…

First, determine if your server is running the latest version of cPanel and WHM.  You can see this on your cPanel interface at the upper right hand corner of the screen when you log in.  An alternative way to determine your cPanel and WHM version is through the command:

 

/usr/local/cpanel/cpanel -v

 

Meanwhile, to ensure you are running on the latest of cPanel and WHM, go to http://httpupdate.cpanel.net.  If you wish to update your cPanel & WHM, simply follow the options below:

 

OPTION 1: Go to “Upgrade to Latest Version” under the cPanel category.

 

  • Home
  • cPanel
  • Upgrade to Latest Version

 

OPTION 2: Run the script below on the command line as the root user: /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp

 

On the other hand, you can update your server automatically.  Check if your settings allow automatic daily updates.  You can adjust your settings in updating your server’s software by navigating to “Update Preferences” in WHM’s interface.

 

  • Home
  • Server Configuration
  • Update Preferences

 

Running the /scripts/upcp –force script updates your system software and the software dependencies that cPanel and WHM require.  The said scripts in the WHM interface are updated:

 

  • Update System Software (same as the yum update command): /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rpmup2
  • Update Server Software: /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/sysup

 

They are both included in the “Software” Section on the WHM interface.

 

However, please note that the approach is different if you wish to update Apache.  Apache will not automatically update when you run the above /scripts/upcp script.  Nevertheless, updating it is easy and similar to updating your cPanel and WHM.

 

There are two ways to update your Apache:

 

OPTION 1: Go to “Easy Apache (Apache Update)” on your WHM interface.

 

  • Home
  • Software
  • Easy Apache (Apache Update)

 

OPTION 2: Run the script below on the command line as the root user:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/easyapache

 

The system will prompt you to select the Apache version that you wish to use.

 

Now, to install cPanel and WHM, simply run the following commands:

 

STEP 1: Open the home directory.

 

cd /home

 

STEP 2: You need to get the latest installation files from the servers of cPanels.  In this regard, you need to install GNU Wget.

 

Yum install wget

 

STEP 3: Open and execute the installation files.

 

sh latest

 

Your cPanel and WHM should already be installing.  Please note, however, that running on version of CloudLinux will need you to use the –force option when activating the installer.

 

If cPanel and WHM fail to update, check your browser compatibility.  There may be minor inconveniences related to specific functionality.  Examine also your directories and make sure that they are all configured properly.  Furthermore, make sure that your firewall is disabled before running the installation.

 

Lastly, make sure that the installation purchased is licensed from cPanel.  Contact us and we will ensure you get a licensed cPanel software.  We will even install the software on your server free of charge and provide you free technical support for all your cPanel software related issues and concerns.

 

If you still experience problems, just contact us and we will assist you.