CPanel continues to develop new platforms that benefit every client type. CPanel released a recent news concerning cPanel & WHM 11.46’s End of Life (EOL) Support.
CPanel & WHM 11.46 Phases Out
CPanel announced cPanel & WHM 11.46’s tentative release on October 2014. After a year of service, the control panel brand announced its End of Life support for the product. End of Life support refers to phasing out support for specific cPanel & WHM releases. While users can still use these platforms, they won’t get support from the brand like updates necessary for running cPanel in servers. Together with the announcement is the company encouraging everyone to switch platforms now that the platform is unsupported.
Why Change Platforms?
Users may find platform changes a pain due to the procedures to accomplish. However, changing platforms is still crucial due to the updates cPanel installed in your system. Updates include security updates and other components for performance and stability. The system will automatically install newly detected updates, keeping users from intervening with the process to save time.
What to Do After EOL?
Updating to the new platform is the next thing to do after the support lapse. Procedures are the following:
Look for Newer platforms
CPanel has new platforms now available for everyone to use. Current supported options are 11.48, 11.50 and 11.52. It’s best to choose the 11.50 to 11.52 version because they are released later and will be supported until 2016. The longer the support, the longer you can wait to update your platform.
Migrate Files and Installations
After choosing the platform, you need to bring or migrate your files to the new system. Expert users can do this process on their own. In case they experience problems in migrating to the system, cPanel provided an update about update blockers. Update blockers are components in cPanel that prevent platforms from updating to the new versions. They can refer to the upgrade blocker reference available at cPanel to know more about these blockers and their setup process.
People who are not aware of the migration process can contact cPanel experts or their license provider’s experts for assistance. They can help install new platforms that fail to install. They should get the system up and running in no time. Experts may ask you some information about the actual migration issue to start applying components needed for security.
To contact experts, users can submit a support ticket to call experts’ attention to the matter. They can also be reached via their regular contact details. Contact information are found in cPanel and distributors’ website.
Updating is a crucial process in using cPanel. CPanel 11.46 had a good run, but now had to bid farewell to give way to better cPanel versions that will benefit every customer. Even if they got used to this older system, the new ones will definitely deliver the same benefits, if not more, once applied in their systems with their updated features. Visit cPanel’s site for more information about 11.46’s EOL and release notes for newer platforms.