How to Upgrade and Patch cPanel / WHM
- These instructions are intended specifically for checking your version of cPanel or WHM via the command line or the WHM dashboard.
- I’ll be working from a sxi.io Web Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step #1: Log In to WHM
First, log in to WHM. You’ll arrive at your WHM dashboard:
Step #2: Navigate to Upgrade
In the top left corner search for Upgrade, then click on Upgrade to Latest Version:
Step #3: Begin the Upgrade
To begin the upgrade, click the button that says Click to Upgrade:
Step #4: Upgrade Status and Completion
As the upgrade progresses the status message will say Updating system packages, and you’ll see the percentage complete as displayed below:
When the upgrade completes you’ll see a message that says Upgrade Complete:
Occasionally issues arrive with the upgrade due to what are called ‘blockers’. You can see a list of upgrade blockers here: http://go.cpanel.net/blockers.