Updating Drupal Using Softaculous

A common task for software installations is updating when new versions are available. You can easily update your Drupal installation using Softaculous. Though the upgrade versions may not be immediately available, Softaculous does actively update the installation software so that updates can be performed through its interface. Follow the steps below to learn how to easily update Drupal.

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Updating Drupal

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. You can find the list of installs a few different ways in Softaculous. You can use the Installations button on the Softaculous landing page. You can also click on the box icon in the top right corner to get the same list.

    Softaculous installation list

    Additionally, you can click on a specific software and the software page that appears will also list the installations performed by Softaculous for that software.

  3. When you get the list of installed software, look at the version number for the software install. If there are arrows next to the number, it indicates that there is an available update.

    Drupal installation list
    Click on the version number to start the update.
  4. When you click on the version number you will open the Upgrade page. This page summarizes the update taking place and also recommends that you take a backup before you perform the upgrade. Click on the blue Upgrade button to proceed.

    Upgrade page
    The script will then run and update the installation. The upgrade may take several minutes, but will show a confirmation of the upgrade, or a message containing errors or requirements for the update to properly complete.

Congratulations! This completes our tutorial on upgrading Drupal using Softaculous!

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Arnel Custodio Content Writer I

As a writer for InMotion Hosting, Arnel has always aimed to share helpful information and provide knowledge that will help solve problems and aid in achieving goals. He's also been active with WordPress local community groups and events since 2004.

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