How to Check Versions in WHM

Check cPanel versions for managed VPS and dedicated servers.
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It’s important to keep recent software updates running on your VPS. In this article, we will show you how to check versions for the cPanel software available in your managed VPS server.

How to Check WHM Version

The InMotion VPS and dedicated hosting servers normally include the cPanel’s Web Host Manager, CentOS, and other services. It is important to know the versions that are being used for update purposes as well as installation requirements. You can find a lot of the information directly in the WHM as described below.

WHM Check Version | Upgrade to latest version

In the top right hand corner you can see the version immediately. You can click on that link and it will take you to the section called Upgrade to Latest VERSION.

How to Check Your Centos Version

It is especially important to check your CentOS version with regard to CentOS 8 reaching end of life (EOL).

Check Centos Version

The version of the server software can be seen in the top right corner to the left of the WHM version. Updating this version will require a verified support ticket to our technical support personnel. The availability of the version depends on the availability of the latest tested and stable cPanel release.

Update Preferences for cPanel and WHM

To adjust your update preferences just click Update Preferences under Server Configuration:

Update preference

The following descriptions explain the preferences of the cPanel and WHM updates. You can determine what version you’re using and also the frequency of the update. Additionally, they provide a staging directory to temporarily save updates to a staging location before they are applied.

cPanel and WHM version update settings

WHM update preferences, release tier

The versions of cPanel and WHM are normally determined by the current stable release. The description of each version gives you an idea of the recommended version to use. This section is followed by an option to determine how often the update is applied.

Staging Area For Updates

WHM update staging directory

You can also designate an area for temporarily loading an update before it is applied. This section will require the appropriate space in order to to be used. The current available disk partitions are shown for this purpose.

OS and Apache SpamAssassin Options

OS and Apache SpamAssassin options

The last two sections allow you to determine how the OS and SpamAssassin rules will update.

Be Sure to Check Versions Frequently

When you run a managed VPS it doesn’t mean that every aspect of the system is personally managed by someone. It is the responsibility of the VPS owner to keep system applications up to date so that mission-critical functions run properly.

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Christopher Maiorana Content Writer II

Christopher Maiorana joined the InMotion community team in 2015 and regularly dispenses tips and tricks in the Support Center, Community Q&A, and the InMotion Hosting Blog.

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