The Importance of Regular Software Updates in cPanel: A Step-by-Step Guide

 Saturday, January 13, 2024

Keeping the software on your cPanel server up-to-date is essential for security, performance, and overall stability. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of regularly updating software in cPanel, ensuring that your web hosting environment remains secure and optimized.


Step 1: Log in to cPanel

   Begin by logging in to your cPanel account using your credentials. Access your cPanel dashboard by navigating to "https://yourdomain.com/cpanel" or using the login link provided by your hosting provider.


Step 2: Navigate to the "Software" Section

   Once logged in, locate the "Software" section within the cPanel dashboard. This section typically contains tools and options related to software management and updates.


Step 3: Update cPanel Software

  1. In the "Software" section, look for an option such as "cPanel" or "Server Configuration." Click on it to access settings related to the cPanel software. Inside, you may find an option to update cPanel to the latest version.
  2. Select the "Update cPanel" or similar option to initiate the update process. cPanel will automatically check for updates and apply them if available.


Step 4: Update Software Packages

  1. Navigate back to the "Software" section in cPanel and look for an option like "Update Server Software" or "Update System Software." Click on it to access settings related to updating software packages on your server.
  2. Select the option to update system software or packages. cPanel will connect to the server's package repositories and download and install any available updates.


Step 5: Update Web Applications

   If your cPanel hosting includes web applications like WordPress, Joomla, or others, it's crucial to keep them up-to-date for security and performance reasons.

Navigate to the "Softaculous" or "Installatron" section in cPanel, depending on the auto-installer your hosting provider uses. Locate the installed applications and check for available updates. Update each application to the latest version to ensure optimal security and performance.


Step 6: Set Up Automatic Updates (Optional)

   To streamline the update process and ensure that your server stays current, you can set up automatic updates for cPanel and system software. Check the "Update Preferences" or "Automatic Updates" section in cPanel to configure automatic updates based on your preferences.



   Regularly updating software in cPanel is a fundamental practice for maintaining a secure, stable, and high-performance web hosting environment. By following these step-by-step instructions, you can easily keep cPanel, system software, and web applications up-to-date, contributing to a more reliable and secure online presence