Blockers for New Installations of cPanel & WHM

Infopro

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With the latest version of our installer, new installations of cPanel & WHM software will be subject to the following blockers:

  • The target version must be cPanel & WHM version 11.40 or higher.
  • For CentOS, CloudLinux, or RHEL operating systems, the installation must be version 6 or higher.

If either of these statements are not true, the installation will fail. These blockers are meant to encourage system administrators to use the most up-to-date software, which will prevent future issues.

To allow additional time for anyone whose servers do not yet meet these requirements, you can perform the following actions:*

  • Install cPanel & WHM version 11.38 as the target version.
  • For CentOS, CloudLinux, or RHEL operating systems, install on version 5.

Code:
[B]*[/B]When running the installer, you must use the --force command line option. 
For example, sh latest --force or sh latest-dnsonly --force

These blockers will not affect existing installations of cPanel & WHM. However, we strongly encourage system administrators to always upgrade their servers’ software to the newest version as soon as possible.
 
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cPanelMichael

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I have seen a couple of requests for clarification on how to force the installation of cPanel in situations where using the most up-to-date software is not desired. The only difference compared to a normal installation is you must use the "--force" command-line option when running the installer.

Examples:

Code:
sh latest --force
sh latest-dnsonly --force
Thank you.
 

loganfoster

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Just to clarify, will existing cPanel/WHM installations running on CentOS 5x continue to be able to update to the latest versions up to and beyond 11.40.x? Do you have any plans to cease support completely for CentOS 5x in the near future?
 

vanessa

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Just to clarify, will existing cPanel/WHM installations running on CentOS 5x continue to be able to update to the latest versions up to and beyond 11.40.x? Do you have any plans to cease support completely for CentOS 5x in the near future?

Yes, servers running CentOS 5 will still be able to upgrade normally. However, pursuant to cPanel's EOL policy, CentOS 5 will stop being supported in 2017:

Operating System End of Life Policy for cPanel & WHM