Cpanel automatic updates of MySQL, Apache, and PHP?

EvanDonovan

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Does Cpanel/WHM do automatic updates of MySQL, Apache, and PHP within a major version? Or do I have to do those manually?

If updates are automatic, where is that set? In the WHM Update Preferences? There I see the option to set WHM itself to automatic update, which I have selected.

If updates are manual, what's the best way to do them?
 

EvanDonovan

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Thanks. I read this documentation already but had a question about it. When I go to Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences, I don't see a section to drill down to cPanel Package Updates >> mysqld.

All I see are a Release Tier section with a Daily Updates radio button set, an Operating System Package Updates section with a radio button set of Automatic, Manual Updates only, Never update, and a SpamAssassin Rules Updates section.

I am running WHM 11.36.0 (build 11).
 

EvanDonovan

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The MySQL section only has an option for doing major version updates. I do see EasyApache. I didn't realize that was the only way to do Apache & PHP updates and that I would need to do them manually.

I saw in the logs of the recent Cpanel updates something with "mysql" in it, so it looks like within a major version it actually *was* doing an update. Or am I misunderstanding what that was?
 

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CPanel will automatically update your MySQL to the next minor version. IE: 5.5.x. However, should there be a MySQL 5.6, or a MySQL 6, you will need to upgrade to that version manually. This to prevent CPanel from introducing something that will inadvertantly break your databases.