release vs. stable for hosting companies

What update option do you use for production shared hosting servers.

  • release auto update

    Votes: 8 38.1%
  • release manual update

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • stable auto update

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • stable manual update

    Votes: 7 33.3%

  • Total voters


Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2002
LA, Costa RIca
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey, I was thinking of converting to release from stable in a production environment on some servers.

Probably not the best idea but a poll will help.

my thought is we can trouble shoot the problems of a release and get the options faster. More work but better performance...

and auto apposed to manual, just curious on that. Support Ticket Number:


Well-Known Member
Nov 10, 2001
ON, Canada
I use stable and release, but always manual updates. That way I know exactly when it's updated. It's at a time when I have a few minutes to check everything out to make sure there are no problems and if there are, fix them.

I usually run on the stable build, but if there's a new feature in the release that I like, I go with it then switch back to stable with the next stable build. I don't use edge because there are more risks and I do have customers who would prefer their sites to stay up. ;) Support Ticket Number: