How to upgrade MySQL to 5.0 and PHP to 5.x on cPanel servers
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Randi O on 26 October 2016 01:37 PM

MySQL and PHP upgrade on cPanel is a very simple process, here is a list of steps that needs to be taken to upgrade these two components:

1. Login to your WHM as root;
2. Go to WHM >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings, scroll down to "MySQL" section, switch radio button to "5.0" and click "Save" at the bottom of the screen;
3. Open root level ssh session to your VPS and run the "/scripts/mysqlup" command, wait until installation will be completed;
4. Login to WHM as root;
5. Go to WHM >> Main >> Software >> Apache Update
6. Click on the "Load Previous Config" button (if exists);
7. Select required PHP version and PHP options that your applications may need;
8. Uncheck the "Skip Apache Build if up to date" option;
9. Click "Start build" button at the bottom of the screen and wait 15-30 minutes.


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