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For cPanel & WHM version 58

Overview

Hosting providers often prefer to standardize their software and application environment, which includes the deployed version of cPanel & WHM. Usually, a specific release tier (such as STABLE, RELEASE, or CURRENT) ensures a consistent environment across many servers.

In some circumstances, providers prefer not to rely on cPanel, Inc.'s tiered release system to select the installed version of cPanel & WHM. Additionally, providers who require a specific version of cPanel & WHM need an assured method to deploy new installations of cPanel & WHM, even when that version is no longer the current production release.  

The purpose of Long-Term Support

cPanel, Inc. actively develops cPanel & WHM, and we release new builds frequently. Traditionally, more conservative system administrators choose to completely disable software updates in order to maintain control over their deployments of cPanel & WHM. The Long-Term Support (LTS) tier provides an alternative to disabling updates, and will help ensure that cPanel & WHM servers receive important updates and fixes.

To view the cPanel & WHM version on each release tier, visit our httpupdate.cpanel.net site.

cPanel & WHM version 11.34 includes changes to Long-Term Support

The 11.34 release of cPanel & WHM introduces changes to the Long-Term Support tier.

  • As of cPanel & WHM version 11.34, the lifespan of a release is 12 months from the initial publication of the production version. cPanel, Inc. may extend a version's LTS period at their discretion.

    Note:

    Development releases of cPanel & WHM do not qualify for LTS. We do not consider their publication dates when we calculate an LTS version's lifespan.

  • Previous release lifespans did not change; cPanel & WHM versions 11.30 and 11.32 retained their 18-month lifespan.
  • The LTS versions are available as upgrades from previous cPanel & WHM versions, as well as new cPanel & WHM installations.
  • Over the lifespan of an LTS release, cPanel, Inc. will provide security and other critical updates.

    Note:

    LTS releases will not receive new features unless cPanel, Inc. decides that they are critical to a release's viability, or to ensure compatibility with later versions of cPanel & WHM.

Third-party applications

cPanel & WHM provides various third-party applications (for example, MySQL® and Roundcube).

cPanel, Inc. will continue to provide critical and security-related updates to these third-party applications when a customer installs them with an LTS version of cPanel & WHM. However, cPanel, Inc. may provide these fixes as back-ported patches instead of as upgrades to the latest version of the application. 

EasyApache

cPanel, Inc. develops and updates EasyApache with a separate release schedule from cPanel & WHM's release schedule.

cPanel, Inc. provides EasyApache updates for an LTS release until the LTS release reaches End of Life (EOL). If the currently-installed version of cPanel & WHM does not meet the requirements of a new EasyApache function or feature, EasyApache will update but the functionality is not guaranteed or supported. 

Site Software (cPAddons)

cPAddons in cPanel's Site Software interface (Home >> Software >> Site Software) continue to receive updated applications throughout the lifespan of an LTS release.

WHM Plugins

Plugins in WHM's Manage Plugins interface (Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins) continue to receive updated applications throughout the lifespan of an LTS release.

Schedule for Long-Term Support releases of cPanel & WHM

cPanel & WHM VersionApproximate Release DateAnticipated End of Life*
11.34*October 2012October 2013
11.36*January 2013January 2014
11.38*April 2013April 2014
11.40*October 2013

October 2014

11.42*January 2014January 2015
11.44*June 2014

July 2015

11.46*October 2014October 2015
11.48*January 2015January 2016
11.50June 2015June 2016
11.52September 2015September 2016
54January 2016January 2017
56April 2016April 2017
58July 2017July 2017

* cPanel & WHM releases that have reached End of Life:

  • Are unavailable for installation.
  • Will no longer receive fixes or patches from cPanel, Inc.
  • Documentation will be archived.