Overview

This guide will show you how to immediately update Softaculous. If you haven’t disabled auto-updates, Softaculous will update itself every 24 hours by default. Softaculous can be updated using either the Softaculous Admin Panel or the CRON command.

Updating by CRON command

To upgrade Softaculous, simply run the CRON command on your server.
SSH into your server as root and run the following commands for cPanel:

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/cron.php

For Direct Admin SSH to your server as root and enter following commands :

/usr/local/bin/php -d open_basedir="" -d safe_mode=0 -d disable_functions="" /usr/local/directadmin/plugins/softaculous/cron.php 

For Plesk SSH to your server as root and enter following commands :

/usr/local/softaculous/bin/php /usr/local/softaculous/cron.php

For ISPManager SSH to your server as root and enter following commands :

php /usr/local/softaculous/cron.php

For InterWorx SSH to your server as root and enter following commands :

/home/interworx/bin/php /usr/local/softaculous/cron.php

For H-Sphere SSH to your server as root and enter following commands :

/hsphere/shared/php5/bin/php-cli -d open_basedir="" -d safe_mode=0 -d disable_functions="" /usr/local/softaculous/cron.php

Updating from Softaculous Admin panel

Click “Updates” in the softaculous Admin Panel.

  • If you do not have the most recent version, you will be presented with a list of all available updates, along with an Update option to select.
  • Softaculous will be successfully updated once you click the Update option.