Regular updates of a control panel ensure its correct operation. They include:

  • new functionality;
  • improvements;
  • bug fixes.

The control panel can be updated automatically (by default) or manually.

This article describes how to update a control panel.

Automatic upgrade

The automatic update option allows updating the software programs according to the schedule. The corresponding cron job starts every day at 3:10 am (the server time).

Log in to the control panel as root and navigate to Settings→ System settings.

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  • Update software automatically:
    • Do not update – disable automatic updates for this control panel;
    • Update ISPsystem products – update automatically ISPsystem software products. The system updates only the packages installed from the ISPsystem repository. The packages from third-party repositories won’t be updated;
    • Update all the system packages – update automatically all packages of the operating system.

Manual upgrade

Execute the following command in the console: 

/usr/local/mgr5/sbin/pkgupgrade.sh coremanager


Every version has a separate repository which name matches the version name. Also, there are beta5 and stable5 repositories with all the versions of a software product. The repository defines a version the control panel can be updated to. “stable5” includes the stable and time-proved version of a software product. “beta5” includes the version that is still being tested. You can select a repository during the installation process.

Switch from “stable5” to “beta5”:

echo 'beta' > /usr/local/mgr5/etc/repo.version
/usr/local/mgr5/sbin/licctl fetch ispmgr --update license

More information on how to change the repository from “beta5” to “stable5” please refer to the article Change the repository from beta to stable.