It’s Time to Upgrade MySQL

Beginning sometime in 2014, cPanel & WHM software will no longer support MySQL 5.1.

This EOL will provide several benefits:

  • Better pre-release testing
  • Simplified EasyApache support
  • Simplified database support

In cPanel & WHM version 11.42, we will add support for MySQL 5.6, in addition to our continued support of MySQL 5.5. Please note: If you haven’t upgraded to one of these versions before we remove support for MySQL 5.1, then you will be blocked from upgrading your server.

You can easily upgrade your server’s MySQL version with WHM’s “MySQL Upgrade” interface, which is located at: Home >> Software >> MySQL Upgrade.

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11 Responses to It’s Time to Upgrade MySQL


    Do we have any implications on upgrading from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 or 5.6. Does it create problems for existing databases?

  2. Antonio Giordano says:

    I’m anxious to see cPanel expedite the upgrade to 5.6 as an option sooner rather than later. Please make this a focus at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

    • Todd Rinaldo says:

      5.6 has already been released to CURRENT tier as part of 11.42. It should be coming to a tier near you in the coming months.

  3. ma3ih says:

    i upgrade mysql to 5.6 but middle of work my connection lost
    and now every time i try to re upgrade its just run easyapache
    and not mysql
    and cpanel show my version is 5.6 but my mysql version is 5.5

  4. Dibin Dixit says:

    I don’t see any “MySQL Upgrade” in my cPanel.. Does that mean i will never be able to upgrade ?

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