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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.

  • Dibin Dixit

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

    • Todd Rinaldo

      The Interface is in WHM, not cPanel. Do you own the server?

      • Dibin Dixit

        Nope, it’s owned by znetlive service. It’s a Linux hosting BTW

        • Todd Rinaldo

          It’s their responsibility to maintain and upgrade MySQL at a server level.

          • Dibin Dixit

            Thanks Todd. I will file a ticket soon. 🙂

  • ma3ih

    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

    • Todd Rinaldo

      You should open a ticket with cPanel so we can help you fix this problem.

  • Antonio Giordano

    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

      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.


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