cPanel has announced the next Long Term Support version release date along with Apache 3 and MySQL 5.5 automatic updates will be released in early 2020.
cPanel has announced that Version 86 will be available on March 2020 and any servers running on Version 78 will automatically begin updating to the new version. cPanel also announced that unsupported software versions are vulnerable to exploits and pose a security risk and updating to a supported version helps avoiding this risk.
EasyApache 3 to EasyApache 4
As we already mentioned before, servers running EasyApache 3 are blocked from upgrading to the LTS Version 78, will be automatically upgraded to EasyApache 4. Any server currently using EasyApache 3, running PHP 5.4 and newer and are not running CloudLinux will be automatically migrated to EasyApache 4. The update is scheduled for early 2020.
MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.7
Servers using Version 78 of cPanel & WHM are blocked from upgrading to newer versions because of MySQL 5.5. Updates will begin in February 2020. Servers with a local installation of MySQL 5.5 and no databases will automatically update to MySQL 5.7 or a newer version. Automatic upgrading will take place in February of 2020. Servers that meet these requirements may receive a separate update instead of MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 5.6:
- The local MySQL server runs version 5.5.
- There are few databases on the server.
- The databases that exist on the server have a small size.
- There are a small number of users on the server.
- The my.cnf file is a standard configuration and does not contain any customization.
- No database corruption is detected.