Upgrading the Frontend

One-Click Update

On certain system configurations we offer a 1-click update which will download the latest release.

This feature is only available when php-zip is enabled and the folder is writable by the apache user.

When an update is available, the main administrator will see an “Update” under the “Help” section. You can check for updates by going to Help > Check for Updates.

Manual Update

  1. Backup your existing installation and database
  2. Download the latest release from our Members Area
    1. Navigate to “My Services”
    2. Click “Details” next to your license
    3. At the top of this page you should see a “Downloads” tab which contains the installation files
  3. Extract the contents of the frontend archive
  4. Upload the files to the location of your current installation
  5. Visit the installation in your browser
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen

Clean Update

  1. Backup your existing installation and database, note the permissions on the mysql.conf.php and templates_c folder
  2. Delete the existing files, leave the database alone
  3. Download the latest release from our Members Area
    1. Navigate to “My Services”
    2. Click “Details” next to your license
    3. At the top of this page you should see a “Downloads” tab which contains the installation files
  4. Extract the contents of the frontend archive
  5. Upload the files to the location of your current installation
  6. Upload the mysql.conf.php from your backup
  7. Restore permissions of mysql.conf.php and templates_c
  8. Visit the installation in your browser
    1. If you are prompted with a new install instead of an upgrade DO NOT PROCEED
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen

Any modifications to the template or php files should be backed up, updating will replace all stock files.

The changelog is located at http://wiki.gsp-panel.com/development:changelog