cPanel Releases New httpupdate System, FastUpdate Cache

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Faster software updates possible with improved cPanel & WHM httpupdate system.

Customers, staff, and our data center technicians have all found a huge benefit in using the new fast update mirrors.

cPanel, Inc. is excited to release FastUpdate Cache, an improved httpupdate system for cPanel & WHM. The system will ultimately reduce the amount of time that it takes partners to download cPanel & WHM software updates to their servers.

FastUpdate Cache monitors httpupdate servers for the latest cPanel & WHM updates and then downloads them to servers with the FastUpdate Cache RPM installed. These servers are referred to as FastUpdate Cache mirrors. They accept update requests from cPanel & WHM servers and provide them with the most recent software versions. This httpupdate system allows large partners and resellers to speed up new feature installations for their customers’ cPanel & WHM servers.

When partners install the FastUpdate Cache RPM, they can configure their cPanel & WHM servers to download updates from the mirror. FastUpdate Cache mirrors allow for easy participation in the httpupdate network and simplifies cPanel & WHM software deployment for partners whose servers are already on the network. It is important to note that the newly-released system only functions on freshly-installed CentOS 7 servers.

"With the old update and install servers, we were seeing installation times of up to 2+ hours," said Jared Hirst, Chief Executive Officer at Servers Australia. "With the new system, we have managed to reduce this down to just over 30 minutes, not only saving time, but also saving on the need to constantly fetch files from off our network. Customers, staff, and our data center technicians have all found a huge benefit in using the new fast update mirrors."

cPanel Partners interested in setting up a server using this system can log in to Manage2 and look for “Fast Update Cache System FAQ” under the “Documentation” heading.

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About cPanel, Inc.

Since 1997, cPanel, Inc. has been delivering the web hosting industry’s most reliable, intuitive control panel. The robust automation software helps businesses thrive and allows them to focus on more important things. Customers and partners receive first-class support and a rich feature set, making cPanel & WHM the hosting platform of choice. For more information, visit

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