How to Enable Automatic Updates Using Softaculous

Softaculous can help you keep most applications up to date to with the latest versions. Keeping software up to date is not only considered best practice, but can also be critical for a web based application, such as WordPress. The following guide will show you how to enable automatic updates/upgrades for most applications that are installed using Softaculous.

By default, Softaculous should automatically update itself every 24 hours.

Enabling Automatic Upgrades

To enable this feature for any application that supports it, follow the steps listed below.

These steps assume that you’re already logged into cPanel.

This example shows specifically how to enable this feature for WordPress.

First: Navigate to Home > SoftwareSoftaculous Apps Installer

Showing the Softaculous icon in cPanel


Second: Click on the All Installations icon

Showing the All installations icon in Softaculous


Third: Click on the Edit Details icon which should look like a pencil

Showing the Edit Details icon in Softaculous


Fourth: Scroll down and select the checkbox next to Auto Upgrade

Showing the auto upgrade option in Softaculous


Fifth: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Installation Details

Showing the Save Installation Details button in Softaculous


That’s all there is to it and we highly suggest to have your applications auto upgrade when possible to keep your site and applications up to date.

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