MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade (Step 1 of 7)

MySQL/MariaDB is a commonly-used relational database management system that is a core service on most cPanel systems. This interface allows you to upgrade your MySQL/MariaDB server to a newer version. cPanel will automatically upgrade your MySQL/MariaDB installation to newer point releases (the third digit in the version string) because these upgrades involve little risk to your users’ data. Upgrades to new major releases (the first two digits in the version string) are more involved because there is a substantial risk of data loss. This interface attempts to walk you through the major release upgrade process. If you wish to keep your existing major release and upgrade to its latest point release, please visit the Update Server Software interface instead.

After you upgrade MySQL/MariaDB, there is no supported way to downgrade to the previous version.
The table below displays available upgrades and conversions.

Currently installed: 5.7.24

Version New Features Release Date End of Life Date