Development License

This server currently uses a development license. If you are using this server in a production environment, please notify immediately.

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.

Currently installed: 5.6.35

Version New Features Release Date End of Life Date
  • Improved performance and speed.
  • New query optimizer.
  • Faster joins.
  • More storage engines.
  • PAM support.
  • March 30, 2014
  • March 31, 2019
General availability
  • Improved InnoDB performance.
  • UNION ALLs can now be executed without a temporary table.
  • October 17, 2015
  • October 31, 2020
  • Improved optimizer for all-around query performance.
  • Improved InnoDB for higher transactional throughput.
  • New NoSQL-style memcached APIs.
  • Improved partitioning that helps query and manage huge tables.
  • Several replication improvements.
  • Expanded the data available through PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, and improved performance monitoring.
  • Does not support the User Statistics feature.
  • February 5, 2013
  • February 28, 2018
  • InnoDB is the default storage engine.
  • Improved scalability on multi-core CPUs.
  • Enhancements to XML functionality.
  • Semisynchronous replication.
  • December 15, 2010
  • December 31, 2015