Guides & TutorialsUpdating WHMCS Automatic UpdatesConfiguring your Desired Update Channel

Configuring your Desired Update Channel

The update channel provides control over which updated you are notified about and are installed upon request by the Automatic Updater.

Follow these steps to change the release types the automatic updater will check for:

Navigate to Utilities > Update WHMCS.

Select the Configure Update Settings located towards the top right of the page.

Choose your desired Update Channel.

For most users, we recommend choosing the Stable channel which will only apply Stable updates to your installation.

Channel
Description
Stable
Recommended for most installations of WHMCS, the Stable channel will track the latest stable version that has been released.
Release Candidate
The Release Candidate channel will allow you to receive releases after beta testing but before they are released to the Stable tier.
Beta
The Beta release channel will allow you to receive the very latest versions of WHMCS. This tier should only be selected for development and test based installations.
Current Version
This channel will restrict you to only receiving maintenance updates for the major/minor version that is currently installed. For example if the installed version of WHMCS is 7.0.0-GA, admins will be offered upgrades to 7.0.1-GA and 7.0.2-GA, but not 7.1.0.

Click Save Changes to complete the process.