Configuring the Temporary Update Path
When you update WHMCS, the temporary path allows the system to stage files.
You cannot perform automatic updates unless you have specified a writeable temporary path.
To configure the temporary update path:
1. Create a directory on your server using your preferred FTP client or file manager. Make sure that this directory is outside of the public document root (similar to the
templates_c directories) and is writeable for the PHP user.
We recommend using a descriptive directory name (for example,
2. Go to Utilities > Update WHMCS.
3. Click Configure Update Settings in the top-right corner of the page.
4. Enter the absolute path for the new directory in Temporary Path (for example,
5. Click Save Changes.