Upgrading H-Sphere to 2.3.1 Final


This document explains how to upgrade H-Sphere 2.3, 2.3.1 Beta 1-4 and 2.3.1 RC 1-3 to version 2.3.1 Final. If you have H-Sphere older than 2.3 upgrade yourself to 2.3 final first.


1. To ensure correct performance of new features, please upgrade your winbox to 2.3.1.

2. Prior to the upgrade, please adjust your custom design implementation into accordance with the rules described here. Otherwise, your custom designs may be displayed incorrectly.

3. If you are upgrading from 2.3.1 RC 2, check the the build of your H-Sphere. If it's 2.3.360, you need to reinstall 2.3.1 RC2 to get a newer build (2.3.361) with fixes to some templates.


  1. Make sure to have version 2.3 final or 2.3.1 RC 1-3 or 2.3.1 Beta 1-4 installed:
    # cat ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/HS_VERSION
  2. Download 2.3.1 Final installation package from the Positive Software site:
    * Make sure the directory you are downloading it to doesn't contain any other U23.1 file!
  3. Stop H-Sphere Control Panel using the following commands:
    (they depend on the OS type and java servlet running engine):
    Linux + ApacheJServ:
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpdcp stop
    FreeBSD + ApacheJserv:
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apachecp.sh stop
    Any OS + Tomcat:
    # ~cpanel/tomcat/tomcat.sh stop
  4. Run the update script by typing:
    sh ./U23.1
  5. Note: The help shows. Choose what you want to update and follow the help.
  6. To update H-Sphere, type:
    # install
  7. To update WebShell 3 to the latest available build, type:
    # webshell
  8. If you have custom templates using H-Sphere Freemarker validation function calls, back them up and run
    # convtempl
    This will update them to work with the improved H-Sphere data validation.
  9. If you updated SiteStudio, restart your SiteStudio ImageMaker. The simplest way to do it is type:
    # killall java
    Kill these processes one by one if you have any other java processes running.
  10. Start H-Sphere CP using one of the following commands:
    Linux + ApacheJServ:
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpdcp start
    FreeBSD + ApacheJserv:
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apachecp.sh start
    Any OS + Tomcat:
    # ~cpanel/tomcat/tomcat.sh start
  11. After your have completed the upgrade, check the version of H-Sphere using the following command:
    # cat ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/HS_VERSION

    2.3.1 is the version of H-Sphere,
    375 is H-Sphere the build number,
  12. If you offer virtual private servers, please update hsphere-vps packages.

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