Upgrading H-Sphere to 2.4 Beta 3


This document explains how to upgrade H-Sphere from 2.3.1 Patch 9 or earlier 2.4 betas to 2.4 Beta 3. If your H-Sphere is lower than 2.3.1 Patch 9, please update to this version first.


This version is not yet stable and should not be installed on production servers or systems with over 1000 accounts.

Don't forget to upgrade Winbox to 2.4 beta 3 to ensure correct performance of Windows-based hosting.


  1. Make sure to have H-Sphere 2.3.1 Patch 9 or an earlier 2.4 beta installed:
    # cat ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/hsphere.properties | grep HS_VERSION
  2. Stop H-Sphere using one of the following commands:
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpdcp stop
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apachecp.sh stop
  3. Run the update script by typing:
    sh ./U24.0b3
  4. Note: The help shows. Choose what you want to update and follow the help.
  5. To update H-Sphere, type:
    # install
  6. Important! Do not update Site Studio or WebShell without updating H-Sphere control panel.

  7. To update your SiteStudio to 1.6 RC3, type:
    # ss
    then kill your SiteStudio ImageMaker:
    # killall java
    Kill these processes one by one if you have any other java processes running.
  8. H-Sphere 2.4 will use WebShell4 by default. To use WebShell3, set in hsphere.properties:
    For correct performance of WebShell4, you must have 1.3.29 apache update.
  9. If your system database holds data in international encoding format, update it to UTF-8.
  10. Update your Winbox to 2.4 beta 3.
  11. Start H-Sphere CP using one of the following commands:
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpdcp start
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apachecp.sh start
  12. Check the version of H-Sphere using the following command:
    # cat ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/hsphere.properties | grep HS_VERSION

    You will see a line similar to this:
    2.4.0 is the version of H-Sphere,
    411 is H-Sphere build,

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