Dedicated and VPS Kernel Upgrades
For cPanel notifications such as the following example, stating that the server's kernel is out of date please refer the information below associated with your package type.
Update the system’s software by running ’yum update’ from the command line and reboot the system.
Our dedicated servers have ksplice installed, which patches the kernel on the server to address known security issues, but it is not being detected by cPanel.
While our dedicated server customers are protected by ksplice, you may wish to upgrade to the latest kernel anyway. To complete this you would only need to reboot your server. The newest kernel gets installed automatically as the primary kernel as soon as it's released by CentOS.
Our VPS customers should not be receiving these notifications. If you are concerned about the kernel version, please know that our hardware nodes are protected by ksplice, which will soon be replaced by KernelCare. HostGator VPS customers are unable to upgrade the kernel.