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For cPanel notifications such as the following example, stating that the server's kernel is out of date, please refer to the information below associated with your package type.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 KernelCare installed, which provides live patches for Linux kernel on the server to address known security issues, but cPanel does not detect it.
While KernelCare protects our dedicated server customers, it does not require server reboot as it is a "rebootless" Linux patching. The newest kernel gets installed automatically as the primary kernel as soon as CentOS release it.
New VPS Account
New VPS customers will get the new platform which is the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). KernelCare protects this platform.
Our legacy platform, Virtuozzo (VZ), was outdated. Our legacy VPS customers (VPS accounts purchased before April 13, 2021) should not be receiving these notifications. If you are concerned about the kernel version, please know that KernelCare also protects our hardware nodes. HostGator.