This is a required upgrade to ensure that all of our servers continue to receive support from cPanel (cPanel are discontinuing support for CentOS v5 from March 2017) and this is also required to enable us to upgrade to a newer version of PHP in the near future across all of our servers, as well as enabling some new features for all customers.
There are only a small proportion of customers affected by this upgrade as we have very few CentOS v5 servers in production and the process is also very straightforward. Details of the applicable changes are e-mailed in advance to any customers with accounts concerened and we manage the entire migration process.
If you have any questions regarding this work, please do open a support ticket and we will be happy to explain this in more detail.
Friday, April 8, 2016