# Upgrading

Upgrading the Panel is a relatively simple process. Below you will find a list of articles that will walk you through the upgrade process for each version of the software.

# Maintenance Mode

Whenever you are performing an upgrade you should be sure to place your Panel into maintenance mode. This will prevent users from encountering unexpected errors and ensure everything can be upgraded before users encounter potentially new features.

# Put the Panel into maintenance mode and deny user access
php artisan down

# Bring the Panel back up to receive connections.
php artisan up

# Restarting Queue Workers

After every update you should restart the queue worker to ensure that the new code is loaded in and used.

php artisan queue:restart

# Version Specific Guides