Upgrading 0.6 to 0.7

Fetch Updated Files

The first step in the update process is to download the new panel files from Github. The command below will download the release archive for the most recent version of Pterodactyl and save it in the current directory. Now is a good time to ensure that you're in the /var/www/pterodactyl directory as the command below will automatically unpack in whatever directory you are currently in.

curl -L https://github.com/pterodactyl/panel/releases/download/v0.7.11/panel.tar.gz | tar --strip-components=1 -xzv

Once all of the files are downloaded we need to set the correct permissions on the cache and storage directories to avoid any webserver related errors.

chmod -R 755 storage/* bootstrap/cache

Clear Compiled Assets

Previous versions of Pterodactyl attempted to cache your configuration file for speed and performance enhancements. This ended up just causing more headaches with minimal improvements in performance, so we decided to stop doing that. Running the command below will clear the cached files for you so we can continue with upgrading.


You probably only need to run this command once when upgrading from 0.6.X. Once you're upgraded we don't cache the configuration file so there is no reason to remove anything.

rm -rf bootstrap/cache/*

Once the configuration cache is removed, you'll need to clear the template cache to ensure users get the most recent templates.

php artisan view:clear

Update Dependencies

After you've downloaded all of the new files you will need to upgrade the core components of the panel. To do this, simply run the commands below and follow any prompts.

composer install --no-dev --optimize-autoloader

Update Environment

These scripts will display your current values in brackets. To keep the current values simply press enter and it will continue without making any modifications.


We've changed our recommended cache driver to be Redis, rather than Memcached. If you're using Memcached you can continue doing so with no problems, however moving forward our installation documentation will only mention Redis.

php artisan p:environment:setup
php artisan p:environment:mail
php artisan p:environment:database

Database Updates

Backup your databases

The upgrade from 0.6 to v0.7 includes some rather significant database changes. While the migration utility is able to handle everything for you, we still suggest taking a backup of your database before proceeding — just incase.


Running db:seed below will overwrite any changes you made to core Pterodactyl Nests, Eggs, or Egg Variables! This is unavoidable, and this seeder must be run. To avoid this in the future, please create custom nests, or create custom eggs for game variations.

php artisan migrate --force
php artisan db:seed --force

Cleanup API Keys

A significant change is introduced in 0.7.0 that changes how API keys are used, stored, and validated. Due to this change, all previously created keys will no longer function. In order to keep things cleaned up you'll want to remove these orphaned keys. To do so, run the command below.

php artisan p:migration:clean-orphaned-keys

Don't forget to create new keys for yourself, as well as let all of your users know they'll need to do so as well.

Set Permissions

The last step is to set the proper owner of the files to be the user that runs your webserver. In most cases this is www-data but can vary from system to system — sometimes being nginx, apache, or even nobody.

# If using NGINX or Apache (not on CentOS):
chown -R www-data:www-data * 

# If using NGINX on CentOS:
chown -R nginx:nginx *

# If using Apache on CentOS
chown -R apache:apache *