Upgrading 0.7 Series

This documentation covers the process for upgrading within the 0.7.X series of releases. This means upgrading from — for example — 0.7.3 to 0.7.11. Do not use this guide for upgrading from 0.6 or upgrading to 0.8.

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 the archive into your current folder.

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

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

Clear Compiled Template Cache

You'll also want to clear the compiled template cache to ensure that new and modified templates show up correctly for users.

php artisan view:clear

Database Updates

You'll also need to update your database schema for the newest version of Pterodactyl. Running the two commands below will update the schema and ensure the default eggs we ship are up to date (and add any new ones we might have). Just remember, never edit core eggs we ship! They will be overwritten by this update process.

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

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 *