WHMCS – Configuring the Temporary Path (for auto updates)
A temporary path is required for staging of files during an update. It will not be possible to perform an automatic update until a writeable location is specified:
Begin by creating a directory on your server. Do this using your preferred FTP client or file manager. The temporary directory should be:
- Located outside the public doc root (similar to the attachments, downloads and templates_c directories)
- Writeable by the user running PHP
- There are no restrictions on the directory name, we suggest something descriptive (eg. updater_tmp_dir)
Make a note of the absolute path to the newly created directory.
Navigate to Utilities > Update WHMCS
Select the Configure Update Settings located towards the top right of the page.
Enter the absolute path to the newly created directory into the Temporary Path field (eg. /home/accountname/updater_tmp_dir).
Click Save Changes to complete the process.
Your now ready to run the updater again 🙂 !
Hope this article will have help other that just like me struggled on this automated update.