(The Hosting News) – AHosting, a provider of premium WordPress hosting, has advised users of cPanel’s Site Software feature to check that any installed WordPress sites are at the most recent version.
The Site Software feature disables WordPress’ core update notifications and automatic updates. Although Site Software will handle updates for WordPress sites installed using the addon, in some configurations those updates are not applied, leading to potentially outdated and vulnerable sites. Theme and plugin updates are not affected.
AHosting, which uses cPanel on its shared WordPress and CMS hosting plans, is concerned that server administrators may be unaware of unpatched WordPress sites running on their server. Many administrators rely on the update system to notify them of pending updates and automatically apply minor point updates.