Updater Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions

The Updater module supports updating ExpressionEngine installations and addons. But there are some limitations and guidelines.

What are the System Requirements?

Updater needs a couple of things to work correctly.

Requirement Description
php_zip Your installation needs to have the PHP ZIP extension enabled. We need this to unzip the .zip (it’s enabled by default in PHP 5.3)
post_max_size (5MB) Your server must be able to support file uploads of that are larger then 5MB. A typical ExpressionEngine installation is around 5MB in size
upload_max_size Ditto as above..
File Permissions The webserver must have write permissions to the system dir.

Is Updater MSM compatible?

Short answer: Yes MSM sites are really only seperated in the database. All files are shared among the sites.

Where does updater store backup files?

By default Updater will put them in your document_root. This can be changed in the module settings as of v2.0.5


Having problems setting up and/or using Updater? Support is offered from 10am to 4pm EST weekdays. Send us an email at help@eeharbor.com and we will respond as quickly as we can.