There are four ways to perform Panel deployment: installation, upgrade, transfer, and migration. Depending on your needs, you should choose the scenario that suits you best. For users of other hosting panels, migration is the only way to switch to Panel 11.0. Let us take a closer look at the possible deployment scenarios:
Installation. If you want to deploy to a single server, you should download and run the installer utility from the official Parallels website. The installation wizard will guide you through all the steps that are necessary to successfully install Panel. This scenario is called "manual" because you interact with the installer. If you have a larger park of servers, we recommend that you install Panel in an automated, unattended, manner. This is done by providing the installer utility with all necessary details as command-line arguments. For mass Panel deployments, we recommend that you install Panel instances to Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. Learn more in the chapterInstalling Panel.
Upgrade. If you use an earlier Panel version, you can upgrade it to a later version when it is available. There are two ways of upgrading Panel:
In-place upgrade is a process of updating Panel components on a server. As well as installations, in-place upgrades can be performed manually or automatically on a number of Panel servers. Learn more in the chapter In-Place Panel Upgrading.
Upgrade by transfer implies transferring of Panel data from your current Panel server (source server) to a server with a clean installation of the latest Panel version (destination server). Learn more in the chapter Upgrading Panel by Transfer.
Each way of upgrade is better in certain cases: In-place upgrade is faster and does not require preparing an additional server, while upgrade by transfer supports a wider list of Panel versions and allows you, for example, to move from a server with a currently unsupported operating system. To find out which way is the most suitable for you, refer to the chapter What Upgrade Way to Choose.
Panel supports transferring hosting data (for example, service plans, subscriptions with content, and so on) from one Panel server to another. This allows you, for example, to seamlessly move your Panel to a more productive server. To learn how to transfer Panel data, see the chapter Transferring Panel Data.
Migration. Migration is the only way to switch to Panel from other hosting solutions (CPanel, Confixx, and other). This is done by transferring hosting data from a source server to Panel. To learn from what hosting solutions you can migrate to Panel and how to do it, see the chapter Migrating to Panel.