If you are using one of the earlier Panel versions, you can choose between two ways of upgrading to Panel 11.5: in-place upgrade or upgrade by transfer. Choosing the upgrade way is up to you. Next in this section we will provide basic considerations on both ways.
Important: If you upgrade from Panel 9 or earlier, you should perform additional steps to complete transition to the new business model used since Panel 10. The instructions on what to do after upgrading from Panel 9 and earlier are provided in the chapter Completing Upgrade from Panel 9 and Earlier Versions.
In-place upgrading implies updating Panel components within one server. This way of upgrading has the following pros and cons:
Learn how to perform in-place upgrade in In-Place Panel Upgrading.
Upgrade by transfer means moving Panel data (subscriptions, accounts, and so on) from a server with an earlier Panel version (source) to the server with a clean Panel 11.5 installation (destination). This way of upgrading has the following pros and cons:
Learn how to perform upgrade by transfer in Upgrading Panel by Transfer.
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