This is because my internet traffic is limited by ISP and it's free only during a specific period throughout the day (2:00am-7:00am). I've set windows update setting to check for updates but notify me before downloading in order to prevent it from automatically using up my traffic. But then I have to manually tell it when to start downloading.
My naming convention for directories and archives which involve backing up certain files and staging updates for applications in /opt involves including the day's date. Just to make my life a tad bit easier, I figured I could use a cron job to automatically contain the day's date in a variable which automatically updates itself when the date changes.
I had set my cPanel (version 11.30.6 build 6) Update Preferences to:
Release Tier: Stable
Daily Updates: Do not update cPanel and WHM Automatically
cPanel Package Updates: Manual Updates Only
- bandmin, dovecot, exim, ftp, mysql, python all set to Inherit
- courier, nsd set to never
Operating System Package Updates: Manual Updates Only
SpamAssassin Rules Updates: Manual Updates Only
cPanel has released new builds for all public update tiers. These updates provide targeted changes to address security concerns with the cPanel & WHM product. These builds are currently available to all customers via the standard update system. If your deployed cPanel & WHM servers are configured to automatically update when new releases are available, then no action is required.