I updated all from admin/packages and found to day that I have to upload the update.php and corresponding file then run it because I got the error message that the files were 1.1.14 but database was still 1.1.13
That's - Sadly - just a misleading error message. The DB version is not the error, it is just extra info for you to use for debugging the actual error displayed. If the last time the DB was updated, was on 1.1.13 then the DB version will stay on 1.1.13 even with you running the update.php
The actual error you should be looking at, is usually displayed before the DB version notice
In short - You can safely ignore the DB version numbering, and concentrate on whatever the error was you actually got.