CloudLinux 7 and CentOS 7 End of Life Update

koree

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cPanel & WHM version 110 will be the last version of cPanel & WHM to support CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7. cPanel & WHM version 110 will be supported through June 2024. cPanel & WHM version 112 will be the first version that does not support CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7.

For customers currently running CentOS 7 or CloudLinux 7, we recommend upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, AlmaLinux 8, or CloudLinux 8.

For more information, please visit https://docs.cpanel.net/knowledge-base/third-party/third-party-software-end-of-life-policy/
 
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jeffschips

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Kindly explain to users:

1) how to get the their version of cPanel & WHM?
2) how to get their version of the running OS?
3) Is the following link the one that spells out how long each OS will last?
 

Steini Petur

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Kindly explain to users:

1) how to get the their version of cPanel & WHM?
2) how to get their version of the running OS?
3) Is the following link the one that spells out how long each OS will last?
1 and 2 you see as you log onto your WHM (see image, its on the right side)

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and 3. yes yes it is a page for the EOL

PS: Dont mind my v6 server, its being migrated tomorrow morning ;)
 
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cPRex

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@PCZero - you'll be stuck on version 110, which will likely be out in Q1 of 2023. That will likely be the next LTS and then you'll have until the following June until that no longer receives security updates. So you still have a good amount of time to make a plan.
 

LyonStanford

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Version 110 of cPanel & WHM will be the last version to support CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7. But don't worry, it'll still be supported until June 2024! After that, version 112 will be the first version that won't support those systems. If you're still using CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7, now's the time to start thinking about upgrading. And for those who can't upgrade just yet, there's always Extended Lifecycle Support to keep you covered. If you're looking for more info on how to make the transition, check out https://tuxcare.com. I know change can be tough, but trust me, it'll be worth it in the end.
 
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loyalcom

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Hello

I have 4 dedicated server with a renowned hosting provider. Yesterday i request them to upgrade CentOS 7 to AlmaLinux 8. But they said at dedicated server unable to upgrade CentOS 7 to AlmaLinux 8.

They say first i have a go for a new server with AlmaLinux 8 the migrate data to new server.

Is it true???
 

PCZero

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I just had my server copany do an OS reload on AlamLinux. I have CentOS 7. Went smoothly at no cost. Once the OS reload was done I siply restored the backups I ran right before they started and in no time everything was back up to speed.
 

loyalcom

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@loyalcom - it's completely possible that other things beyond the operating system and cPanel may not support an in-place upgrade. You can always ask your host what those blockers are, as that isn't something we would know on our end.

I want to convert from CentOS to AlmaLinux OS. How do I do it?
Switching Linux distros can be a headache, but that is not the case when switching from CentOS to AlmaLinux OS. Just like CentOS, AlmaLinux OS is a 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL®, so switching is simple.
 

dexus

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I have to say that this is not really fair from cPanel. I believe RHEL7 should receive new cPanel versions for much longer.

Why to stop on cPanel version from Q1 of 2023, if RHEL7 will be EOL in Q3 of 2024. That is around 18 months on supported OS without new cPanel versions on RHEL 7.

Is this what we really deserve with increased license pricing? I would expect opposite, new cPanel versions even after OS EOL if using ELS.
 

dexus

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No, that does not help. I understand that, and I think that is not fair from cPanel. CentOS 7 or CloudLinux 7 should receive new cPanel versions and new features at least while EL7 OS is still supported, so I would expect that cPanel on EL7 based OS get all new version up to Q2 2024 or even longer if ELS is used, instead LTS 110 version from Q1 2023.
 

bellwood

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Why is it not fair that cPanel won't further support a dying OS to make it easier for admins that are simply delaying the inevitable?

If your host can't/won't help you, get a new host. If the cost to spin up a new instance and move your accounts over is too much, then perhaps you're charging too little?

I'd much rather have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS support than more CentOS 7 support - get me off this sinking ship ASAP!