On June 30, 2024, CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7 will reach End-of-Life (EOL) and will no longer be supported. After this date, servers with these operating systems will not receive critical security updates leaving them at greater risk from vulnerabilities and security threats. Our recommendation is to migrate to a new operating system as soon as possible. 

cPanel v110 Extended Lifecycle Support 

Starting July 1st, 2024, cPanel is providing 30-days free, continued security updates and support for clients using CentOS 7 or CloudLinux 7 on cPanel v110 through cPanel’s Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) program. 

On August 1st, 2024, you may continue to use the ELS program automatically for an additional fee of 10% of your total cPanel bill. (Please let us know if you would like to opt-out of this program, and you will not be billed.) This pricing will potentially increase after January 1st, 2025. The ELS program ends January 1st, 2026. The ELS program is a stopgap solution to give you more time to plan and migrate to a new operating system at the pace that works for you. 

Migration Options  

Several migration options are available, depending on your unique server needs. For clients on our older Classic Hosting platform, upgrading beyond CentOS 7 may require a move to our Velocity platform where newer operating systems are supported. 

  • cPanel ELevate Project – The cPanel ELevate Project migration tool is available to upgrade an existing cPanel RHEL 7 based server installation to a RHEL 8 based installation. For example, this script can be used to upgrade CentOS 7 to AlmaLinux8, or CloudLinux 7 to CloudLinux 8.  
  • AlmaLinux ELevateThe AlmaLinux  ELevate Project migration tool is available to upgrade from CentOS 7 to other Linux distributions, such as AlmaLinux 8 or Rocky Linux 8. Other distributions may also be used; however, they may be untested by Vivio.  
  • Ubuntu 22.04 – cPanel’s Transfer Tool may be used to migrate your server to a new Ubuntu 22.04 server. This type of migration will require added set up to provide you with new IP’s, DNS updates, and other tasks depending on your unique set up.  

Support 

We understand that this is a complex decision. Please reach out to our SysOps Support team if you’d like them to review your servers and give more specific recommendations for your unique hosting set up. We’re here to help if you have any questions.  

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