Extended Lifecycle Support Services for hosting providers running CentOS
Take your time for non-supported OS migration, while we deliver security patching and updates for critical elements such as Apache, PHP, MySQL, Glibc, OpenSSL, and OpenSSH.
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Without continued security updates, a server is increasingly susceptible to newly discovered vulnerabilities and associated attacks. It is challenging for organizations to migrate to the newest versions of CentOS®, but at the same time, they can not live without ongoing support either.
Now you can make this problem disappear. CentOS® 6 and CentOS® 8 Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) from CloudLinux allows you to continue your business with OS beyond the end of support… even for 4 more years if you want! All of your fixes, patches, etc will continue to flow just like today, only from our repos: simple and easy.
What is included in Extended Lifecycle Support?
PATCHES AVAILABLE SOON AFTER CVES GO PUBLIC
Our KernelCare team is famous for quickly delivering patches for critical CVEs right after the CVE goes public.
EASY SETUP, NO MIGRATION REQUIRED
Run a single script. No reboot is necessary, never interrupt your operations. Simply sync to a new repository file.
KERNEL AND CRITICAL PACKAGE UPDATES
Any Extended Lifecycle Support subscription includes regular kernel updates plus updates for critical packages including Apache, PHP, MySQL, Glibc, OpenSSL/SSH. View the full list of supported packages.
Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS past the EOL Date
EXTENDED LIFECYCLE SUPPORT FOR CENTOS 6
End-of-life Date – November 2020
Extended Lifecycle Support will last until November 2024, giving you enough time to switch your server fleet to an alternative distribution or upgrade to the newest version of your favorite Linux flavor.
EXTENDED LIFECYCLE SUPPORT FOR CENTOS 8
End-of-life Date – December 2021
Extended Lifecycle Support will last until December 2025, keeping end-of-life Linux systems secure & compliant & giving IT teams more time to make informed migration decisions.
THE BILLING CYCLE STARTS ON JANUARY 1ST, 2022
EXTENDED LIFECYCLE SUPPORT FOR UBUNTU 16.04
End-of-life Date – April 2021
Save significantly on Ubuntu 16.04 Subscription by choosing Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing Ubuntu 16.04 maintenance.
Extended Lifecycle Support service varies depending on the Linux OS that you are covering with extended support. Commonly you can expect Extended Lifecycle Support to last for at least three years – for example, at the time of writing, our CentOS® 6 Extended Lifecycle Support support lasts until November 2024, Oracle® Linux 6 Extended Lifecycle Support lasts until March 2025 and Ubuntu® 16.04 LTS support from TuxCare lasts until April 2025.
Applying TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support requires running a single command that changes the location of key repositories. More can be found in the Extended Lifecycle Support documentation.
No. You are not migrating your operating system or making any substantive changes to the way your workload is handled. Enabling Extended Lifecycle Support Service from TuxCare involves a simple change in the location of repositories. There is no downtime and no need to restart your servers. Activating TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support will not degrade your server performance, or disrupt your operations.
Extended Lifecycle Support Service by TuxCare includes updates to the kernel and other critical packages such as glibc, openssh, openssl, and zlib. httpd, mysql, php. Userspace packages will also be supported. Other supported packages include: acl, acpid, at, attr, audit, authconfig, basesystem, bash, bc, blktrace, bridge-utils, busybox, bzip2, crash, cyrus-imapd, cyrus-sasl, db4-utils, device-mapper, dhclient, dhcpv6, dmidecode, dos2unix, dovecot, ed, gcc, gd, gdb, glib2, groff, info, Iptstate, logrotate, lslk, lvm2, makedev, nfs4-acl-tools, nfs-utils, nspr, ntp, opensp, pam, perl, procmail, procps, python, rcs, rds-tools, rhnlib, rsync, rsyslog, setroubleshoot, setserial, setup, sos, stunnel, tzdata, vim, wget, yum-metadata-parser, yum-rhn-plugin.