CloudLinux 6 Extended Support - Get more from your RHEL/CentOS 6 investment

Aug 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Sergey Khristich

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and CentOS 6 were launched on July 10, 2011. Full updates ceased May 10, 2017. On November 30, 2020, both will officially be EOL (End of Life) and will no longer be maintained. That means no bug fixes and no security patches.

CloudLinux is giving extra life to kernels based on CentOS 6 and RHEL 6.

The CloudLinux OS 6 kernel and the hybrid kernel will be maintained until June 30. 2024.
This includes full CloudLinux OS support as well; you'll get fresh releases of all CloudLinux packages till the EOL.

RHEL 8 and CentOS 8 are EOL May 5, 2029. CloudLinux OS 6 extended support, will give you the option to migrate directly from version 6 to 8 skipping version 7 entirely (CloudLinux OS 8 is in development now). This will give you more time to port and test your applications, and ensure a rock-solid and safe platform for your mission-critical processes.


The fees for CloudLinux OS 6 extended support are calculated as a sliding-scale proportion of the annual base OS license fee.

  • In the first year, the cost will be an additional 10% of the annual base license fee;
  • in the second year, the additional cost will be 20% of the annual base license fee;
  • and in the third year, the additional cost will be 30% of the annual base license fee.

Topics: CentOS, rhel, Technical Blog, Marketing Blog

Sergey Khristich

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