CloudLinux OS 6 has officially reached its End-Of-Life on November 30, 2020. Software that reaches its end-of-life is no longer supported by developers, which means that you no longer receive critical security patches, updates, or feature changes. Unsupported software that receives no security patches could be vulnerable to future exploits, meaning your servers and devices could be targeted. With extended CloudLinux OS 6 support, you still get patches and updates as usual until 2024, giving you plenty of time to update to CloudLinux OS 7 or 8.
What Does It Include?
CloudLinux OS 6 Extended support covers everything supported currently including critical hosting applications such as Apache, PHP, MySQL, Glibc, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and more.
How Long Does It Run?
Extended lifecycle support for CloudLinux OS 6 runs through June of 2024. This makes it possible to skip version 7 and migrate directly to CloudLinux OS 8 in 2024.
How Much Does It Cost?
For the first year, CloudLinux OS 6 customers will be charged a 10% premium on top of our current published standard CloudLinux OS pricing to cover Extended Lifecycle Support. For year two, the fee is an additional 20%, and after that time it’s 30%. This pricing* begins on December 1st for regular accounts. For CloudLinux resellers, this extended support pricing will begin on January 1. We will provide API/UI reports that help identify servers running version 6.*Customers who would like to keep their current CloudLinux OS pricing need only upgrade to version 7 or 8 and the usual pricing will apply.
Free for CloudLinux OS+ Customers
CloudLinux OS+, our newest operating system, will include extended lifecycle support for CloudLinux OS 6 for free to our OS+ customers.
Extended Support is Automatic
If you’re wondering what you need to do to subscribe to extended support, we automatically extend your support on December 1, 2020. Support continues every year until June 30, 2024 when OS 6 is officially retired.
If you need time to upgrade, CloudLinux offers extended support for OS 6 to give our clients the ability to delay deployment until 2024. No need to do anything if you need extended support. We’ll automatically add it to your subscription so that clients can conveniently leverage extended support for all necessary security patches and updates.