CentOS 8 Official Announcement

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Hi guys, I currently run two CentOS 7.9 servers at Amazon AWS, each running WHM/cPanel - which I use to host all of my client's websites and email on.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on what I might be able to do, or start planning to do, to ensure my hosting services for my clients are future proof and safe? Or is CentOS 7.9 currently the best / only option, and that a new solution will come soon?

I'm mostly concerned with how I would update the OS on these AWS servers without much downtime for my clients. I know this is a more complex question that it at first appears.

Many thanks in advance.
 

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I'm pretty sure that it will be possible to convert a CentOS 8 server to AlmaLinux, so why not start with CentOS 8 right away and convert as soon as it's available?
 

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I have several customers that still using CentOS 6 at this moment. What it the best option at this moment to upgrade the operating system but avoiding extra fee such as using Cloudlinux?

1) Upgrade to CentOS 7.4 until 2024
2) Upgrade to CentOS 8 and then switch to Almalinux when ready and being supported by cPanel
3) any other?
 

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I have several customers that still using CentOS 6 at this moment. What it the best option at this moment to upgrade the operating system but avoiding extra fee such as using Cloudlinux?

1) Upgrade to CentOS 7.4 until 2024
2) Upgrade to CentOS 8 and then switch to Almalinux when ready and being supported by cPanel
3) any other?
Centos 8 is currently supported by cpanel and is stable. You can set up your new server as centos 8 and then activate the cloudlinux fork.

Note that Centos 8 does not support versions below php 7.2.
 
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As he said he doesn't want to pay CloudLinux then CentOS 7 is still the recommended OS for new servers as it's being supported till 2024 and other options are still in progress.
 

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Thanks everyone, actually yesterday I do this simulation install CentOS 8 -> convert to Almalinux -> install cPanel and seems to be working well. But I don't have much time to add a website and test it so far. Thank you!
Yes, I converted CentOS8 to AlmaLinux fine when I tested it on a secondary backup server. Great stuff.