Centos8 with updates until 2029?

rene123

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Hello. If I install cpanel on Centos8 when it's released as stable (should happen soon?), will there be an easy way to keep it updated until 2029 without having to reinstall the whole server?

Can someone clarify the quoted part below?

Ref: https://blog.cpanel.com/centos-8-end-of-life-announcement/

We will continue development efforts on cPanel to support CentOS 8; when CentOS 8 does reach end-of-life on December 31, 2021, you can transition your CentOS deployment to get updates from 3rd parties that will extend the life of CentOS 8 through 2029.
 

andrew.n

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Don't install CentOS 8 as it will not be supported after 2022. Get CentOS 7 for now which has a support till 2024.
 
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cPRex

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The most helpful details can be found in the following thread here:


While we're still doing our development work on CentOS 8, I'd also recommend CentOS 7 at this time.
 
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rene123

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I went with Centos7... But I must say installing a brand new server right now is not the best of times. 2024 is not far away and a brand new server will still have years to go by then... So I will probably be forced to switch server again then despite it's working just fine.
 

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5 years is 5 years..that's a lot of time for servers. If you rent a server then 5 years later I'm pretty sure you can get better deals for the same or even lower price.
 

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5 years is 5 years..that's a lot of time for servers. If you rent a server then 5 years later I'm pretty sure you can get better deals for the same or even lower price.
Rental prices are only going up. So it is unlikely that in five years the price will be lower.
 

andrew.n

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that's not true. You can't get the same amount of money for a gadget after 5 years....techs are developing rapidly. You will get more features, more power for less after 5 years.
 

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Centos 8 main fork support > December 2021
Centos 8 cloudlinux fork > 2029 December

After installing Centos 8, you will be able to switch to the fork developed by cloudlinux and get support until 2029.
 

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To piggy back on the @vacancy post, the important section of that is this:

"If you are running CentOS 8 - we will release an OS very similar to CentOS 8 based on RHEL 8 stable. We will provide stable and well-tested updates until 2029 - completely free. You will be able to convert from CentOS 8 at any moment by running a single command that switches repositories & keys."
 

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Short term I'd have to agree with @rene123 and I'd go with CentOS V7. cPanel on V8 is very new. CloudLinux extended support and CentOS V8 is very new. While I hate having to do sever migrations, I'd opt for stable/know/an extra migration over new and untested (i.e. very few implementations).
 
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I would agree totally with everyone here CentOS v7 for now is the way to go.

even if CentOS - ReHat decides to cut us short of 2024 EOL - 7 is stable and secure.

Then at that time, we can migrate to the CentOS 8 from cloudlinux or abort and go with another operating system..

But I think that will give cPanel and Cloudlinux enough time to get things working properly and stable with cPanel - CentOS 8 - Cloudlinux version of CentOS almalinux.com

just my 2 cents for what's its worth

Spiro G