The CentOS Project has announced several significant changes to it roadmap that may affect infrastructure and deployment plans for online business, data centres and end users.

These changes include the following:

  • Accelerated end of life for CentOS 8, no further operating system updates will be available after 31 December 2021.
  • CentOS 8 will be transformed into an upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) call CentOS Stream. however, previous CentOS versions will remain part of the Stable branch. Meaning CentOS 8 should not be considered for use in production environments.

cPanel Support For CentOS 8 and more

Following on from the above announcements regarding the CentOS Project, cPanel will continue rollout of support for CentOS 8, this includes support for the newly announced fork of RHEL 8 and will accelerate investment in development efforts to support additional operating systems.

  • There will be an acceleration on support for cPanel on Ubuntu LTS and an expected delivery of a production ready version by late 2021.
  • Continued development efforts on cPanel to support CentOS 8 when CentOS 8 reaches its end of life (31 December 2021). You will have the option to transition your CentOS deployment to get updates from 3rd parties extending the life of CentOS 8 through to 2029.
  • CentOS will continue it support throughout its life cycle with an expected end of life 30 June 2024.

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