LinuxJanuary 27, 20210CloudLinux expands ELS services for end-of-life distros

CloudLinux announces the expansion of Extended Lifecycle Support services for end-of-life Linux distributions.

CloudLinux expands its Extended Lifecycle Support services for Linux distributions, by providing its own updates and security patches. CloudLinux’s affordable ELS service includes CentOS 6, available since November 2020 and extends to June 2024.

CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6, Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 9

Extended lifecycle support for Oracle Linux 6, which ends in March 2021, will also be available starting in February 2021 and will extend to February 2025. CloudLinux also stated that ELS for Ubuntu 16.04 which ends in April 2021 and Debian 9 which ends in June 2022 is currently under development.

The CloudLinux Extended Lifecycle Support provides years of additional time to transition to alternatives for organizations that still depend on end-of-life operating systems. According to the announcement, CloudLinux’s ELS includes updates for the kernel and all needed packages such as Apache, PHP, MySQL, Glibc, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and many others. Pricing for the ELS starts at $3 per device per month.

Igor Seletskiy, CEO and Founder, CloudLinux, said,

“At CloudLinux we realized that a large volume of Linux users are at risk, relying on unsupported operating systems (OS). That is, unless these users rapidly move to an alternative OS which is not necessarily practical. That’s why we launched Extended Lifecycle Support services for various Linux distributions, giving users more breathing room to consider their options of whether to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different Linux distribution.”

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