Upgrading Centos 7? or waiting?

djbaxter

Well-known member
cPanel is recommending the following:

For customers currently running CentOS 7 or CloudLinux 7, we recommend upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, AlmaLinux 8, or CloudLinux 8.

For more information, please visit https://www.1.cpanel.net/e/871471/y...h=eupfLPa9zeDxiKi12Cj9f9Eu7BNNW9TB4kDZWE9ega8

I've been running Centos for years on a dedicated server with 3 forums and several WordPress installations.

I'm also aware that Centos 7 has a year or so to go before it stops receiving support so I admit I'm a little "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"..

My questions, for those of you running Centos 7,
  1. Have you already upgraded to Ubuntu or do you have plans in the near future?
  2. How much of a learning curve is there from Centos 7 to Ubunto 20? For example, does it change any of the commands in the cPanel Terminal app?
  3. For those not upgrading in the near future, do you plan to wait until Centos reaches final EOL with no support? If so why?
 

djbaxter

Well-known member
I don't know anything about Alma but I would ask the same questions about Alma as I did about Ubuntu.

Also Ubuntu is what cPanel on my server recommended. This time they added Alma (Not interested in CloudLinux) but in past notifications they've only specified Ubuntu.

Here's the whole notification:

cPanel & WHM version 110 will be the last version of cPanel & WHM to support CloudLinux 6. cPanel & WHM version 110 will be supported through June 2024. cPanel & WHM version 112 will be the first version that does not support CloudLinux 6.

For customers currently running CloudLinux 6, we recommend upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, AlmaLinux 8, or CloudLinux 8.

For more information, please visit https://www.1.cpanel.net/e/871471/y...h=eupfLPa9zeDxiKi12Cj9f9Eu7BNNW9TB4kDZWE9ega8


cPanel & WHM version 110 will be the last version of cPanel & WHM to support CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7. cPanel & WHM version 110 will be supported through June 2024. cPanel & WHM version 112 will be the first version that does not support CentOS 7 and CloudLinux 7.

For customers currently running CentOS 7 or CloudLinux 7, we recommend upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, AlmaLinux 8, or CloudLinux 8.

For more information, please visit https://www.1.cpanel.net/e/871471/y...h=eupfLPa9zeDxiKi12Cj9f9Eu7BNNW9TB4kDZWE9ega8
 
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JonathanW

Well-known member
Alma is basically the successor to CentOS - a RHEL downstream.

cPanel has been built for RHEL clones for years whereas Ubuntu support is brand new. It's not better, just different. I'm not sure why they listed Ubuntu first as Alma is definitely the best choice for it.
 

eva2000

Well-known member
For those not upgrading in the near future, do you plan to wait until Centos reaches final EOL with no support? If so why?

Nothing wrong with CentOS 7 right now, I'd be waiting close to EL7 EOL with my Centmin Mod LEMP stack. Working on EL8/EL9 with Alma Linux/Rocky Linux compatibility support https://community.centminmod.com/tags/alma-linux-10/. Already have a few private Centmin Mod LEMP stack setup(s) tested on Alma Linux 8 for the past couple of months of testing https://community.centminmod.com/threads/alma-linux-8-5-centmin-mod-test-installation-details.22575/ :D

For me, most likely will be moving to Alma Linux 8 after CentOS 7. Just be sure to read up on many reviews/guides for Alma Linux 8 and check out their forums and reddit channels to see what's what.
 

Muddy Boots

Active member
I run all mine on CentOS7 and am patiently waiting for @eva2000 to release CMM for Almalinux (y), only then will I upgrade

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motowebmaster

Well-known member
I migrated from CentOS8 to Almalinux as well. Waited a few months for the bugs to be worked out in the migration script, and eventually did it sometime around the Christmas holiday with no issues. My hosting provider now provides Almalinux as an option on new instances.

Run Debian on a separate instance for my elasticsearch server. It's stripped-down, just to what is needed for Debian and Elasticsearch to run properly on a private network, but admit that if I made an OS change from Alma that is likely that I would move to. However, I would likely just build new and move my XF site to it.
 

djbaxter

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Run Debian on a separate instance for my elasticsearch server. It's stripped-down, just to what is needed for Debian and Elasticsearch to run properly on a private network, but admit that if I made an OS change from Alma that is likely that I would move to. However, I would likely just build new and move my XF site to it.
Alma can't run elastic search?
 

optrex

Well-known member
I moved to ubuntu a while ago from Centos and in that time I also stopped using cpanel because I found I didnt need it.
All the instructions were at digital ocean. I followed them and everthing worked. When I needed something a bit different the community answered my questions. I have no ability to recall or determine command line language, its all copy/paste into a command line.
It works really well, reduced my costs, gives me more resources towards what I'm running and has allowed me to change host more readily because I have full control.
 
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