When Pink Hat, CentOS’s Linux father or mother firm, introduced it was “shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Pink Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream,” which is actually a beta RHEL rolling launch Linux distribution, CentOS customers had been upset. When CentOS Eight customers found they’d solely get assist till the tip of 2021, as a substitute of 2029, they had been ticked off. Now, CloudLinux has come to CentOS Eight customers’ rescue.
CloudLinux has introduced it can present updates and assist for CentOS Eight by way of December 31, 2025. This offers CentOS Eight customers a lifeline.
For organizations working CentOS Eight methods, this gives extra time to work out the correct Linux distribution. In any other case, they’d be pressured right into a hasty determination for methods migration.
After all, CloudLinux would favor CentOS Eight customers emigrate to its CloudLinux OS. It is a personalized, enterprise Linux primarily based on CentOS and RHEL. It is designed as a high-performance, light-weight server for multitenancy net and server internet hosting firms. Or, if not that, then CloudLinux’s personal CentOS 8.Four fork, AlmaLinux.
However, CloudLinux representatives inform me that they had many CentOS Eight customers ask for assist so they may have time to determine whether or not their subsequent transfer will probably be to RHEL, CloudLinux OS, a CentOS 8.x fork similar to AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux, and even one other department of the Linux household solely similar to Ubuntu. So CloudLinux opted to maintain supporting CentOS 8.
This new CloudLinux TuxCare Prolonged Lifecycle Service providing consists of 24/7 assist and updates for system parts on Linux working methods which can be now not supported by their unique vendor — that’s, reached their end-of-life date. CentOS Eight is an addition to TuxCare’s Prolonged Lifecycle Assist that covers in any other case out-of-date Linux distributions similar to Ubuntu 16.04, CentOS 6, and Oracle 6.
This service already has a protracted monitor file of growing, testing, and deploying safety patches and bundle updates for Linux distributions. For safety holes with a Widespread Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating of seven.5 or increased, the typical patch supply time is 2 days, which is best than the unique vendor’s supply time. CloudLinux is already supporting greater than 100,000 CentOS servers.
The corporate hasn’t introduced pricing but, however they will be comfortable to speak to you about CentOS Eight assist past its fast-approaching finish of life. However, it seems that it is going to be reasonably priced. For CentOS 6, TuxCare assist begins at $4.25 per occasion per 30 days.