August 30th 2023
Like many of us, Udaya is concerned about the upcoming CentOS 7 EOL and how best to migrate a Cpanel setup to an alternative operating system. Cpanel have announced that they will stop supporting CentOS 7 from mid-2024, which might seem a long way off, but better to prepare now and perform a well organised migration at our own pace rather than wait till the last minute. So, have you decided on which OS to move to? Will you use the cPanel ELevate Project script to upgrade an existing cPanel & WHM CentOS 7 server installation to AlmaLinux 8 or Rocky Linux 8, or are you wary of what might break and prefer to make the move yourself. Are AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux, the most similar to CentOS, the only alternatives, particularly as CentOS Stream will now be the sole repository for public RHEL-related source code releases? What are your plans for migration or, if you already switched away from CentOS, which OS did you opt for and how did the move go?
This week an email was sent out to customers: "We have some important news to share. StackPath has decided to commit its entire focus to being the industry's best cloud computing platform built at the Internet's edge. With this decision, we will discontinue our StackPath CDN and legacy Highwinds CDN products. StackPath CDN and Highwinds CDN services will cease operations at 12:00 AM Central (midnight), November 22, 2023.". There's some mixed reactions in the thread, with several posters remarking that they were unimpressed with the service, but Akamai were quick to announce that it acquired assets including about 100 enterprise customer contracts from StackPath, adding approximately $20M in revenue for Akamai. The transaction does not include the acquisition of StackPath personnel or technology and the two companies will be operating under a transition services agreement for the first 90 days. Are you affected?
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