The GreenGeeks crew is happy to announce that we’ve begun deploying AlmaLinux 8 on our Managed VPS platform.
How does this have an effect on my present VPS?
Current VPS plans won’t be affected by this modification. Solely newly deployed containers will make the most of AlmaLinux 8.
All present CentOS 7 containers will attain Finish of Life on June 30, 2024, after which they’ll obtain no additional safety updates.
What’s the distinction between AlmaLinux and CentOS?
AlmaLinux is a variant of Crimson Hat Linux maintained by the CloudLinux crew as a substitute for CentOS 8.
The CloudLinux crew created AlmaLinux when the discharge mannequin for CentOS 8 unexpectedly modified to a rolling launch, and the CentOS crew introduced they might not be sustaining CentOS 8.
The launched AlmaLinux distribution has minimal variations from CentOS and totally helps cPanel.
What enhancements can I anticipate with AlmaLinux?
- Newer Linux Kernel model
- Up to date software package deal variations
- Improved networking stack
- Overhaul of the package deal administration system (yum vs dnf)
What PHP Variations can be found with AlmaLinux?
AlmaLinux supplies the next PHP variations:
- PHP 7.2
- PHP 7.3
- PHP 7.4
- PHP 8.0
- PHP 8.1
Variations under PHP 7.2 are NOT out there on AlmaLinux 8-based VPS; these PHP variations are nonetheless out there on CentOS 7.
How do I improve to AlmaLinux on my present CentOS VPS?
Sadly, an in-place improve isn’t attainable in your CentOS 7 VPS. Current CentOS 7 containers will proceed to obtain safety updates till June 30, 2024.
If you happen to want to improve to AlmaLinux, buy a brand new VPS and submit a Migration Request inside your GreenGeeks Dashboard. The GreenGeeks Help Workforce will copy over your present cPanel accounts and any associated settings freed from cost.