As some of you already know that CentOS/RedHat decided to support only CentOS Stream in the future, here is some info about the end of the life for each version:
– CentOS 8 till the end of 2021
– Centos 7 till June of 2024
– CentOS 8 Stream will be only supported as an upstream version
Our plans are to have custom delayed repositories of the CentOS Stream which allow us to make the CentOS Stream a stable version.
We have already deployed and tested our own repositories for CentOS 8 Stream and we will keep multiple repositories allowing you to choose between:
– latest (default CentOS Stream repository)
– stable (from CWP repository)
– delayed: multiple stable versions (from CWP repository)
Management of the repositories for CentOS 8 Stream will be done from the CWP.admin and our plan is to have it released this month in December 2020.
Many people are scared about the CentOS 8 Stream but we see this as an opportunity to provide the latest new features to all our clients and with our custom repositories we can also guarantee stability.
There is also some news about additional new Linux branches coming from CentOS, we will probably support the best of them.
Some already announced coming soon are CloudLinux OS and Rocky Linux.
Please note that currently we still recommend CentOS 7 as the best version to get installed as it also provides our CWP Secure Kernel which is very important for server security and especially for shared web hosting servers.