Almalinux and centos 7 for cpanel

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Hello,

The cpanel/whm provides warning on dedicated server as need to upgrade from centos OS to almalinux...

What is difference between on both OS (centos and almalinux)?

Will cpanel dedicated server works properly if we did not change/update OS?

Thanks
 

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Based on recent cPanel communications and alerts, it seems CentOS 7 will not be supported beyond the next major cPanel update (version 110). Also, they've listed End Of Life date for CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and CloudLinux 7 as June 30, 2024.
 

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The cpanel/whm provides warning on dedicated server as need to upgrade from centos OS to almalinux...

What is difference between on both OS (centos and almalinux)?

Will cpanel dedicated server works properly if we did not change/update OS?
AlmaLinux is a community-driven, open-source Linux distribution designed as a replacement for CentOS. CentOS is a popular Linux distribution that was acquired by Red Hat, and its future development has shifted to CentOS Stream, which is intended to serve as a rolling preview of upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) releases. AlmaLinux, on the other hand, aims to provide a stable and free alternative to RHEL, with long-term support and compatibility with RHEL-based applications and services.

The main difference between CentOS and AlmaLinux is their upstream sources. CentOS is derived from RHEL, while AlmaLinux is a fork of CentOS created by the team at CloudLinux. While both distributions share many similarities, AlmaLinux is designed to be a drop-in replacement for CentOS, with full compatibility with CentOS packages and repositories.

Regarding cPanel/WHM, it's recommended to upgrade to AlmaLinux or CentOS Stream for optimal performance, stability, and security. While cPanel can technically run on CentOS 7, it's no longer supported and will not receive security updates or patches. If you choose to continue running CentOS 7, you risk leaving your server vulnerable to security exploits and other issues.

In summary, upgrading to AlmaLinux or CentOS Stream is strongly recommended for cPanel/WHM users, as it provides a stable, secure, and fully supported platform for hosting websites and applications. Failure to upgrade the operating system can leave your server vulnerable to security risks and performance issues.
 

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Thanks for reply.....

Is it possible to upgrade directly from centos to almalinux without lossing any data??

Because most of users say that updation makes data loss and lot of errors so whats your suggestion??
 

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It is possible to upgrade from CentOS to AlmaLinux without losing any data, but it's important to take certain precautions to ensure a successful upgrade.
Before upgrading, you should make sure that your data is backed up in case of any unexpected issues or errors during the upgrade process. It's also a good idea to test the upgrade process on a non-production system or in a testing environment first to make sure it works correctly.

The upgrade process from CentOS to AlmaLinux involves replacing the CentOS packages with equivalent AlmaLinux packages. This can be done using the AlmaLinux migration tool, which is designed to automate the upgrade process and minimize the risk of data loss or errors.

However, it's important to note that the upgrade process can still be complex and may require manual intervention or troubleshooting if there are issues with specific packages or configurations. It's always a good idea to review the documentation and guidelines provided by AlmaLinux and perform the upgrade with caution, especially on production systems.

If you are not comfortable performing the upgrade yourself or have concerns about potential issues or data loss, it may be a good idea to seek the assistance of a professional or experienced system administrator.
 

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Ok, we will make first backup and then try to do upgrade process.....
 
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