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Updated EasyApache 3 Deprecation Schedule

EDIT: This post is also no longer accurate. EasyApache 3 support will end in December 2018, with nothing more than security updates effective immediately. Read the full blog post: Time to Say Goodbye to EasyApache 3 We encourage administrators that are still using EasyApache 3 to upgrade as soon as possible. If there are blockers or reasons that you are hesitating to upgrade, please let me know! 

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In July of this year we announced our goals for deprecating EasyApache 3 and migrating everyone over to EasyApache 4. With the release of cPanel & WHM version 58 we saw record adoption numbers of EasyApache 4 and have seen loads of success for our users in EasyApache 4 environments. However, along with that success have seen a lot of requests for more time to migrate existing servers to EasyApache 4, and we have seen a few really good requests for EasyApache 4 that are preventing some clients from switching. For those reasons, and to reduce the pressure on our EasyApache development team, we have decided to adjust the deprecation schedule for EasyApache 3.

New Deprecation Schedule

We are now extending EasyApache 3 support through cPanel & WHM version 62. The updated deprecation schedule will look like this:

  • v58 – EasyApache 4 is the default on new cPanel & WHM installations

    • With the release of cPanel & WHM version 58, EasyApache 4 will be the default web stack on fresh installations. EasyApache 4 offers full parity with EasyApache 3, with improved install and configuration times. You’ll still be able to use EasyApache 3 if you prefer, with a bit of extra configuration first. To use EasyApache 3 instead of EasyApache 4 at install time, issue this command before installing cPanel:

touch /etc/install_legacy_ea3_instead_of_ea4

  • v62 – Support for EasyApache 3 is Deprecated

    • The last version of cPanel & WHM to support EasyApache 3 will be version 62, currently planned for January 2017. Once version 62 goes End of Life (Currently expected in January of 2018), EasyApache 3 will receive no further updates, and will be fully deprecated.
  • v64 – Support for EasyApache 3 is Removed

    • If you have not yet converted EasyApache 4, you will be prevented from upgrading to version 64.

Where to get more information

Even with the updated deprecation schedule, EasyApache 4 won’t be supported on CentOS 5. In case you missed it, v56 is the last to support CentOS 5. If you want the benefits of EasyApache 4, you’ll need to migrate! Our Server Configuration additions to the Transfer Tool make it easier than ever before.

If you are looking for more information about EasyApache 4 you can start with this post blog post. If you’re brand new to EasyApache 4 you can watch this introduction video that Jacob Perkins put together. We have a public document for tracking the Current Status of EasyApache 4. If you have any questions, find me (@cpaneldev) or @cpaneljacob on twitter, or find Perkins on IRC (Perk on freenode).

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benny Vasquez

scripter, crafter, cPanel's Manager of Community Engagement. Facilitating communication between cPanel's amazing development team, and cPanel's amazing community. Find me on twitter: @cpaneldev