AlmaLinux today announced the introduction of their new feature ELevate which allows you to migrate between major versions of RHEL based distributions from 7.x to 8.x. This was previously not possible under CentOS and had came up during the CentOS 6.x end of life and in 2024 will come up again in the CentOS 7.x end of life. Until ELevate the only way to move to the latest version of RHEL based distributions was to deploy a new server with the desired version then configure and migrate everything to the new server.
How AlmaLinux ELevate accomplishes this feat is by utilizing Red Hat’s Leapp framework with a community created library and service for the migration set required for it. ELevate relies on the package evolution service (PES) which allows you to download, customize and submit new data sets for packages. This will allow maintainers and users alike make migrations smooth and easy. ELevate is currently under development and recommends you test your migration scenarios before attempting it. That being said let’s take a quick look at migrating a stock CentOS 7.x Hawk Host cloud compute to AlmaLinux 8.x
At Hawk Host we always value security and compatibility and with that we typically set the default PHP version to the oldest version that is still supported. PHP 7.3 is close to end of life status ( http://php.net/eol.php ) and many applications are now recommending users switch to PHP 7.4. ahead of this end of life. We thought this would be a great opportunity to move to PHP 7.4 before the holiday season starts.
If you run a website long enough, eventually you’re going to face an issue related to a DDOS attack. DDOS attacks can be frustrating, financially impactful, and make inexperienced webmasters feel hopeless when trying to resolve the problem. Companies like Cloudflare and Sucuri have made it easier for the average user to protect their sites from attacks, and while we do recommend our clients utilize those services to help protect their sites, we also saw a need to introduce our own DDOS protection for clients. As a result we are pleased to announce advanced DDOS protection is now available for customers on our shared, semi-dedicated, and cloud compute plans in our Dallas TX USA and Los Angeles CA USA locations!
We’re happy to announce that AlmaLinux is now available on all cloud compute plans! AlmaLinux is an open-source RHEL fork developed by the same team that brings us CloudLinux and is meant to be the community driven replacement to CentOS.
We are very excited to announce we’ve provided a free bandwidth upgrade for all clients on our cloud compute plans! The new bandwidth values have been applied automatically and your compute is already enjoying the benefits of having free additional bandwidth in your quota each month.
You read that right, today we’re happy to announce we’re upgrading the IO limits for all shared, reseller, and semi-dedicated plans! In fact, we’re actually tripling your IO limits, effective immediately, and entirely for free!
Won’t you be our Valentine❤? To celebrate this years lovers holiday we’re going to hook you up with a discount you’re sure to love! You can save up to 60% on a recurring discount for our cloud web hosting, semi-dedicated, reseller, or cloud compute plans. This deal is as sweet as the chocolate treats your secret admirer will be getting you to show they care!
We’re happy to announce we now officially support PHP 8.0 on all our shared, reseller and semi-dedicated and cloud web hosting services. PHP 8.0 is the first release of the 8.0 series and it comes with many outstanding improvements and new features.
At Hawk Host we always value security and compatibility and with that we typically set the default PHP version to the oldest version that is still supported. PHP 7.2 recently reached end of life status ( http://php.net/eol.php ) and with the holiday season over we thought it was finally time to change the default version to PHP 7.3 for all new accounts.
Happy New Year everyone! As we wrap up 2020 and head into 2021 we’ve decided to have one last sale to end the year. This sales includes 60% recurring discounts on all of our cloud web hosting, semi-dedicated, reseller, and cloud compute plans. We appreciate everyone who hosted with us in 2020 and we look forward to hosting with you in 2021!