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GasBandit

Staff member
Just got this from the host:

[#QOD-994-85308]: IMPORTANT: Migrating your OS following CentOS 7 sunset

Recently, we have noticed that you have a server with CentOS 7, which reached its end of life on June 30, 2024.
The IP address of the server in question is as follows: 192.64.115.225
Please be aware that continuing to use CentOS 7 carries significant security risks, since there is no support for this OS anymore (including fixes for any vulnerabilities). That's why we recommend that you update your OS.
Please make sure to take a fresh backup of your server before upgrading OS. Here is a video guide for your convenience: https://www.namecheap.com/support/k...255/video-how-to-create-a-full-cpanel-backup/ .
Recently, there's been an increase of reported failed cases of migrations via Elevate script used for CentOS 7 upgrade. That's why if you perform the upgrade on your end using it or other methods, make sure to have a backup.
Alternatively, we can assist with the OS upgrade by transferring all your cPanel accounts to another server with the desired setup. This ensures a rollback option, unlike the Elevate script.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
I do recommend letting them migrate to an upgraded OS.

But I don't think this is related to the recent slowdowns, which seem to have abated.
 
I knew CentOS was being sunset (sorta -- Thanks a lot, Red Hat!) but of course had no idea it impacted HF. The only thing I ever personally used CentOS for was as a free, Java-capable OS for my first attempt at a standalone Minecraft server. So maybe all these slowdowns were due to other shared VMs doing their upgrades?

The "good" news is that it looks like there is a "most compatible" upgrade path directly to full-fat RHEL, though that means the headache of migrate and config and all that, plus of course having to subscribe to RHEL. The "good" part is that it looks like RHEL now allows you to register for a free production-capable license/subscription tier/option for people using 16 or fewer systems.

--Patrick
 

GasBandit

Staff member
Says the man I'm pretty sure is still running Windows XP
Actually (begrudgingly) window 10 now, but there's also a difference between an outdated pc with one tech-savvy user behind a router and an outdated webhost fully exposed to the cloud, literally blocking new bot registrations constantly and already experiencing performance issues.

If everyone else was migrating could that have not taxed the servers enough to slow us down?
Ehhh, if they all did it simultaneously, maybe, but that'd have been an astonishing coincidence that everybody on our VM chose to migrate at the same time. My money's still on a DDOS attack.

Regardless, getting off CentOS 7 is a good idea. There's some other issues we've been ignoring or band-aiding too because fixing them would require updating something to a version that requires something else that in turn requires an OS update.
 
If everyone else was migrating could that have not taxed the servers enough to slow us down?
maybe all these slowdowns were due to other shared VMs doing their upgrades?
...I don't know which of you would have to register for the developer account. But if it's Gas, then that would mean Gas also gets to use that license to legally install/use RHEL on up to 15 of his own personal machines for ... free.

--Patrick
 
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