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MySQL - support versions through end of Oracle's extended support date so not forced to upgrade

a289 shared this idea 3 years ago
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In WHM on the "MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade" page, it lists MySQL 5.5 as being only supported through December 31, 2015, and MySQL 5.6 as only being supported through Feb 28, 2018. These dates correspond to the "Premier Support End" dates from Oracle as noted at the bottom of "Page 19" of http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-technology-069183.pdf


However, in that same table, Oracle lists the extended support date for each as being 3 years later (Dec 2018 for MySQL 5.5 and Feb 2021 for MySQL 5.6). I propose that cPanel support MySQL versions through the extended support end date so that we aren't forced to deal with upgrades as quickly as we otherwise would have had to.


If this isn't done, then how discouraging to be on the newest MySQL version that cPanel offers yet know we're going to have to update in less than 2 and a half years and deal with that for all the sites on the server.

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Hey all! I'm back with good news! It looks like I was wrong, and we are planning to support MySQL versions through their End of Life as defined by Oracle. The WHM interface was updated in cPanel & WHM Version 78 to reflect that change.

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Thanks very much for this request, but adjusting our support plans isn't anticipated at this time. If that changes, we'll be back here to let everyone know!

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Hey all! I'm back with good news! It looks like I was wrong, and we are planning to support MySQL versions through their End of Life as defined by Oracle. The WHM interface was updated in cPanel & WHM Version 78 to reflect that change.

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