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Unsupported Operating Systems for Gen 4 VPS & Dedicated Servers

The following Operating Systems (OS) have reached end-of-life (EOL) and are no longer supported by their vendors. As a result, server images on these OS can no longer be provisioned and technical support may be limited.

Select a question to see its answer:

Which OS are no longer supported?

Operating SystemRelease DateVendor EOL
Debian 8April 25, 2015June 17, 2018
Debian 9June 17, 2017July 18, 2020
Debian 10July 6, 2019August 1, 2022
CentOS 6July 10, 2011May 10, 2017
Windows Server 2016October 15, 2016January 11, 2022

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Which OS are currently supported?

Operating SystemRelease DateVendor EOL
CentOS 7July 7, 2014August 6, 2020*
AlmaLinux 8March 30, 2021May 1, 2024
AlmaLinux 9May 26, 2022May 31, 2027
Debian 11August 14, 2021To be determined
Debian 12June 10, 2023To be determined
Windows Server 2019November 13, 2018January 9, 2024
Windows Server 2022August 18, 2021October 13, 2026

* Actively receiving security patches until June 30, 2024

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Is my server on an unsupported OS?

You can view your server OS in your server dashboard.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. In your My Products page, select Servers.
  3. Next to the Gen 4 server you want to use, select Manage.
  4. Look under your server name to verify the OS.

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What do you recommend I do?

If your server is on an OS that is no longer supported, we strongly recommend you take this opportunity to open a new server with the latest OS and proactively migrate yourself to the new server.

We recommend migrating because major OS versions are not upgradable in the traditional sense. Migrations can involve significant changes to the underlying system, including the version of the kernel, system libraries, and various core components.

If you need help migrating, contact our GoDaddy Guides to learn about our paid migration service to a cPanel or Plesk server.

Note: After you've succesfully migrated and tested your new server, make sure to close your legacy VPS4 subscription to avoid paying for two servers.

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What happens if I don't migrate to a new server?

You can continue using your server, but using an unsupported OS poses several risks:

  • Security updates, patches, or bug fixes may no longer be provided.
  • Newer software applications or versions may not be compatible.
  • Your server may experience degraded performance.
  • Your server may violate compliance regulations.
  • Technical support may not be available for issues you encounter.

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