CloudLinux has recently announced a significant update in their migration tool arsenal — the stable release of ELevate. This news comes directly from the company’s latest tweet, showcasing their achievement. The journey to this stable version has been a meticulous one, with its foundation laid on November 15, 2023, when CloudLinux released the Release Candidate 2 version. Today, we’re diving into what makes this stable release a game-changer for users and hosting providers alike.

A leap towards seamless migration

ELevate’s stable release is more than just an update – it’s a bridge facilitating the smooth transition from CloudLinux 7 to CloudLinux 8. With this tool, CloudLinux aims to simplify the migration process for its users, enhancing their experience and minimizing downtime. The evolution from Beta to Stable has introduced several key enhancements, each designed to ease the migration journey:

  • Optimized Memory Usage: Memory requirements for cPanel systems have been reduced, enabling a broader range of systems to upgrade without the need for additional hardware.
  • Streamlined Upgrade Process: ELevate now temporarily disables rollout repositories during the upgrade to prevent authentication errors, ensuring a smoother transition.
  • Enhanced Security Measures: The tool automatically resolves conflicts with OpenSSL libraries, addressing potential security vulnerabilities and compatibility issues.
  • Custom Migration Logic: Tailored migration logic for MySQL Governor and upstream MySQL/MariaDB versions guarantees seamless data integrity and performance continuity.
  • Refined CLN Channel Switching: The CloudLinux Network channel switching logic has been adjusted to maintain system stability throughout the migration process.
  • Integrated cPanel Support: ELevate incorporates the official cPanel-provided elevate-cpanel script, streamlining the migration for cPanel users.

Is it ready for production?

While ELevate marks a significant milestone, CloudLinux advises caution. The tool has recently extended support for CloudLinux, and despite thorough testing, unforeseen challenges may arise, especially in systems with unique configurations. As we embrace this new development, it’s essential to proceed with caution, backing up systems and perhaps running a trial migration to ensure everything operates as expected.

The stable release of ELevate represents CloudLinux’s commitment to user satisfaction. By offering a safer, more reliable migration tool, CloudLinux continues to support the hosting community, paving the way for smoother transitions between operating systems.

As the hosting community continues to evolve, with ever-increasing demands for efficiency, security, and scalability, the role of tools like ELevate becomes increasingly critical. CloudLinux, through its dedication to innovation and user-centric development, is paving the way for a future where transitions between operating systems are seamless, less daunting, and aligned with the users’ overarching goals of stability and performance. In essence, the stable release of ELevate is a clear indicator of CloudLinux’s vision for the future — a future where technology serves as a bridge to new possibilities, rather than a barrier to progress.