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Storage VPS uses EOL software (OpenVZ 6 and 2.6.32)

I was looking around for a cheap VPS with low specs but lots of storage, and found the "Storage VPS" offered here. Not until after I signed up (and noticed that only very old operating systems were supported) that I realised that it runs on an ancient kernel, 2.6.32. OpenVZ 6 has been EOL since november 2019, and the RHEL6 kernel which it uses hasn't received updates since June 2020.

Are there plans to upgrade "Storage VPS" to OpenVZ 7 too?

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  • Hey,
    currently, there are no such plans.

  • Why not? How can you advertise VPS's where 4/5 of the installable operating systems are EOL and highly insecure? How can you intend for such poor-security servers to be used to store sensitive data?

  • bjobjo Member

    You could use https://gist.github.com/trimsj/c1fefd650b5f49ceb8f3efc1b6a1404d to switch to Alpine so the OS itself wouldn't be outdated.

  • Before renewing for another 2 years of hosting for a Storage VPS in October 2020 I contacted time4vps support about this who said that they are exploring options to move these servers to a new/different virtualization and will inform all the customers that have such type of server when the solution is finalized.

    Can someone from time4vps please state what is happening to update these servers or whether new Storage VPS will be available that we can migrate to?

  • We are still figuring out the best way to approach this in order to offer our customers the best services. When we will be ready we will surely let you know.

  • Is there any update on this? This problem has lasted for way too long, it's unacceptable

  • IevazIevaz Administrator

    Hello ciuigu,

    unfortunately, but no. We are still searching for solutions to upgrade Storage VPS servers, however, no deadline is foreseen yet.
    As it was said already, we will inform our clients when we will upgrade our Storage servers.

  • dima98dima98 Member

    OpenVZ 6 allows for easier storage ”overselling” plus the migration in that situation would be time costly.

  • matthiaslmatthiasl Member
    edited January 2023

    Any updates on this?
    I use a container VPS with Ubuntu 16.04. I came to the point where I can't use software and thus the server as I need it to because software I use needs to be updated in order to use it.
    I was extremely surprised to see that even for newly installed storage VPS, Ubuntu 16.04 is still the newest possible OS even though support dropped 2 years ago?? :open_mouth:
    see https://www.time4vps.com/knowledgebase/what-os-do-you-offer/

    Could you please push this internally? Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS or (next year) 24.04 LTS would be good.

  • GiedriusGiedrius Administrator

    Hello @matthiasl

    As I mentioned in another topic, the Storage VPS cannot run newer OS for now due to its kernel. We are planning changes but I have no timetable on when you could expect the new OS templates on Storage VPS.

  • nairaroynairaroy Member

    It's concerning to discover that your "Storage VPS" runs on outdated software like OpenVZ 6 and kernel 2.6.32, which haven't received updates since 2019 and 2020, respectively. Using end-of-life software poses significant security risks and limits compatibility with newer applications. Providers must keep their systems updated to ensure stability and security.

    In the meantime, if you're dealing with a VPS on Ubuntu and want to ensure your system is running the latest and most secure kernel, it's vital to know how to update it. Updating the Linux kernel can significantly enhance your system's performance and security. To understand this process better, you can refer to this complete manual on how to update or upgrade the Linux kernel in Ubuntu, which will walk you through all the necessary steps and considerations. This manual is essential for anyone looking to maintain a secure and efficient VPS environment, especially when dealing with outdated infrastructure.

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