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Secure Long-Term PHP Support

Upgrading from an older version of PHP to PHP 8 can require rewriting 50-60% of existing PHP code – and that’s just to maintain existing functionality, leaving no room for the new features that businesses anticipate the most.

With Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) for PHP, you can keep your systems running smoothly and avoid large-scale code refactoring while using your existing version of PHP for years to come.

  • Save money on code refactoring and redirect the man-hours saved to producing additional business value
  • Protect your organization’s legacy applications against emerging threats
  • Maintain compliance with standards including PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and others

Why Get ELS for PHP from TuxCare?

We support all major Linux OS versions including AlmaLinux, CentOS, Ubuntu and Oracle


You can choose and install one PHP version or multiple PHP versions on a single server


Each version of PHP comes with an extensive list of preconfigured and tested PHP extensions


We are committed to supporting end-of-life PHP runtimes well beyond other vendors


Find out how much it will cost to secure your workloads
built on outdated PHP versions

Receive security patches for end-of-life PHP versions
on both current and end-of-life operating systems


Most major current Linux OS versions


ELS for end-of-life versions of:

TuxCare Is Your Trusted Technology Partner

TuxCare has delivered patches and bug fixes for various Linux distros for over 10 years.

TuxCare’s products secure more than 1.3 million production workloads.

We have over 2300 customers from multiple industries around the world.

TuxCare has patched more than 2100 CVEs without reboots over the years.

We support more than 60 Linux
distro versions.

Track and Understand the Implications of PHP CVEs

TuxCare CVE Tracker provides detailed information on
every PHP CVE with its current status

Ask us if Extended Lifecycle Support is
compatible with your unique environment
and current version of PHP

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8

End of life: June 2024

You can rely on Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8 to continue receiving security updates all the way through June 2028 – so that you have enough time to migrate to another Linux distribution securely.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 6

End of life: December 2020

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support gives you the same official security patches you used to get with CentOS 6, and we’ll continue to provide you with ongoing security support right through to November 2026.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 7

End of life: June 2024

CentOS 7 is going end of life in June 2024, but you can enjoy ongoing security updates through June 2029 with our Extended Lifecycle Support – buying time to plan your migration, while keeping your workload safe.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 8

End of life: December 2021

All the way through January 2026, you can rely on TuxCare for Extended Lifecycle Support to cover security updates for your CentOS 8 Linux distribution – so that you have enough time to migrate to another distro.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6

End of life: March 2021

TuxCare will deliver Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6 until December 2024, saving you significantly on costs compared to Oracle Linux Premier Support while providing the same vulnerability coverage.

Extended Lifecycle Support for PHP v0

Multiple EOL Versions

Buy yourself and your organization time to develop new production code while receiving ongoing security patches for out-of-support PHP versions with Extended Lifecycle Support to maintain the safety of your systems.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Python 2.x

End of life: January 2020

Python Extended Lifecycle Service from TuxCare breathes new life into code written for Python 2.7 so you can continue using your existing software on AlmaLinux, Rocky, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 as before.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 16.04

End of life: April 2021

Save on costs compared to Ubuntu Pro for Ubuntu 16.04 when you choose TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing security maintenance, which will keep you protected for up to 4 years past the end-of-life date.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 18.04

End of life: June 2023

Choose TuxCare for Ubuntu 18.04 extended support and save significantly over an Ubuntu Pro subscription from Canonical, with security updates for your Ubuntu workloads lasting until April 2028.


PHP is a popular open-source scripting language widely used for web development, allowing developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. It is integral to many web applications and websites for server-side scripting.

The PHP community actively supports the latest few releases with security updates and bug fixes, with PHP 8.3 being the latest release. TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) offers additional support for older, end-of-life versions – like PHP 5.x to 7.x – beyond the community’s support timeline. New PHP versions are also available in the same repository.

Upgrading to a newer version of PHP typically involves testing your web applications for compatibility, updating deprecated code, and ensuring all dependencies are compatible with the new version. It’s a critical process to maintain security and performance but can be incredibly resource intensive.

Extended support for end-of-life PHP versions allows your organization to maintain critical applications securely without the immediate need for costly and time-consuming upgrades. This support includes security patches and bug fixes for older versions, mitigating vulnerabilities.

TuxCare provides Extended Lifecycle Support for several end-of-life PHP versions, including but not limited to PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4. We make current PHP versions including PHP 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 available in our repository as well. This allows businesses to access whatever versions they need from a single source and continue using outdated versions securely while planning their upgrade path.

TuxCare’s ELS can extend the life of your PHP versions by providing critical security updates and support for years beyond the official end-of-life date. This gives your organization ample time to plan and execute a transition to a supported version of PHP. If commercial demand for support for a specific version of PHP falls, we will announce the end of support for that version one year in advance – giving our users ample time to figure out their next steps.




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