Ubuntu 20.04 LTS released

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The latest long term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu is now available for new installs. Ubuntu 20.04, also known as “Focal Fossa” can be ordered at https://rimuhosting.com/order/v2orderstart.jsp. It’s also an option to consider if you reinstall an existing VPS.

The official release notes for this release are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes and will be be upstream supported until at least April 2025

Features in the 20.04 long term support release include:

  • python3 is now the default python interpreter
  • php updated to v7.4, with support for strongly typed properties and enforces stricter usage of arrays and ternary operators
  • updates to ha/clustering tools, notably now using kronosnet (or knet for short) as an essential feature, supporting dynamic configuration of new network resources
  • HAProxy 2.0
  • TLS 1.3 support is now baked in to services through the updated openssl library, so all your sites can take full advantage of the latest web encryption technology

As usual there is a supported upgrade path from previous Ubuntu releases, though customers with 18.04 LTS installs may be better to wait for the next (20.04.1) point release before updating. For anyone looking to do this, please see our recommendations at https://rimuhosting.com/knowledgebase/linux/distros/ubuntu

You can install new servers now at https://rimuhosting.com/order/v2orderstart.jsp, or contact us if you have any questions about Ubuntu 20.04.