Announcing Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

April 26, 2018

We're happy to announce immediate support for Ubuntu 18.04 (code named "Bionic Beaver"). This latest Ubuntu LTS version was released a few hours ago.

Ubuntu 18.04 is the next in the line of Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) releases following 16.04. We've been preparing for 18.04 while it was in beta so ServerPilot users could begin using 18.04 as soon as it was released.

We expect popular server providers such as DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, Rackspace, Amazon EC2, and Google Compute Engine to release 18.04 images soon.

Ubuntu 18.04 includes Linux kernel 4.15 and focuses on stability, performance, and security improvements. Starting with Ubuntu 18.04, as an additional defense against exploitation of memory corruption vulnerabilities, applications are compiled by default as position independent executables (PIE) with immediate binding, allowing more effective use of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR).

Like other Ubuntu LTS releases, Ubuntu will provide support and security updates for 18.04 for five years. For 18.04, that means support through 2023.

For ServerPilot users, all of your applications will work seamlessly on Ubuntu 18.04. ServerPilot packages the latest versions of PHP, Nginx, and Apache for all Ubuntu LTS versions.

If you have a server running Ubuntu 16.04, you don't need to upgrade it. Ubuntu 16.04 will continue to receive security updates and bug fixes until 2021.

Learn more about ServerPilot's support for Ubuntu LTS.