ServerPilot makes it easy to run fast PHP applications on Ubuntu servers.
ServerPilot also enables automatic security updates on your servers and monitors your servers and apps.
ServerPilot has supported all Ubuntu LTS releases starting with Ubuntu 12.04. However, all new installations must use either Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 20.04.
Every two years, Ubuntu releases a version that they support for five years. These are called Ubuntu LTS releases. LTS stands for "long term support."
Non-LTS releases, such as 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10, only receive nine months of security updates.
Ubuntu also tests LTS releases more than other releases and orients them toward production usage.
Each Linux distro and version we support requires extra time for development, packaging, and testing. To provide the most secure and reliable service that we can, we've decided to focus our energies on supporting Ubuntu LTS.
Additionally, as non-LTS Ubuntu releases have such a short (nine-month) window where they receive security updates, using those releases on production servers can be dangerous. Security is very important to us and our users. We choose to support only the LTS releases (18.04, 20.04, etc.) to ensure our users keep receiving Ubuntu security updates.
If there is a particular feature or package version in a non-LTS release that you need, please let us know. We package certain software ourselves (for example, PHP, Nginx, and Apache) to ensure ServerPilot users have the latest, fastest, and most secure versions of the software that is used by their websites.