by Elliot Christenson on February 14, 2017 - 6:52pm

Originally, we announced Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (LTS) back in November 2015. We promised support until February 24th, 2017 (one year after official support ended).

Then, we extended support until February 24th, 2018. While we aren't quite ready to commit to extending support beyond that, as we encroach upon that original February 2017 deadline, we wanted to make sure that our clients understand that we will keep handling their Drupal 6 sites for (at least) another year.

We're here to support you with Drupal 6, 7, 8 and beyond.

We plan on deciding in Summer 2017 how much longer (if at all) we will be extending beyond that second extension. Our goal is to announce with adequate time for all of our clients to make proper accomodations when that time comes. That's the reason for this update.

Remember, there are still thousands of Drupal 6 sites in operation, and they aren't getting updates! Please send them our way. No Drupaler Left Behind.

If you're interested in Drupal 6 Long-Term Support, please check out our plans!

Will you support Drupal 6 forever?

While some of customers would love if we'd support Drupal 6 forever, the answer is "no."

Our service is billed at a relatively low fixed monthly fee, so it depends on a certain amount of scale and overlap between our customers needs in order to be profitable.

This is great for our customers because they pay less than they'd probably pay hourly for individual services just for their site, by "sharing the load" with other customers with similar needs! But it also means that when enough of our customers quit or upgrade to being Drupal 7 or 8 maintenance and support customers, providing Drupal 6 LTS will be a loss for us.

When that happens (and it inevitably will), then we'll have to either (a) charge higher prices to make up the difference or (b) stop providing Drupal 6 LTS.

But don't worry - we'll let you know long in advance of when that is coming!

In the summer, we'll be announcing any changes to our Drupal 6 LTS offering, including:

  • Whether or not we'll be extending Drupal 6 support,
  • If there will be any changes to the price or service offered,
  • And if we have any special offers to help upgrade the remaining Drupal 6 sites

But for the time-being, you can expect our Drupal 6 LTS to last until February 24th, 2018!


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