We encourage everyone to update and upgrade to the newest versions of TYPO3. Still, it’s not always immediately possible for every website. Each long-term support (LTS) version of TYPO3 has a guaranteed 3-year community support period. TYPO3 GmbH offers up to three further years of support through its Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) program. Ensure your TYPO3 9.5 website or application is secure and fully compatible with modern browsers; sign up for ELTS today.
The TYPO3 community publishes a new Long Term Support (LTS) version of its open-source CMS every 18 months. Each version has a regular maintenance period of three years. The current version is TYPO3 10 LTS, and a few days from now, TYPO3 11 LTS.
Since TYPO3 9.5 LTS, each subsequent release has come out with scheduled periods of regular maintenance, priority bug fixes, and finally, the Extended Long Term Support period, which you can see in the TYPO3 development roadmap.
The average lifespan of a website between significant changes and overhauls is reportedly two years seven months. Suppose an organization can get value out of a website for more than three years. In that case, it’s getting an above-average return on its investment. Longer guaranteed maintenance periods mean TYPO3 CMS delivers better ROI—more savings, more value for your investment.
Just because TYPO3 continues to develop new features and releases doesn’t negate the benefits of earlier releases. TYPO3 9.5 is still a great fit for many organizations that, for various reasons, can’t or won’t be upgrading specific sites to newer versions. If it’s working, why fix it?
On the other hand, the core team can’t support each TYPO3 CMS version forever, and that’s where the Extended Long Term Support period comes in. ELTS allows those who use TYPO3 9.5 to invest in resources and fund the maintenance of this version. It ensures their websites still work and are safe from security threats.
And now, Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) for TYPO3 9.5 is available. When you compare the costs of upgrading and redesign, the cost of yearly Extended Support is just the right fit for many sites. This subscription model keeps the total cost of ownership low and extends the initial investment. This service guarantees support for these systems for up to six years.
While there is no one-size-fits-all for maintaining your website and keeping it safe, when a release moves into the ELTS phase, TYPO3 guarantees maintenance for an additional three-year period. During ELTS, we backport security patches to make sure your website is secure and updated as issues are discovered and fixed in newer versions. ELTS also includes ongoing browser compatibility improvements just like the newest TYPO3 versions. So you can be sure your website or web application will keep working in modern browsers. ELTS keeps you up-to-date and legally compliant. In many jurisdictions, legal frameworks like the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) make website owners liable for security problems and infractions if their software is not up-to-date.
ELTS can be booked for one year, two years, and even up to three years. Offering you a total support period of six years for a given LTS version (currently ELTS 7.6, ELTS 8.7, and ELTS 9.5).
Peace-of-mind features with ELTS for TYPO3 CMS:
ELTS - Extended Long Term Support prolongs the lifespan of your web application when you can’t immediately upgrade or update. It is available for the two most recent unsupported LTS versions. It can be booked for a single year or the whole three years, giving you a total support period of altogether six years for TYPO3 7.6, TYPO3 8.7, and TYPO3 9.5. You get technical support (security alerts and patches) and browser compatibility releases to ensure you can manage your site safely and securely.
Do you have any questions about ELTS? Make sure to visit our ELTS FAQ page to learn more about topics such as “How to request an ELTS Plan offer?”, “When are ELTS plans activated?”, “How to add an instance to an ELTS plan?” and other common questions.