Ubuntu 24.04 LTS shipped on April 25th and to our surprise many providers (Vultr, DigitalOcean, Akamai/Linode, etc) were offering it right away. And so we tested it out right away, but unfortunately the Fail2Ban package in the official Ubuntu repo was broken and some PHP packages weren’t yet available on Ondřej Surý’s repository that we use for PHP. The last of these issues were just resolved a few days ago by the maintainers of those projects and so today we can now fully support Ubuntu 24.04 LTS in SpinupWP.

We’ve tested on DigitalOcean, AWS EC2, Vultr, Akamai/Linode, and Google Cloud. We would have tested AWS Lightsail, but it doesn’t offer a 24.04 LTS option yet.

As part of this update, we’ve also retired the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS option. SpinupWP will only allow new servers to be set up with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.

Check out our instructions for upgrading your existing Ubuntu servers to 24.04 LTS.