Extended Support

Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) gives you time for your update and the option to stay legally compliant and up-to-date when using an expired LTS version.

Long Term Support has expired, what happens now?

  • No protection against security gaps

  • Potential compatibility problems

  • No more legal certainty

  • No more official updates

Stay secure and up-to-date with ELTS 7.6!

  • Extended security

  • Extended compatibility

  • Available for up to 3 years

  • Compliant with German IT Security Law

  • Gained time for future upgrades

  • Reduced time pressure in project planning

  • Additional cost savings

Legal certainty

The use of unsupported software that is available from external or other sources is prohibited in certain countries. With ELTS coverage your TYPO3 CMS websites are fully supported for up to three more years, thus remaining legally compliant.

IT security

IT security is an ongoing battle between the good and the bad. ELTS hardens the security of a Long Term Support (LTS) version that has been marked unsupported. When vulnerabilities are discovered in current versions of TYPO3 CMS, the ELTS team deals with them and then provides security patches for the currently available ELTS versions.

Ensuring compatibility

Older versions of the TYPO3 CMS core may not always be compatible with the latest versions of web browsers. For you as an ELTS subscriber this is irrelevant as you get compatible releases for your ELTS supported version.

Support of the further development of TYPO3 CMS

By purchasing ELTS you directly support the continuous development of TYPO3 CMS. Open Source thrives on contribution like this, everyone benefits from it!

Additional Information


An instance can be a set of 3+n TYPO3 installations (Live, Live Failover, Staging, Development per Developer) as long as the scope of the installation remains the same. An instance can also be a single TYPO3 installation running multiple websites for multiple clients.
Here are some examples:

  • You have a team of 12 developers all working on a single project that runs within a single TYPO3 installation = 1 instance.

  • You have a project with a development server, a staging server and 200 frontend servers all serving the same content = 1 instance.

  • You have a single TYPO3 installation running 12 microsites for 12 clients = 1 instance.

  • You have 12 microsites for one client and every microsite is running on its own TYPO3 installation = 12 instances.

  • You have 5 clients and run 3 different websites per client, each with their own TYPO3 installations = 15 instances.

In case you are unsure about your setup, contact us and we will help you decide what best fits your case.


The total runtime of an ELTS version has a fixed time frame of 3 years. The start date of an ELTS version depends on the end date of an LTS version and thus offers a seamless transition of support.
Each bookable ELTS period has a fixed runtime of one year. They can also be combined for 2 years (10% discount) and 3 years (15% discount).

The following list shows you which runtimes are available for the chosen ELTS version.

ELTS 6.2 total runtime from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019
1st year: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
2nd year: April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
3rd year: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

ELTS 7.6 total runtime from December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2021
1st year: December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019
2nd year: December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020
3rd year: December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2021

A further extension of the given runtimes is not planned

Declaration of contacts

Technical contact

A technical contact is the contact person for an ELTS subscription. They are provided access to the ELTS Git repository and can install the security and compatibility updates provided by the ELTS program on the target system. The technical contact is also informed by email about upcoming ELTS releases.

Billing contact

A billing contact is the contact person for all commercial matters. They receive both offers and invoices by email.