More Breathing Space With ELTS

Three years of extended support, planning time, and peace of mind

Three more years of ROI

When a new TYPO3 version comes out, regular support lasts three years. For some organizations, it can make business sense to put off an expensive upgrade for three more years because their current website is still generating revenue, or because they need longer to prepare for an upgrade. In the meantime, ELTS extends the life of an unsupported TYPO3 version and guarantees:

  • Security for peace of mind and compliance with IT security laws
  • Ongoing compatibility with modern browsers
  • More time to prepare for an upgrade
  • Six-year planning horizon

It can also deliver cost savings. An upgrade to a new major version costs on average 20% of the initial investment, while a total of six years’ support adds just *€5.100 to your TYPO3 maintenance costs.
(* Price calculated using a three-year Single Plan.)

Support guaranteed

Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) is currently available for TYPO3 CMS versions 6.2, 7.6, and 8.7. Since free community support for these versions has expired, no free updates will be offered in future. You should either upgrade to a supported version, or order ELTS. Otherwise, you risk the following:

  • No security protection
  • Browser compatibility problems
  • Legal compliance issues, for example GDPR

You can find specific information about ELTS for your TYPO3 version by going to the appropriate page. This includes information on the supported PHP version and updates that have been delivered since LTS ended.

So your website is still delivering value for your users, but the TYPO3 roadmap shows free community support for your TYPO3 version is running out? You may want to put off upgrading to give yourself more time to prepare, because your organization has a longer planning cycle, or because you’d rather add features to your existing website. Whatever your motivation: when community support ends, ELTS can offer three more years of security, compliance, and compatibility.

A total of 6 years support per major version

With ELTS you can benefit from a total of 6 years of support per major version:

  • 3 years of free support by the TYPO3 core team and the community
  • 3 further years of vendor support with ELTS by TYPO3 GmbH
  • Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) prolongs security and compliance support for your expired LTS version, and keeps you legally compliant and up-to-date

Improved ROI for your web projects

  • Invest three more years of development budget into value-generating features
  • Deliver more for your investment into your proven systems
  • Improved resource management, with regular, plannable release and upgrade cycles

Longer value-generation lifecycle for enterprises

  • Three-year extended planning window for upgrades
  • Stability of upgrade process and timing benefits organizations with long decision cycles
  • More time and flexibility to plan and execute upgrades.

Agencies: extend your long-term client relationships

  • A good reason to contact clients regularly when updates are due—which can lead to new business
  • Regular, plannable maintenance budget and capacity, and income stream
  • Build trust with your clients: ELTS is cheaper than an upgrade
  • Sell more features and value, not basics like upgrades
  • Official ELTS is a USP vs. other CMSs—a bonus when pitching
  • Book our discounted agency plan: unlimited instances and free setup support

Peace of mind: legal compliance, extended security and compatibility

  • Eliminate legal exposure: EU (and other) law requires running supported software
  • Security protection against new security vulnerabilities
  • Guaranteed browser compatibility

Additional Information

Runtime

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. A further extension of the given runtimes is not planned at the moment.

ELTS 6.2

April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020
 

Year 1:
April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Year 2:
April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

Year 3:
April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Year 4:
April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

ELTS 7.6

December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2021
 

Year 1:
December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019

Year 2:
December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020

Year 3:
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2021

ELTS 8.7

April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023
 

Year 1:
April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Year 2:
April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Year 3:
April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Instances

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.

Supported PHP versions

TYPO3 6.2 ELTS

  • PHP 5.3
  • PHP 5.4
  • PHP 5.5
  • PHP 5.6

TYPO3 7.6 ELTS

  • PHP 7.0
  • PHP 7.1
  • PHP 7.2

TYPO3 8.7 ELTS

  • PHP 7.0
  • PHP 7.1
  • PHP 7.2
  • PHP 7.3
  • PHP 7.4

Declaration of contacts

Technical contact

A technical contact is the contact person for an ELTS subscription. They are provided access to the ELTS updates 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.