Atlassian to end sale and support of on-premise server products by 2024

Atlassian has announced that the company will end the sale and support for all of its server products on 2 February 2024, as it continues to invest heavily in the cloud.

The end of sale and support will apply to Jira Software Server, Jira Core Server, Jira Service Desk Service, Confluence Server, Bitbucket Server, Crowd Server, Bamboo Server, Atlassian-built apps, and Atlassian Marketplace server apps.

Some exceptions that will be made, according to Atlassian, include allowing customers to purchase new licences for Fisheye and Crucible, along with Bamboo Server until Bamboo Data Center is made available “in the near future”.

Effective from 2 February 2021, Atlassian will end new server licence sales and cease any new feature development for its server product line. It will also increase the price of maintenance for existing server renewals and upgrades, which will continue to be available over the next three years until 2

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How to use the Apache web server to install and configure a website

If you’ve never deployed a website with the Apache web server, you’re about to learn how.

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Image: Jack Wallen

Every so often I find it good to take a step back and go through the basics. It not only helps to ground me as a tech writer, but it helps a lot of people who are just learning the ropes of whatever piece of technology I’m talking about.

This time it’s all about the Apache web server, a piece of software that’s been around for decades, happily serving up small and large websites without fail. Apache works seamlessly with MySQL, PHP, and a host of other packages, so you can serve up simple static or incredibly dynamic websites.

How do you install and configure the server? Where do you place files?

Let’s walk through this, one step at a time. I’ll be demonstrating on Ubuntu Server 20.04.

But first, a

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