InterWorx 8 Public Beta and EL9 Support

InterWorx 8 Public Beta and EL9 Support

We are pleased to announce the release of both EL9 support, and InterWorx 8 into public beta!

Please note that both InterWorx 8 and EL9 support are currently considered Beta, and so are not recommended for use on production servers, at this time. Please submit a ticket to to report any issues that may arise during testing.

EL9 Support:

The following EL9 operating systems are supported:

Things to know:

  • EL9 is only supported on InterWorx 8. InterWorx 7 will not support EL9
  • It is not possible to do an in-place upgrade from RHEL 7 or 8, CentOS 7, AlmaLinux 8 or Rocky Linux 8. A new, fresh install RHEL 9, AlmaLinux 9, or Rocky Linux 9 is required

InterWorx 8

InterWorx 8 includes the following new features:

Other Notable Changes:

  • Horde is no longer a webmail option, as it does not support the new internal PHP version of PHP 8.2
  • Let’s Encrypt and AutoSSL are enabled automatically
  • Multiple PHP is now enabled automatically
  • Webalizer was removed as a statistics option, as it does not support EL9
  • Old file manager was removed, as it is not supported on EL8 or EL9

Things to know:

  • It is not currently possible to do an in-place upgrade from InterWorx 7 > InterWorx 8. Installing on a new server is required. An in-place upgrade tool will be added in a later version

  • If you would like a demo key for testing purposes, just reach out to InterWorx support by submitting a ticket at

    Or you can use this form:

  • By default all demo keys will be active for two weeks. However, this can be extended to up to four weeks–if you need the extra time, just add that information to the ticket or demo request form

InterWorx 8 documentation can be found here: InterWorx — InterWorx documentation

To Install InterWorx 8

IW 8 can be installed on the following Operating Systems:

Note—While EL7 operating systems are still supported, they are not recommended, as EL7 will be reaching EOL status in the coming weeks.

  1. On a new server or VPS, do a fresh, minimum install of any of the above operating systems

  2. Enable quotas on the server

  3. Run InterWorx 8 installation script–please take note of the listed minimum requirements, especially if using RHEL (RHEL requires installing a few extra dependency repos, which are listed in the documentation):

    sh <((curl -sL

  4. Activate your license on the new server. Note: This activation process can only be attempted once. If it fails, a full wipe and re-installation will be required. It is strongly recommended to take a snapshot before activating the license, so you can just revert if needed

If you have any questions or run into any issues, just submit a ticket to and we will be happy to help you. We do not offer installation or migration services, but we assist as much as we can.:slight_smile:


We’ve done a test install of this today on AL 9, and so far everything is very smooth!

Congratulations to the dev team! Looking forward to this reaching GA!