techAMIGO

Active Member
Nov 6, 2019
42
37
18
Kerala, india
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

Attachments

WorkinOnIt

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2016
296
52
78
UK
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hi @cPRex

This thread appears to be the only info I could find on cpanel and AL9 - suggest someone could update the official docs... System Requirements for AlmaLinux OS | cPanel & WHM Documentation I appreciate it does mention AL8, but perhaps make it clear that later versions are not yet supported....

I wasted 20 minutes installing 9 only to get the cpanel error message in console.... not a big amount of time, but I did look for the info and could not find it, so found out the hard way!
 
  • Like
Reactions: cool_recep

cool_recep

Well-Known Member
Apr 10, 2013
69
7
58
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Dude, you are lucky. We wasted hours only to find out that you have to specifically state to install MariaDB during a cPanel install. The default is MySQL. Detailed info was in a separate KB article
 

cool_recep

Well-Known Member
Apr 10, 2013
69
7
58
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
cPanel is really slow at adapting to new software. I know it needs to be tested but there are Alphas and Betas. You don’t have to wait a release, do you?
 

cool_recep

Well-Known Member
Apr 10, 2013
69
7
58
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
I know but I have to add: Having an old/common one one does not make it secure either. And I have been on the edge for 11 years and never had a security problem at all.
 

WorkinOnIt

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2016
296
52
78
UK
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I just want to add this statement..
Bleeding edge software doesn't make for a professional stable secure platform.
What are you referring to as bleeding edge? AlmaLinux appears to be fairly stable and a year old. Also, as far as I can tell, it's a 1:1 likeness of RHEL (very similar to Centos), so not really anything to worry about as there are no discernible differences (I could be wrong!)

However, we have installed it on a development server, so that we can have a play.... so in that case, it's not a production server concern.

But yes... it would be nice if documentation could be kept up to date.... though to be fair, cPanel does a reasonable job at that.... I've seen a lot worse!!

AND yes - I did have to delete MySQL and replace with MariaDB.... this post was very helpful.... great on a fresh install.

All told I had a new server up and running and secured within about 2 hrs (started from scratch with AlmaLinux) .... I thought that was pretty good!
 

ejsolutions

Well-Known Member
Jan 6, 2013
84
34
68
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
What are you referring to as bleeding edge?
Specifically version 9: I've been running 8.x for a while now, on a number of different servers, cPanel and others.
[Elevate (from C7) on one cPanel server screwed things up though, yet worked fine elsewhere. It's likely improved now.]
Alamalinux 8 from scratch has been flawless for me.
 
  • Like
Reactions: cPRex

Kent Brockman

Well-Known Member
PartnerNOC
Jan 20, 2008
1,329
73
178
Buenos Aires, Argentina
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Version 9 has only been out for a few weeks, so it's still going to be a bit. We're hoping to have an announcement near the end of this year or early next year, but nothing is set in stone yet.
Hi there Rex. For those of us still running CentOS 7, would you recommend to WAIT until Almalinux 9 is fully tested and supported to cPanel, so that we might skip AL8? That would save the time afforded to upgrade servers from AL8 to AL9... I guess it would be far better.
 
  • Like
Reactions: cool_recep

Kent Brockman

Well-Known Member
PartnerNOC
Jan 20, 2008
1,329
73
178
Buenos Aires, Argentina
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I wouldn't wait - I'd do Alma8 sooner than later. It's very likely there will be an Elevate tool to go from Alma 8 to 9, although I don't have any official details on that, but that seems to be the way things are headed.
I tried Elevate on a CENTOS7 and the server went almost unbootable. So I'm not trusting Elevate a lot by now. It must be polished yet.
 

The German

Registered
Nov 23, 2016
3
4
53
USA
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Well, the "elevate" script is a POS - at least when running Centos 7. AL 9 has been out for almost half a year now and there STILL is no support for it? Pretty pathetic, especially considering the price cpanel hikes every few months. Even DA managed to get their control panel runnning on AL 9... wow...
 
  • Like
Reactions: cool_recep

vacancy

Well-Known Member
Sep 20, 2012
553
219
93
Turkey
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
It has been 3 months since this thread was created. Come on people.
Almalinux 8.5 is very stable, I do not understand why you stubbornly want to use an operating system that is not yet stable. New is not always good.

Almalinux 8 has a lifetime until 2029.

Get out of the panic attack crisis and start with almalinux 8. :)

Note: We are using almalinux 8.5 on our 2 servers with epyc processors.
 
Last edited:

cPRex

Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
13,382
2,107
363
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Besides what @vacancy said, the time a thread has been created isn't related to development time.

I can say that our developers have created an AlmaLinux 9 installer, but there's still some things that aren't quite ready for prime time. I would think by version 112 we'll have some more updates on that OS.