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Best cPanel/WHM Version?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by celliott, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. celliott

    celliott Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    What is the best version of cPanel/WHM to be running on my server.

    Currently I am running a 'stable' build. Should I change this and upgrade to the latest 'release' build?

    I think a lot of hosts run release rather than stable.

    Thanks
     
  2. Izzee

    Izzee Well-Known Member

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    You need to understand what the various release builds mean and how they would affect you.

    The choice is not so much which is best but which suits you overall.

    Some people will swear by a particular release build based on their own perceptions.

    If you like living by the seat of your pants, for instance, then the best choice would be the edge builds :D

    :)
     
  3. sawbuck

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    Check in WHM > Server Cofiguration > Update Config for the build types explanation from cPanel.
     
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    My biggest concern at this time is which version will correct the present CPAN update issue.
     
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    Sticking with RELEASE is usually a safe bet.
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Zero issues with Current here ATM.
     
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    To fix CSPAN update issue

    I was having an update issue that was using up my CPU resources and tried a few different theings , But what fixed it was clicking "Update Backend Scripts" which fixed the upcp script that was causing the issue that was hangin the update.

    Cheers!
     
  8. Izzee

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    Thanks for the info but a bit off topic don't you think. And I am curious about where you click on "Update Backend Scripts".

    :)
     
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    Murtaza_t Well-Known Member

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    We are with latest Release and all seems to be heaven so far.
     
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    Well, this used to be in WHM as an equivalent to running /scripts/updatenow.

    The WHM feature was removed at about the same time as /scripts/updatenow was modified so that it could (effectively) only be run, at the correct time, by /scripts/upcp. As far as I recall this happened a few months ago.

    I can only imagine that Izzee hasn't done a manual update for a while.
     
  11. madaboutlinux

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    "Release" build is a better option than "Stable" build. I haven't had any problms uptil now.
     
  12. Spiral

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    Depends on your skill and experience level ....

    We have been running on EDGE at our hosting service and continuously update
    to the very latest bleeding edge code several times a day and we very rarely
    see any kind of problems ...

    When on occasion problems do occur, it's usually a trivial matter to diagnose
    and fix the problem within just a few minutes ourselves and Cpanel usually
    follows up with their own fix by the next day so no big deal either way.

    For those of you who are trying to run a web host without any technical experience
    (why are you in this business?) in systems administration or programming then
    you might want to go with a STABLE or RELEASE version that has been already
    used extensively and gotten all the bugs worked out it but the trade off is that
    it is much slower getting updates and new features going that route.
     
  13. Izzee

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    Still OT but FYI I use Edge build and for obvious reasons have always done manual updates. It has been such a long time since it was removed it is hard to imagine someone still using that version of WHM or even remembering it exsisted. ;)

    :)
     
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    Spiral's comment matches my sentiment eactly. Personally I always run EDGE and have had few problems. To those with little server admin experience I'd recommend RELEASE (STABLE if you must). To those that like to play but don't want to take too big a leap, CURRENT is good.
     
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    Honestly, if RELEASE and STABLE are so "behind" and we have to wait for features and updates, how did my perl/CPAN get broken on STABLE systems? I guess all those people with little admin experience just got a bit more. ;)

    STABLE implies to me that "waiting" and "not as up to date" equals "tested" and "unlikely to break in standard usage scenarios". The moral of the story in my experience is, STABLE isn't. Expect breakage within whatever update stream you choose. Crank up the expectation the further up the release cycle you go.
     
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    I have found both Edge & Release work very well.

    Used to be that Current worked well also but a short time ago when using Current, it changed all "Shared IP" statements in Cpanel to "Dedicated IP". Not sure why or how but it was confusing to Clients using a Shared IP to see Cpanel showing them a Dedicated IP; the IP actually was a Shared one, only the wording had been changed.
     
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    Running the latest Release now with no problems. Thanks
     
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    Where can you find what versions of various software is currently in each release? I'm just wondering what EDGE gets me that RELEASE doesn't, etc.
     
  19. Spiral

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    I've been using EDGE for quite a number of years now ;)

    (Although I can generally handle any problem instantly myself
    without the reliance for waiting for an update from Cpanel so
    if that is not you then I would recommend CURRENT tree)
     
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    The changelog usually contains the new versions of software that are now available in each new build of each of the branches. You can read the changelog at: cPanel - The Leading Control Panel - Change Log
     
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