cloudlinux vs cloudlinux for cpanel

JIKOmetrix

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Hello,

I'm looking to upgrade a CentOS 7.9 server with cPanel already installed to CloudLinux. Looking to avoid CentOS 7.9 EOL in 2024 and did not want to provision a new server yet in Ubuntu or Almalinux.

What is the difference cloudlinux vs cloudlinux for cpanel when adding CloudLinux to the cart in at store.cpanel.net ?

It is not clear which one I should buy unless the plain cloudlinux is for stand alone servers without cpanel installed and the 'cloudlinux for cpanel' is some how different for servers with cpanel installed?

Thanks,
Mike
 
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andrew.n

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Is there a price difference? I'm pretty sure it makes no difference, you can install either of them on a cPanel based server.

Fyi cPanel is working on a tool to be able to upgrade from CentOS 7 to Alma: ELevating cPanel & WHM | cPanel Blog
 

JIKOmetrix

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I have tried some of the inline upgrading tools for Almallinux and cannot get past the pre-flight check on an OVH server. Some of my servers, I've had provision new replacements since the inline update hosed up the server it would not boot from the internal drive and only boot form a network kernel.

Could be just be though.

I'll try the 'cloudlinux for cpanel' on of the servers and go from there.
 

andrew.n

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What is the error you are getting during pre-check?
 

JIKOmetrix

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Can't recall now. It was weeks ago. I think some were sym links need to be relative, A big issue was kernel drivers were missing, there were 5 or 6. I was able to clear 3 and got stumped.
 

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Sometimes OVH use special drivers compiled into kernels for their servers to work so might have been that but this should work regardless of the license you have.
 
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The order you set things up doesn't matter. You could do CentOS >> cPanel >> CloudLinux or CentOS >> CloudLinux >> cPanel. They all work just as well and you'll end up in the same spot.

As far as the license price, that doesn't matter either, as it all ends up the same no matter which way you order it.