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Cpanel on Fedora Core 4

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ShaChris23, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. ShaChris23

    ShaChris23 Member

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    Can we do it now? Or how long should we wait until FC4 is supported?
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    You can use Fedora Core 4 if you want, but you won't get any support from cPanel until it is on their front page. If you're happy with a developers OS, go ahead, but if it's for a production server you really shouldn't be using Fedora at all.
     
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    You're better off using CentOS for a RedHat like OS freebe that's supported by cPanel.
     
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    FC2 and FC4 are both OS with impact. No doubt about it.

    Although FC4 has been listed on the front page of cPanel
    the WHM/cPanel installation got some issues:

    a) exim

    /scripts/upcp is messing up antirelayd, spamd and clamd

    Solution :
    vi /etc/yum.conf
    exclude=exim*

    b) Apache/PHP

    compiling over WHM got several red warnings.
    Some of the features are not working.

    c) PEAR

    /usr/local/lib/php/DB.php
    /usr/local/lib/php/HTTP.php
    /usr/local/lib/php/Mail.php

    is not available.

    Solution :
    pear install DB
    pear install HTTP
    pear install Mail

    d) PostgreSQL is malformed (fix is easy)

    e) Unable to open logfile /var/log/melange.log - Logging disabled.

    f) Unable to locate home dir for account --autowhitelist (eMail problem)

    Solution :
    --> WHM
    --> Install a Perl Module
    --> install cwd
     
    #4 deddy, Aug 8, 2005
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2005
  5. Biotron2000

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    Please elaborate


    Why not? And what would you recommend instead?
     
  6. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Fedora Core is great if you like bleeding edge application development and all the risks that come with that (bugs, securoity risks, etc) and are happy to upgrade your OS every 6 months or less. FC has a lifetime of at most 6 months after which you need to upgrade again otherwise you risk the stability and security of your server even more.

    However, you can most of these issues by using one of the Enterprise OS's such as RedHat Enterprise, or its derivative (and free of license costs) CentOS. The latter is my personal recommendation if you don't require RedHat support.

    There's a good comparison chart on the FC site itself:
    http://fedora.redhat.com/about/rhel.html
     
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    deddy Well-Known Member

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    With all respect are you really claiming RHES got no bugs and security risks ?
    If so it would be the very best OS in the world.
    I'm running both and know the answer :)
     
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    I suggest you carefully reread what I said as I made no such claim. You should also more carefully read what the FC developers themselves say about the OS. It will help you stop throwing around false accusations.

    By its very nature FC will have more bugs and security risks. FC simply should never be used in a production environment, as recommended by the developers themselves, unless you are very adept at Linux, Linux Security, and fixing OS problems and are happy to have to upgrade your OS every 2 to 4 months.

    Most people who want to use cPanel do so as a business offering web hosting and as such would want to run a stable and supported OS. Fedora is not that OS.
     
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    Why not?















    Just kidding. :D
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Trouble maker :p
     
  11. deddy

    deddy Well-Known Member

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    I'm terribly sorry if I misunderstood. WHM/cPanel is the most important thing here in this forum. The OS is secondary. Fedora Core is supported by cPanel (thank you) and WHM/cPanel is running fine on FC1 and FC2. Some minor problems are available on FC3 (not a friend of mine) and FC4 (too new, but a very big shot).
     
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    Thanks. I'm building a new server to replace our existing FC2/cPanel box, and have been looking at OS alternatives. If I had known last year when I built the first one, I never would have used Fedora (I was a complete Linux newbie at the time - not that I'm Super-Admin now :rolleyes: ). That might explain the occasional stability issues that keep cropping up. I'll download CentOS and give it a try.
     
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    centos will work great for you
     
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