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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rootbox, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. rootbox

    rootbox Registered

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    After looking through alot of threads on here, i get the impression that the developers dont think it is worth supporting debian because of the small userbase.

    i.m.o this is totally wrong - from what ive seen debian is a hugely popular os and i really cant understand why there is support for suse but not debian.

    I also think this is a major factor in people using alternative web hosting control panels.

    For me personally, i used to use redhat/fedora/centos untill i started using debian, and imo it is so much a better distro. in terms of stability and its ease of administration - its package system is far suprior compared to rpm based systems (in my opinion)

    i would really love to see, as i am sure many many others would be, cpanel supporting debian.


    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    It's not due to small user base, it's due to lack of customer demand. Or, if you will, the cPanel userbase that desires to use Debian is too small.
     
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    I agree, Debian is nice, but it is not very popular. Most people that want Debian are not looking to install cPanel, they have a special Linux need or requirement (in our experience)
     
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    That is very humorous.
     
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    Hello, the question is that cPanel can work on a Debian?
    I would like to run cPanel on Debian,

    Anyway we don't need things more complicated,

    Maybe we should vote, just for curiousity.
     
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    we are also looking for debian support for cpanel!
     
  7. trhosting.net

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    cPanel stuff always say "lack of customer demand" but they don't say how can we demand for debian.
    We are waiting for debian support for years but it seems there will never be a debian verison. :(
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Customer input is essentially how we gauge demand. Sales tickets, phone calls, speaking to customers at conferences, conversations with our partners, votes on feature requests and to a lesser extent: forum threads are some of the methods by which customer demand for various functionality (not just Debian) is typically measured.

    I have a whole section on our internal/staff documentation dedicated just to tracking distribution requests for the purpose of providing data regarding customer input for review by the staff.
     
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    Are you planning to open a voting for debian support?

    There are lots of threads on forum about debian but they are hard to find.
    If you want a demand for it then create a voting for it.

    Then everyone can see the real demand for Debian.

    Fro example, we have 5 servers running Centos. But for 4 years we are waiting for Debian support. When it is avaliable, we will upgrade all servers to Debian.

    Thank you for the answers
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The difficult part about a simple vote is, who is going to vote "no"? Even with a forum thread, we typically see many of responses of "Yeah, me too!".

    It's not simply a matter of people wanting something, it's more a question of will they buy cPanel for that particular distribution (part of the reason we use the phrase "customer demand" rather than simply "demand"). That's why I, personally, prefer to actually speak to people individually regarding Debian.

    There are various reasons people want to use Debian. One common reason is they have an ideological disagreement with RedHat distributions. That's something I can respect, and as a result typically they are perfectly fine with using FreeBSD or SuSE 10.0 just because it's not a RedHat distribution. As we saw here on the forum recently, some people just want Debian because they want the ease of use, ease of use that WHM provides anyway. There's also folks that are experts with Debian. They want Debian because they know it very intimately.

    As you can see, the waters can get rather muddy of people where Debian support is a genuine deal-breaker on one side of the spectrum and those who really have people who initially state Debian as a preference, but are rather apathetic about the distribution they eventually use. There is a weighing of the cost of the extensive development time required to support Debian vs. the benefit of customers using cPanel/WHM on Debian. The decision regarding whether the benefits outweigh the costs is not a decision I am authorized to make.

    I don't mean to in any way demean Debian in particular. In fact, I can say the same thing for pretty much any distribution. I just wanted to share some insight regarding how this is a complicated issue.

    If you have suggestions, I'll be glad to review them.
     
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    i'm also waiting for debian support of cPanel...
     
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