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FREEBSD or FEDORA

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sky, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. sky

    sky Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys,

    I am getting a new machine to replace one of my machines. I know this may be out of topic but would like to know from experienced ones which OS would be better suited for Cpanel.

    thx
     
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    You should not use Fedora on a production server. If you know FreeBSD, feel free to give it a go, though I would recommend using CentOS or RHE if you want the support. It seems that FreeBSD support/updates tend to trail behind the RedHat updates somewhat too.
     
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    I also recommend RHEL or CentOS as they are quite stable. Fedora Core is geared more towards "latest and greatest". RHEL and CentOS is geared towards "tried and true". I never used BSD, so I have no idea about it whatsoever. Don't let us scare tou away completely from Fedora, however. I've been running it on 2 boxes for 3 weeks now (FC1 for about a year) and been working fine (what's even better, is they're FC3 :) )
     
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    FreeBSD is More Solid and Secure and manages memory better and it's kernel is not
    loaded with crap. This is all just my 2 cents and from what I have learned by working
    with it and Linux. Linux is my First love but I just have to admit FreeBSD is has shown
    me that is't much better in a production server. I use Fedora core 1 on my hosting server and this is because there was confusion between me and my D.C. when my server was setup but my next server will be FreeBSD. There is a bit more of a learning curve to FreeBSD and if I were you I would do some research in advanced. Search this message board and others and do a little reading at freeBSD.org. If you don't feel like you can get the hang of it then you would be better off with a linux O/S. Again this is all just my 2 cents.

    -John
     
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    cPanel support of FreeBSD 5.3 is awful

    basic thinks like DNS and phpMyAdmin don't work on install. Strongly recommend using another vendor if you plan on running FreeBSD 5.3
     
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    FreeBSD all the way
     
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    Just find a cpanel version where everything works and DO NOT AUTO UPDATE IT. Once you got a stable release of cPanel your good to go.
     

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