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Measuring Customer demand: cPanel support for GNU/Debian

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mr. Weberize, Dec 26, 2006.

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Do you want to use cPanel/WHM on Debian GNU/Linux 4 ("etch")

  1. Yes

    40 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. No

    16 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. Other Debian Derivative (Ubuntu, Xandros, Mepis, Linspire, etc) - counts as yes

    19 vote(s)
    25.3%
  1. Mr. Weberize

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    Ubuntu gets my vote... the server distribution of it that is.
     
  2. cPanelKenneth

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    A totally unscientific poll to measure customer demand for Debian GNU/Linux (not Hurd or BSD).

    Do you want to use cPanel/WHM (DNSONLY or regular cPanel/WHM) on Debian GNU/Linux 4 ("etch")?

    If you want to see a Debian-derivative supported, please use the "Other" option and note the variant in your comment.

    Please note this post does not guarantee cPanel support for etch. Also, please no jokes, digs, snide remarks or anything else derogatory regarding "Debian 3.0 (BETA)" on the supported OS page.

    This is merely to do an informal measurement of customer support/demand for Debian GNU/Linux.
     
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    If cpanel supports debian (3.1 or 4.0) I would immediately buy 2 extra licences.
     
  4. summy

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    I would like to use regular cPanel/WHM on debian 3.1, would be great if cpanel supported this.
     
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    I dont know what happened to this post but man do I want debian supported, Ubuntu would be great too but **atleast** debian

    I am very hesitant to get this and really not looking forward to puzzling out a different system (CentOS) and would snatch up at least one 3 year license for the WHM/cPanel in a second if I knew that this would work on debian and even its off-shoots.
     
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    While I'm confident enough poking around CentOS (and other RedHat derived distributions), Debian and it's ilk are definitely my preferred option.

    I'd not spend too much time on Sarge (3.1) as some suggested above as I think that its security support window expires early next year, but Etch (4.0) will be around longer.

    While I prefer the Debian for server use (out of habit if nothing else), hence it got my vote, you might be better off going for Ubuntu's LTS variants. This is currently Dapper Drake only, though depending on how long you expect any project to support Ubuntu to take (or even take to start) there may be a second LTS version active by the time you release - I think Heron, coincidentally due to be released about the same time as Debian/Sarge is due to be fully retired, will be the next release with the LTS promise.

    Dapper should be supported for official security updates until some time in 2011. Etch probably won't be actively supported that long, and the next release (Lenny) is most likely quite a moving target for at least another few months.

    Not that my opinion counts for a lot, as ATM I'm pretty much leaving the hosting racket for the time being and the single VPS license that is the only one I have left running doesn't amount to a significant sum...
     
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    Ubuntu support ftw!

    Yes please! A port and package would be so awesome I would barely be able to contain myself. :D

    Any chance this is in the works?
     
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    Why the no's

    I wonder why non of the "no-ers" left a message of why not. I dont see why anyone would be against more choices for different distros.
     
  9. cPanelDavidG

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    We've been monitoring demand for Ubuntu via requests sent via email to sales@cpanel.net requesting Ubuntu support. I haven't had many requests for Ubuntu. However, if others you know are interested in using cPanel/WHM on Ubuntu, have them email sales so I can have hard data regarding the demand for such support.
     
  10. cPanelDavidG

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    Keep in mind, the more distributions we support, the more QA work needs to be done to cope with the eccentricities of each distribution and version thereof. Not that staffing is an issue, however it can cause delays in functionality propagating through the release tree. Just thought I'd shed some light on why people may be against broader distribution support.
     
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    Please get a release for Debia since Trustix is no longer supported.
     
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