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Recommended OS for WHM and cpanel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by thorlax402, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. thorlax402

    thorlax402 Member

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    I was wondering if their was any particular OS (preferably a free linux distro) that was the best choice for installing WHM/cPanel. Currently I am running the latest version of Opensuse (10.2). I have also heard good things about WHM being run on CentOS. If someone could give me some recommendations then that would be great.

    Thanks.
     
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    Well,
    it's a bit what you prefer yourself so,
    all I can give you is my experience:

    I find cPanel running the best on CentOS...
    fast, stable, and everything works great together.
     
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    My server runs CentOs 4 and it runs without any problems or issues.
     
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    cooldude7273 Well-Known Member

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    Most everyone here will say CentOS. But I say give Fedora a try. If you want something always up to date a secure(r) use Fedora!
     
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    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    CentOS / RHEL is used by the majority of our customers.
     
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    Fedora isn't recommend. It is a test/devel os. The support is to short and must upgrade the OS every half to 1 year.

    CentOS/RHEL is the recommend OS and is stabile. The support is for many years.
     
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    Well, I like it, and I've never had a problem with it - or with updating to new releases.
     
  8. thorlax402

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    Thank you, I am currently testing it on opensuse, but if I find any inconveniences I will try CentOS.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    OpenSuSE is not compatible with cPanel/WHM. Only SuSE 9.0 and 10.0 exactly are supported. No SuSE derivatives such as OpenSuSE and SLES are supported.

    For a list of distributions we do support, check out our handy System Requirements Page:

    http://www.cpanel.net/products/cPanelandWHM/linux/sys_requirements.htm
     
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    Fedora actually works very well with Cpanel and no problems running it and
    in most cases is actually more stable and reliable running than Redhat Enterprise
    when running Cpanel which a little bit of irony for you.

    EOL is indeed short for Fedora compared to the others but really not that bad.

    That said, CentOS would still be my first preferred choice for Cpanel based system
    especially when talking about going with a 64 bit operating system and like
    everyone else writing in this thread, I've had the best luck running CentOS.

    Second choice would be Fedora .... at least FC5 minimum .... preferably FC6
     
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    Thank you! Finally, someone agrees with me! :)
     
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    To bad I didn't read more earlier. I found out the hard way that opensuse is not compatible. Anyway, thanks for your help...I'll most likely use CentOS now.
     
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