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Web Server Prerequisites

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ver17, May 10, 2005.

  1. Ver17

    Ver17 Active Member

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    I did do some searches and some reading before posting because I can’t seem to find this info, so either I am just overlooking this or it’s extremely common knowledge…. Is doing a default CentOS server install selecting the “Web Server” package enough to satisfy all cPanel prerequisites? Do I need to select any other extra packages? If you have an link to documentation that would be cool…
     
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    Kaveyhosting Well-Known Member

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    Installing the "Server Setup" will install everything you need and then some. Cpanel Needs a very basic install ... it installs mostly anything that it would need.
     
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    Is there anything in the default "web server" packages that I sould de-select? Anything that might be a security issue?
     
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    Nothing is going to cause any issues. I would just go with it or do some reading. I am not sure what all is included in the default server setup but I know it will have everything you need. If you know what you're doing as you go through the list you will see the things that aren't needed and if you don't know enough to tell the difference just go with the server setup and be on the safe side. Once its installed you can remove and extra rpms you dont need.
     
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    Sweet.... thanks.... you answered my question perfectly :)
     
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    In regards to this, you can deselect webserver, cpanel basically will download what it needs, having tried centOS myself, I do NOT recommend using the "minimal install", which is really more for if your going to keep the server as a firewall, or have it perform one primary function and nothing else.

    If you select webserver you will get apache, and some extra stuff, that cpanel will just remove :)
     
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    And at the same time it *could* remove stuff like Wget that you Will need. Which is why I say go with the web server. I KNOW it has everything needed. I dont know what the other options are and I personally wouldnt bother with going through every option on the install to see what its installing. I would let it install and once I can shell in I could remove unneeded packages. Just my two cents though.
     
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    Well sure, and I would recommend removing the *extras*, its just clutter, and actually on centOS I removed a whole bunch of fun little processes, that were installed by default and dont do anything IF your going to use it as a webserver. Its always a good idea to remove/shut off services you dont need.

    But I think you made a good choice personally, for me CPU usage dropped on the one server by 15% simply by moving from FC2 to CentOS 4
     
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    Thanks for the input.....

    So I guess its safe to assume that not only would I need to install the default packages for a "web server" but also the default packages for an email server, ftp server and MySQL server, since cPanel controls all of these? I could probobly get away with NOT installing the DNS server packages if I was not going to run DNS off of this server, correct? Bumb questions I know, but I just want to make sure....
     
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    All you need to install is the basic server configuration and ensure that wget is installed and ensure that the OS update service is correcly configured (in the case of CentOS that yum is configured and the GnuPG key imported). The cPanel installation process will do the rest.
     
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    OK.... I may be really thick, but this staitment confuses me.

    When I install Fedora or CentOS and select "Server Installation" it does NOT select ANY server packages on its own. I then have to check off the individual packages such as "Web Server" then "Email Server" then "FTP Server" ext...

    Are you saying that all I need to do is select "Server Installation" at the begining of the install and NOT check off any of the individual packages? That cPanel will take care of those? So I do NOT have to check off or select "Web Server" then "Email Server" then "FTP Server" ext??? If I DO have to select the individual packages, do I have to select web, ftp, email, ext but just keep than as default?

    Sorry.... I'm a noob and I just want to get this right....
     
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    Yes, that's correct, you should not select any of the other packages as cPanel will simply remove or they could potentially cause a conflict.
     
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    Thank you very much :)

    You have been very helpful and I am sure you have saved me alot of time and trouble.
     
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