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What non-systemd OS will cPanel/WHM support after CentOS 6 goes EOL?

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  1. Michael-Inet

    Michael-Inet Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    CentOS 6 is going EOL November 30th, 2020. CentOS 7 uses systemd. I’m trying to future proof my server OS migration process.

    I have already perused:

    Installation Guide - System Requirements - Version 76 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    What OS does, or will, cPanel/WHM support that doesn't use systemd after CentOS 6 goes EOL?

    Best,
    Michael

    Note: Please, do not discuss systemd in this thread. There is entirely enough discussion elsewhere. A search engine will return anything and everything you desire on the topic.
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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    Hello Michael,

    All supported operating systems (other than CentOS 6, CloudLinux 6, or RHEL 6) make use of systemd.

    Thank you.
     
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    Michael-Inet Well-Known Member

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    So after approx 12/2020, we're out of luck?

    Okay, seriously hate to ask, as I've been using cPanel a long time, and have no real desire to change... Offhand do you know which of your competitors will have a non-systemd offering?

    Best Regards,
    Michael
     
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    After 2020, your server will continue to work with centos 6, but you will not be able to receive new updates.
     
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    Probably going to have a hard time finding any reputable distributions that continue to use init going forward.

    I feel some of your pain, having been involved in the Linux community since the 90s, systemd is quite a different animal to me than init. But it's just part of the changing of times.
     
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    Michael-Inet Well-Known Member

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    Not really an option for any business... (Or if it is, I sure wouldn’t use them!)

    This is exactly why I asked for NO systemd discussion in this thread. Both of these statements are blatantly wrong. Seriously, what search terms did you try that came up with those as either rational or valid?

    @cPanelMichael

    I understand your position as an employee of cPanel makes you want to obfuscate ‘negative’ answers, but it’s not like the loss of the 1-2k per year I spend on cPanel/WHM products is going to cripple the company.

    If the answer is “none,” please just say so.

    Regards,
    Michael

    PS:
    Happy Thanksgiving to anyone from the US!
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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    Hello @Michael-Inet,

    I understand your point of view, but ultimately cPanel & WHM is designed to work on the CentOS/RedHat operating system environment. To depart from that and offer support for other operating systems would be a major undertaking. That said, if there's a specific operating system (that doesn't use systemd) you'd like to see supported, I encourage you to open a feature request for it at:

    Submit A Feature Request

    I took at look at the OS requirements for other control panels, but was unable to find one that supported an OS that doesn't make use of systemd (aside from CentOS 6 support and Windows).

    Thank you.
     
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    Michael-Inet Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Michael (@cPanelMichael) for taking the time to look that up.

    I have no dog in the fight as to which specific OS to support. I truly like Devuan as a desktop (w/TDE), and have seen hosting firms offering Devuan on servers, but I’d guess most likely a yum based OS would be best/easiest for cPanel...

    Thanks for providing the link (as I wouldn’t have thought to do that), I’ve created the feature request at:

    https://features.cpanel.net/topic/add-support-for-a-non-systemd-os-after-the-v6-oses-go-eol

    If anyone has a specific yum, or other, OS to recommend, that would be the place to add it.

    Best Regards,
    Michael
     
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