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Which distro would be the best for cPanel ?

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  1. gorilla

    gorilla Well-Known Member

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    Hi ,
    Have been running cPanel on RH9 for a while now and as I am about to get another server was wondering Which distro would be the best for cPanel ?
    RedHat Linux or Whitebox Enterprise or Fedora ?
     
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    I would definitely go for one of the enterprise level solutions, my suggestion www.centos.org if you can do without the direct support from Redhat.

    That being said. Fedora is a fine OS if you wish to have the latest bells and whistles, but the trade off is, stability is not always guaranteed and you will have to upgrade cores every 6 - 12 months which doesn't really match the requirements of a production server.
     
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    gorilla Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Mate ,
    thats exactly what i was thinking about fedora, what about continuing using RH9 or should I just forget about it and go for RH enterprise ?
     
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    I would go for RH Enterprise as I think RH9 has ceased development via the Feroda Project although correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    If it is available to you at no cost (provided by your server provider, etc), then I would suggest RHES.
     
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    Would have to buy RHE from redhat and thats pretty pricey :(
    Guess will just stick to the old reliable RH9 then unless somebody else got any other suggestions ?
     
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    I would also go with CentOS if you cannot afford RHE. It's basically RHE without the propriety stuff and with a day or two lag on official updates. Works perfectly well for cPanel servers.

    TBH, I'd be a little nervous running an obsolete OS that is actually not that old, because if you just miss one security update for a newly discovered remotely accessible vulnerability, you've had it. At least with a supported OS you can expect fairly speedy security fixes (unless it's a Microsoft OS, of course).
     
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    Any of the distributions you mentioned would be better than RH9 (especially if you are setting this up on a new box). I would go with CentOS if RHES was not bundled with the server.
     
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    chirpy and SarcNBit

    Thanks a lot for the feed back !
    Will have a look into CentOS then :D
     
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    CentOS seems to be a good option since it is RHE anyways ;) As many have said in this forum, the main diff is support (you get that anyways from Cpanel).
     
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