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Which environment is better for production Server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bruceleeon, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. bruceleeon

    bruceleeon Active Member

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    Would you folks recommend running cPanel under Fedora or centOS. Other distros are welcome as well.
     
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    _Sam_ Well-Known Member

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    CentOS or RHEL :)
     
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    CentOS is a nice one.
     
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    CentOS here as well.
     
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    CentOS or RHEL are both good - I'd stay away from Fedora
     
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    RHEL, but CentOS is pretty much the same. No Fedora for a server.
     
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    I am going to have to disagree with most folks around here and given the
    above choices, I would take Fedora in a heartbeat although Redhat Enterprise
    would be preferred if it were an available choice.

    CentOS has some very significant problems which manifest as apparent
    bugs in Cpanel to the casual user not realizing the problem is actually
    the operating system and not Cpanel causing the various issues.

    Those issues range from minor annoyances such as the username field limitation
    in MySQL running on CentOS to more serious resource bleeding and memory leak
    problems that are known to still exist in CentOS even in the most current
    kernel releases although many users don't monitor their systems close enough
    to realize this is happening or that it is caused by their operating system choice.

    If your only choices are Fedora or CentOS, I would go with Fedora and get
    at least core 5 at the very minimum but higher preferred because Fedora
    runs shorter support window times until EOL than other distributions.
     
  8. cooldude7273

    cooldude7273 Well-Known Member

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    I'd take Fedora as well. It's always up to date, especially with Kernels, so there's no need to worry about old vulnerable parts of your OS, and best of all: no need to compile your own kernel to be up to date! There's absolutely no stability problem with Fedora whatsoever, I've used it for years without a hiccup.

    Official latest kernel: 2.6.20
    Latest Fedora kernel in stable version (6): 2.6.20
    Latest CentOS kernel in stable version (4.4): 2.6.9
     
  9. bruceleeon

    bruceleeon Active Member

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    I am somewhat torn here. CentOS seems to be getting the greater share of people running it, and it fits nicely on 1 disk. Fedora, I have been testing for a bit and is nice, but seems very bloated.

    I have no clue what I am going to do here. Maybe the hardware will have an impact on someones recommendation.

    2 Intel Xeon 2.2's
    1GB Ram
    5 73 10k Scsi.

    Not the latest hardware, but I got the server for free.
     
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    Price is right.. If all else fails, go with the masses. see if you can get another gig of ram as well.
     
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    Fedora does have alot of packages, but all you need to install are the bare minimum packages if you plan on running cPanel: ssh, kernel, etc. None of that OpenOffice, Firefox, etc etc stuff that comes with it. Once you get in, cPanel installs everything it needs for the server to run (ftp, apache, exim, bind, etc etc, it does it all!)

    I still say Fedora. More up to date. Up to date = secure. Latest CentOS release, 5, is already outdated and vulnerable.
     
    #11 cooldude7273, Apr 13, 2007
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