View Poll Results: FreeBSD 4.9 / 5.x / RE3 / RH9

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  • FreeBSd 4.9

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    10 41.67%
  • RE3

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  1. #1
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    FreeBSD on cPanel? Stable?

    Hi,

    Just need to know if FreeBSD is doing well now on cPanel.

    Does cPanel have any major problem or incompatibility with FreeBSD? I'm considering switching to FreeBSD.

    Any feedback would be highly appreciated!

    BTW, FreeBSD 4.9 or 5.x? Does Urchin, Fantastico and RVSkin work seamlessly with FreeBSD?

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    While I have no experience installing cpanel or the skins on a freebsd box, I do have experience with freebsd. we run both our mail and web server on freebsd 4.9. Our mail server caters over 200+ users.

    freebsd 5.x stable should be awesome whenever 5.3 is released.

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    I have it running in a FreeBSD jail with quota support and its running perfectly.

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    I run, 5.1 and 5.21 and both run great.

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    http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=388

    That was found on my box, its a nasty one, since I tried reinstalling SQL with WHM itself, and still no result, the databases don't appear in cPanel ether.

    FreeBSD 5.1



    Although I'd go with FreeBSD 5.1 , even with all the trouble.

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    FreeBSD 5.2.1 is MUCH more stable and bug free then FreeBSD 5.1. If you get a new box your best off to order it with 5.2.1.

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    Originally posted by LTADMIN
    FreeBSD 5.2.1 is MUCH more stable and bug free then FreeBSD 5.1. If you get a new box your best off to order it with 5.2.1.
    I wonder if they fixed the problem with the NIC on my laptop. I still prefer 4.x series for stable servers.

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    Originally posted by kubicle
    I wonder if they fixed the problem with the NIC on my laptop. I still prefer 4.x series for stable servers.
    I would still use FreeBSD 4.x for any production server that I could except for SMP servers or laptops. FreeBSD 5.x has much better support for both SMP and Cardbus support.

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    I have to agree with LTAdmin, I tried 5.1 with dual xeon and I had nothing but problems such as apic error on boot with SMP support, etc. After upgrade to 5.2.1 the problem went away.

    If you want to use 5.x .. choose 5.2.1 or you can install 4.9 if you don't want to use 5.x version
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    But so far everybody has been praising 5.x though.

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    5.1 works well. As for 5.2.x , I get nothing but reinstall requests on that version (from people who realize that its not exactally what they wanted).

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    But does 5.2 works better for SMP?

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    What's wrong with 5.2.x, why your customer doesn't need the newer version?

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    I like 4.9 with cpanel, very stable in my opinion
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    4.9 which version?

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    i run release with patches
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    Your own customized patches?

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    5.x is not to be run on production servers incase anyone didn't know..
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    Originally posted by DD-SNC
    5.x is not to be run on production servers incase anyone didn't know..


    I run 5.1 and it purrs like a champ put redhat fedora to shame


    and for all you smp people remeber you must run a custom kernal for smp support

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    I had to ditch my dual xeon 2.4, Freebsd 5.1 with cpanel a few months ago due to problems.
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    Originally posted by inteltechs
    I had to ditch my dual xeon 2.4, Freebsd 5.1 with cpanel a few months ago due to problems.
    dont suppose this was a server matrix server


    can you explain more on your problem?


    flood control can suck my alot of stars ******
    i can feel the warning points coming but ohh it was worth it



    one day wht will...ohh who reall gives a ****

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    Any idea with FreeBSD5.2 then?

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    dont suppose this was a server matrix server
    it was

    jailshell was messed up, mysql kept failing for no reasons and a few minor problems. Freebsd 4.8 with cpanel seems to be okay though.
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    Originally posted by inteltechs
    it was

    jailshell was messed up, mysql kept failing for no reasons and a few minor problems. Freebsd 4.8 with cpanel seems to be okay though.

    whoever writes the custom kernals for sm needs to go back to school



    I had the same problem i still dont know why the sell servers when they KNOW they have issues

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    Originally posted by UltraUnixNET
    Any idea with FreeBSD5.2 then?
    I would stay away from 5.2.
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    FreeBSD 5.2.1 has MUCH better support for SMP then 4.x ever will. Yes FreeBSD 5.x is still considered 'Development' but it has come along way since FreeBSD 5.1 which was quite troublesome for some people. FreeBSD 5.3 will be a great release if the branch is ever cut

    Thanks

    Jeremy

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    Originally posted by LTADMIN
    FreeBSD 5.2.1 has MUCH better support for SMP then 4.x ever will. Yes FreeBSD 5.x is still considered 'Development' but it has come along way since FreeBSD 5.1 which was quite troublesome for some people. FreeBSD 5.3 will be a great release if the branch is ever cut

    Thanks

    Jeremy

    im 5.1 with smp i was concerned about 5.2.1 and cpanel so i decided not to do it

    stay away from 5.2

    if i was motivated i would upgrade 5.1 to 5.2.1 but i think i will wait till 5.3


    wow i typed 5 alot

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    I haven't been too happy with what i've seen of 5.2.1. I'm waiting for 5.3-STABLE myself.

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    Any idea when would it be out?

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    Originally posted by UltraUnixNET
    Any idea when would it be out?
    Thats the million dollar question. It still says TBD on their website .

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    who says 5.3 will be 5-stable ? 4.10 is currently in RC stage which is making me think that will be 4-stable whilst 5.3 will remain 5-current.

    I use 4.9 with patches and no cpanel.

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    Originally posted by Chrysalis
    who says 5.3 will be 5-stable ? 4.10 is currently in RC stage which is making me think that will be 4-stable whilst 5.3 will remain 5-current.

    I use 4.9 with patches and no cpanel.
    Therefore, the release engineering team will only create the 5-STABLE branch in the CVS repository after we have found a relatively stable state to use as its basis. It is likely that there will be multiple releases in the 5.X series before this happens; we estimate that the 5-STABLE branch will be created around the time of 5.3-RELEASE.

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    I have a really tough decision then, which do i want to go with if I want a stable platform running nicely on an AMD opteron (Quad & Dual CPU)

    I am going to be running 1 P4 with cpanel for web hosting. anyone have reccomendations, 4.9 ? wait for 4.10 or 5.2.1 / 5.2 ?

    I had 4.9 a while ago, it wasn't too bad, 5.1 really messed up with SQL & cPanel. And apprently freeBSD just confused me into a knot. Such a big version split.

    My other boxes will be quad and dual opterons, which wont run cpanel, but will require stability, I am looking at 5.2 or 5.2.1 at the moment, any suggestions ?

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    Alright, narrowed down close enough, 5.2 or 5.2.1 ? (cPanel)

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    5.2.1 runs great.

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    cPanel and 5.2.1 ? Anyone wanna help me out and confirm that ?

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    Correct, with cpanel. Run's great.

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