I wanted to know what would be the best OS for running cpanel; I personally prefer FreeBSD since its more secure but im not sure whether or not there are any issues with cpanel and freebsd working together?
Linux is linux. Linux is only as secure as you make it. Its not as secure as freebsd out of the box. But can be secure. In my opinion. Cpanel is more stable on linux distro's then it is on freebsd as they develop on linux and port to bsd
if you perfer freebsd, then try cpanel on freebsd...cpanel works pretty well on freebsd though.
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We have a xeon running cpanel with FreeBSD. We had issues with NAMED since cpanel decided to change the versions of it, and never updated the make.conf file to include the new build options, breaking it into a million peices
After finding htis out, it was a simple 2 minute recompile of bind and it was golden
I used it with CentOS, and it was very nice, though.
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What we have found in deploying cpanel on hundreds of machines is that sometimes it can get rather querky. Once in awhile verious annoying things can happen with it. One of the latest "bugs" we've seen is that ALL of the users mailboxes would disappear for no reason. Cpanel advised of a fix around this issue, but it still caused some of clients to panic.
All in all, we prefer CentOS with Cpanel. Our next choice is FreeBSD.