Well... upgrading is always if you are sure everything runs smooth with the new version. But be cautious, i had to re-image my server.. i fter i realized that plesk was not supported on fedora 3. I had to install everything from scrap again.
Originally posted by isplhost.net Well... upgrading is always if you are sure everything runs smooth with the new version. But be cautious, i had to re-image my server.. i fter i realized that plesk was not supported on fedora 3. I had to install everything from scrap again.
This shows you should research what OS you are using and software compatiablitiy. Also I heard there were some problems with CentOS 4 and cPanel, It was installable but it was tricky getting installed and wasnt as stable as planned. Im not sure if this issue was fixed yet.
Fedora is our OS of choice. CentOS might be great but haven't really checked it out thoroughly. I'm open to anything stable and reliable and we have hundreds of custom built RPMs for FC now. We are very comfortable with it and the servers run great. But we are a Plesk shop primarily.
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If possible, I would stay away from Fedora as its a Desktop OS and has a short lifecycle - which means you will be upgrading your servers core components on a regular basis. This is not something you want to do on a production web server.
I would recommend looking into CentOS 3 or 4, it has worked quite well for us, and is a free rebuild of RHEL.
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FC2 is a perfect OS for linux servers. However I would suggest to use one of CentOs Releases on your next production servers.
For now the best release is CentOs4 ,After installation make sure to disable Auditd to ensure stable operation of your system.
Hardly, As you know centOS 4 is a source release of RHEL4 which is hardly used on production hosting enviroments at the moment, there are too many failed dependancies between most control panels and Cent/RHEL4 to make it stable.
As things stand, CentOS 3 or RHEL 3 are your best bets for a hosting enviroment. If your running a CP'less system then the world is your oyster.