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    Hello, I am currently looking to get a dedicated server with CPanel on it what operating sysytem is right and 32 or 64 bit?


    Cent OS 4 (32 BIT)
    Cent OS 5 (32 BIT)
    Cent OS 4 (64 BIT)
    Cent OS 5 (64 BIT)
    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise RC0 (64 bit)
    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise RC0 (32 bit)
    Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 SP2 (64 bit)
    Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 SP2 (32 bit)
    Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 (64 bit)
    Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 (32 bit)
    Windows Server 2003 Standard (64 bit)
    Windows Server 2003 Standard (32 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - ES 4 (64 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - ES 4 (32 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5 (64 bit)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5 (32 bit)
    Ubuntu Linux 6.06.1 LTS Dapper Drake (64 bit)
    Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake (32 bit)
    FreeBSD 6.2 (64 bit)
    FreeBSD 6.2 (32 bit)
    Fedora Release 7 (64bit)
    Fedora Release 7 (32bit)
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Etch/Stable (64 bit)
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Etch/Stable (32 bit)

    Thanks

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    what hardware are you using?
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    Well first you need to decide, do you need a windows or linux server? Second, a 64 bit operating system is typically much better with load but you will need a 64 bit processor to run it. Third, For windows you only have one main choice, but for linux I would recommend Red Hat or Cent OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingcube View Post
    Well first you need to decide, do you need a windows or linux server? Second, a 64 bit operating system is typically much better with load but you will need a 64 bit processor to run it. Third, For windows you only have one main choice, but for linux I would recommend Red Hat or Cent OS
    i am looking for linux

    64 Bit I am looking for mainly because it can process more data


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    what hardware are you using?
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    Ohh - forgot to add CPanel and Mcafee wont accept 64 Bit CentOS not compatiable error

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    I'd say you should stick with Cent OS 5 (64 BIT) -- if you dont wanna pay.

    but if you got the extra few bucks go with redhat
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    Red hat is free at softlayer but they dont support cpanel on a 64 bit.

    Should I use Redhat and a 32bit? Suggestions

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    I'd reccomend using a 64bit OS with 4 or more GB of RAM. PAE adds overhead with a 32 GB OS. Also you have the 2GB of RAM per process limitation in a 32 bit environment whereas I believe 64bit can allocate 8 GB to a process. Then again developers are finally getting their stuff thread and multicore friendly so who knows.
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    Um who saids cPanel is not working with 64bit CentOS? WOrks fine with mines.

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    Pick whichever O/S the person who will be managing your server prefers. If you dont know what to pick you wont be managing your server obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFerrier View Post
    Pick whichever O/S the person who will be managing your server prefers. If you dont know what to pick you wont be managing your server obviously.
    Spot on advice, IMO.

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    Aren't you guys reading his posts? With that config he can't have a 64 bit version.

    Go with cent 5 on 32 bit. I myself bought a similar config with the same OS and control panel just last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GorillaZ View Post
    64 Bit I am looking for mainly because it can process more data
    Not necessarily. Unless you need more than 4GB of RAM, going 64-bit isn't of much advantage. In fact, 64-bit applications may use more RAM, leaving you less to work with.
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