comparison of Fedora 8 and 4 fixes, features, packages
I am stuck using the VPS ghost that SWSoft disdainfully shoves at us with their Virtuozzo garbage. Plesk costs so that I can do what I already could do but with intrusion and monthly payments. It reminds me of how a simple game of baseball has been destroyed by big money. Does a comparison of these two cores exist that will list all orphaned, end-of-lifed, highly-modified, and new packages. New apps will use the newer packages and will not run on Fedora Core 4. Performance and integration changes. It affects how much RAM and disk space I require. HostMySite tells me nothing and SWSoft's only changes are apparently to their name and marketing deceit. I wanted to go to vncserver and remote access to Gnome or KDE (child to the CDE I used years ago on HP-UX, Solaris, etc.). Or, I could use Webmin. I run 7 domains (all mine) from the server and do not need all the limitations of Plesk which admins domain sites rather than hardware. If one domain app needs more memory/cpu, I do not have to statically change Plesk's settings. It just works. HostMySite has no X-Windows running. They should call the eunuchized Linux "Linu" as X-Windows and the kernel is what sets MS Windows apart from a real operating system (Unix) and its MacOSX/Linux children.
So, I need to find out what apps that can run on 8 will not on 4, etc. Any help finding a definitive chart would be most helpful. Also, the me that gets used by apps running on 8 (over 4) would be great. So many bu fixes will not affect what HostMySite has and so will kill apps from running properly. They don't even shave MySQL 5 in their ghosts. It's 4.
Best of all, I'd rather find a responsive web host that treats customers with more testing and support on up-to-date OSs and application software. They must have more than one site, be away from flood, earthquake, volcano, and deep-freeze zones, esp. away from New Jersey! ;-)