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Old 05-04-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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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! ;-)

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They don't even shave MySQL 5 in their ghosts.
OMG!!!! Teh they are don't are shave their ghosts11!11!!

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So, I need to find out what apps that can run on 8 will not on 4, etc.
FC4 is deprecated, no longer maintained (consequences) and F9 will be released RSN. If you want that much control then I think your only realistic options are finding a service provider that provides you with a stable, regularly update distro (if for instance you like what efforts RHEL puts into certification, ISV acceptance, support longevity and stability of RHEL but don't want to pay for RHEL then you could run CentOS), colocation or even hosting at work or home (if applicable). And I don't know what you do with your servers but AFAIK most tend to be DE-less ones. Besides that service providers are an excellent example of you getting what you pay for. If you want premium class hosting you'll pay premium rates. No comparison is going to change that. If you want a comparison I'd suggest searching the 'net as there are some fora dedicated to "webmasters" and such.
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Hostmysite will set you up with a CentOS 5 VPS if you request it. Also, you certainly can run X-Windows on a VPS, you just have to set it up. Despite that fact, I don't recommend doing it, since it uses so many resources and has a history of remote exploits. I think a better idea since you need some kind of "control panel" interface and to reduce your attack surface would be installing Webmin, running that on a different port than the default.


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