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Old 07-28-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Anyone know if Fedora 8 or 9 is compatible with cpanel? Ordering server today!! Help!

Hey, I have a quick question before we order. I'm ordering tonight. Since Fedora 9 came out about 2 months ago, I was wondering if either Fedora 8 or 9 was compatible with cpanel.

I know it doesn't list it on cpanel's website, but I've installed a non-listed OS before and never had any problems. Maybe Cpanel's info page is out-dated?

Does anyone know if Fedora 8 or Fedora 9 is supported? I have 8 gigs of ram, so I need the 64-bit.

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There ought to get you started:

If you need more information, point your browser at, and search for 'linux cpanel'.
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For a server I would not go with Fedora. The support life of Fedora is only a little over one year, then no more updates of any kind. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It has a Seven year support life. Centos is free to download and update. Centos is binary compatible with RHEL.
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eh... does anyone know? I checked out those links, but that just explains where to order webhosting and how to add drives....

And if Fedora 8 or 9 is not supported by cpanel, I think I'm going to go ahead and go with CentOs 5.1 instead.

...the only thing that makes me get Fedora instead of Centos is.. well, it's newer. It seems like CentOs has been out for a while and doesn't have the latest things? Correct me if I'm wrong please. I've just been using Fedora for a while. My first server 4 years ago was CentOS 4.0, but it crashed about twice a month.

So... does any1 know if Fedora 8 or 9 is supported?

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Centos 5.2 is current.

Centos/RHEL is designed to be stable. Fedora is a development distro. So Fedora will always have newer stuff than RHEL/Centos, but for a server there are almost no advantages in running Fedora. While desktop related things are rapidly changing, the server arena is pretty well developed.
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Thanks lazlow. Couple of questions

1.)Have you tried Fedora first-hand? And after trying it, you still choose CentOs over it?

2.)O yea, I also use VNC to connect to my server sometimes, so I need a desktop of some sort. Does CentOs have that?

3.) Do you know ANY specific differences off-hand between Fedora and CentOs? Besides being more stable?

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For desktops I run Fedora(since FC4, currently F8 and testing F9) but when Fedora dropped long term support (FC5), I switched my servers to Centos.

Centos looks and "feels" pretty much like FC6 (which it was pretty much based on).

You can use gnome or Kde in Centos just like Fedora.

Other than the packages being older (more stable), there really is not much of a difference. You still use rpm, yum, ect. You do use different repos but the basic setup is the same.
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I have to agree with lazlow - given the support lifetime of F9, you'll be doing a complete rebuild of your server in a year. Sounds fine now, but once you've tweaked the thing, the last thing you'll want to do is start again.

It's not a matter of choosing one over the other - I use CentOS for servers and both Fedora and CentOS for desktops/laptops.

Another issue worth considering is that with Fedora being bleeding edge, you'll get some weird issues, like repos being stuffed every once in a while. Fine for a desktop, but not for your server. You'll also find that there are many more updates on a Fedora box, I assume because the team issue updates whenever the relevant package is updated, not just when it's "necessary".

Edit - and don't let anyone tell you can can just update F9 to F10. Works sometimes.


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