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OS Recommendations

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by lpittman, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. lpittman

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    Hello everyone ... I am currently running a RH 7.3/Plesk 7.5 and am looking to ordering a new server and was wondering what was the 'norm' for 8.0, if any.

    I do basic hosting stuff, nothing fancy. Any recommendations/suggestions/opinions would be great.

    I am currently considering FC4, but only because I'm slightly firmiliar with it.

    I am a novice Linux user if that makes any difference...

    Looking forward to responses. = )

    Luke
     
  2. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

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    I'd go with CentOS 4 if you're slightly familiar with Fedora. CentOS works just the same, it's free but has a much longer lifecycle than Fedora.
     
  3. lpittman

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    Thanks for the feedback ... Is it only the longer life cycle that does it for you? Perhaps could outline some of the other advantages, if any... = )

    Anyone else have any preferences?

    Luke
     
  4. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

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    CentOS is a free rebuild of the non-free Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you're familiar with the Red Hat way of Linux (RHEL/Fedora/CentOS), I'd go with CentOS.
     
  5. crnunez

    crnunez Regular Pleskian

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    RHEL4 or CentOS4.3 are goods!
     
  6. lpittman

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    Will CentOS 4.3 work fine? That's all I can find for some reason.
     
  7. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

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    Yes, CentOS 4.3 will work just fine.
     
  8. Hultenius

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    Go for CentOS 4.x.
     
  9. tolis

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    why not fedora?

    Hi to everyone
    I also want to switch to a new server and since i have been using a centos 3.6 i think to installa either a newer centos or a fedora, probably 4
    Any feedback on either of them with plesk 8?
    Thanks
     
  10. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

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    Go with Fedora 4 if you need PHP5 out of the box, otherwise go with CentOS 4.
     
  11. tolis

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    Is plesk compatible with both of them?
    I need php4 cause of the scripts i use in my websites and i thought that plesk uses php5...
     
  12. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

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    Plesk uses whatever PHP version your OS installs. Fedora 4 comes with PHP 5, CentOS 4 has PHP 4.

    It is possible to install PHP 5 on OSes that don't come with PHP 5 out of the box, but it is not completely trivial to make this work seemlessly with Plesk. The Atomic Rocket Turtle repository has created Plesk-compatible PHP 5 packages for Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora releases that don't come with PHP 5 out of the box. If you want to set this up check out http://www.atomicrocketturtle.com/Joomla/content/view/141/29/
     
  13. tolis

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    Thanks a looooot Breun!!!!
    I supose you use plesk 8 or not?
    How do you evaluate it so far?
     
  14. breun

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    I maintain a good lot of different systems: some run Plesk 7.5, some run Plesk 8, some run Fedora, some run CentOS... If it's up to me I usually go for Plesk 8 on CentOS 4.
     
  15. tolis

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    OK thanks for all your help
    appreciate it...
     
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