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The OS of choice for Plesk

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by mlnospam, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. mlnospam

    mlnospam Guest


    I like pretty much Debian and have been using it since now a few years but I must notice that Plesk under Debian is somehow not very stable or lead to various package problems and this on a fresh new installed server.

    First of all the autoinstaller of Plesk won't even work on Debian 4.0 x64, well that's not so bad because there is a workaround. But worse is that today I did an apt-get update apt-get upgrade and there are unmet dependecies with the package libc6 so the upgrade is failing and leaving the whole OS in a "half-updated" state. apt-get update / apt-get upgrade on other servers without plesk in the apt.d/sources.list just worked fine. So it looks like SWsoft debian packages are in conflict with some official debian packages. Not nice...

    Then the Plesk admin console (https://hostname:8443) simply doesn't answer anymore: gives a blank page. So I need to restart psa... Then it works again. So pretty unstable for production...

    Now because of these problems I got to the conclusion that Debian is simply NOT the OS of choice for Plesk... So I wanted to ask you guys out there what 64 bit Linux distribution you would recommend me ? The criteria for me is stability and no package incompatibilities problems... RHEL is not a choice because you have to pay. But is then maybe CentOS better for Plesk ? Please consider that I also want to use Plesk Expand so the OS has to also be stable for the Plesk Expand server.

    Many thanks in advance for the input

  2. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Washington, DC
    CentOS is what I would recommend, its got the 7 year support cycle, and a "server" design focus.