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    Why Centos?

    I have used Centos in the past for general purposes, but I see this distro mentioned several times in this section.
    Is it necessary for hosting, or any Linux will do?
    What makes it special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOED77 View Post
    I have used Centos in the past for general purposes, but I see this distro mentioned several times in this section.
    Is it necessary for hosting, or any Linux will do?
    What makes it special?
    Centos is very popular, especially for web hosting because cPanel run only on Centos.
    But you can use Debian or Ubuntu .
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    Their is nothing special about it, all good flavors of Linux are just as good if not better. Each distribution has it's oven benefits but each can do the job of any other.

    cPanel requires CentOS which is why it's most used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtuBox View Post
    Centos is very popular, especially for web hosting because cPanel run only on Centos.
    But you can use Debian or Ubuntu .
    So, can I install cPanel on other distros, couse I like to work with other specialized distros like Kali and Artistx.

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    Their is nothing special about it, all good flavors of Linux are just as good if not better. Each distribution has it's oven benefits but each can do the job of any other.

    cPanel requires CentOS which is why it's most used.
    I have just told VirtuBox that I like other specialized distros, and install cPanel whereever you want. But I'm going to install CentOS now, regardless.

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    No you can only use cPanel with CentOS
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJSHost View Post
    No you can only use cPanel with CentOS
    Ok, I'll stick with CentOS then, I have gone to the website and they offer several option, two which I'm interested in, a normal 4 gigs iso and, and another one called CentOS 64-everything, they don't show the difference in the website, should I go with the 4 gigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOED77 View Post
    Ok, I'll stick with CentOS then, I have gone to the website and they offer several option, two which I'm interested in, a normal 4 gigs iso and, and another one called CentOS 64-everything, they don't show the difference in the website, should I go with the 4 gigs.
    You need to install CentOS minimal or you can ask your DC to do so.
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    There may be other reasons to make it more popular for servers. One of the major thing is it is based on RHEL and the user base. RHEL is quite a big player, the OS and management tool is well known and with their large user base and volunteer support it is easy to find solutions for most of the issues. Additionally the standard training for Linux people take is the certifications from RedHat and many people are more familair with RHEL tool sets when it comes to server management toolsets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobin View Post
    There may be other reasons to make it more popular for servers. One of the major thing is it is based on RHEL and the user base. RHEL is quite a big player, the OS and management tool is well known and with their large user base and volunteer support it is easy to find solutions for most of the issues. Additionally the standard training for Linux people take is the certifications from RedHat and many people are more familair with RHEL tool sets when it comes to server management toolsets.
    I Have actually installed CentOs, and I might say that is the easiest Linux distro I have encountered in terms of web servers or web development in general, it's not the first time I installed CentOs, I have some bad memories with the old ones, the reason I have opened these thread.
    Could you tell me how much it would cost me to install Red Hat Linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOED77 View Post
    I Have actually installed CentOs, and I might say that is the easiest Linux distro I have encountered in terms of web servers or web development in general, it's not the first time I installed CentOs, I have some bad memories with the old ones, the reason I have opened these thread.
    Could you tell me how much it would cost me to install Red Hat Linux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltratechHost View Post
    CentOS follows RedHat Linux so no need to to subscribe for RedHat Linux
    Thank you, I guess that the difference between subscribers and non subscribers is the support, and not some additional functionalities in RedHat Linux. excuse me for insisting, but I want to get to the bottom of this

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    The main difference between CentOS and Redhat is you get support with a Redhat subscription. CentOS releases the same patches that Redhat does, so if you do not need support there is no need to use Redhat. But do not get this wrong, think of this as the same type of support Microsoft will give you for a copy of Windows.

    Many corporations use Redhat simply to say they have an certified enterprise linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madRoosterTony View Post
    The main difference between CentOS and Redhat is you get support with a Redhat subscription. CentOS releases the same patches that Redhat does, so if you do not need support there is no need to use Redhat. But do not get this wrong, think of this as the same type of support Microsoft will give you for a copy of Windows.

    Many corporations use Redhat simply to say they have an certified enterprise linux.
    You're absolutely right, I wouldn't call the support even if I have the right to. and the difference between both distros being the support is just what I needed to know. Thank you.

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    Yes it is for hosting. When it comes to involvement of server environment it gives good feasible for commercial purpose. Centos strives to achieve RHEL package compliance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOED77 View Post
    You're absolutely right, I wouldn't call the support even if I have the right to. and the difference between both distros being the support is just what I needed to know. Thank you.
    Unless you have an enterprise infrastructure with support compliance for the software you use, you will be fine with CentOS. There may be other slight differences , but major difference is support and package repository.
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    Agree with the replies. As you would like to run the cPanel, you will need to use CentOS. CentOS is more secure, stable and reliable to use. It is free.

    It has large community and team of developers which will provide you free support.

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