Seeking advice on using CentOS Stream for hosting servers?

Dopani

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I've been running a hosting server on CentOS 7 for quite some time now, and it's been an excellent foundation for my server needs. However, as CentOS 7 is approaching its end-of-life, and with the shifting dynamics in the CentOS ecosystem, I find myself at a pivotal decision point regarding the most suitable upgrade path for my server.

The discontinuation of CentOS 8 and the introduction of CentOS Stream have introduced a new set of considerations. Additionally, the emergence of RHEL-focused distributions like Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux offers potential new avenues. Each of these options brings its own set of features, support expectations, and community backing, making the decision far from straightforward.

Given the critical nature of my hosting server's stability, security, and compatibility with future software developments, I'm reaching out to this knowledgeable community for your perspectives:

What are your thoughts on CentOS Stream for a hosting server environment? Have you migrated to CentOS Stream from CentOS 7, and if so, what has been your experience, especially regarding stability and support?
 

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CentOS no thanks, moved from centos to almalinux and it's working perfectly fine.
 

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CentOS Stream offers continuous updates rather than fixed versions like CentOS 7. Migrating to CentOS Stream could provide access to the latest features and improvements but may have a few stability issues due to its dynamic nature. Some users prefer the predictability of fixed releases for hosting servers. Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux aim to provide CentOS-like stability and support. You need to access carefully your specific server needs, and risk tolerance will be absolutely important in choosing the most suitable upgrade. Personally, we prefer CloudLinux which we run on our servers.
 
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