Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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by ze_jerkface on Tue 27th Nov 2012 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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Cpanel is really only useful for people who want to re-sell hosting to mon'n'pop companies. Nothing wrong with that but Cpanel has no place in any other setting.

Now we are getting to the crux of the issue. CPANEL is used heavily for shared hosting. Those hosts setup RHEL/CNET LAMP environments to use CPANEL which creates inertia. It's not about whether you like it or not. It's just one of many factors that have made RHEL/CENT the de facto distro for LAMP stacks. As inertia builds more software is only supported/tested in this environment and stepping outside of it increases the conflict risk. From a business perspective you also have to consider long term risk. In 5 years any new LAMP software will have to run on RHEL/CENT for it to be profitable. It's extremely low risk when it comes to compatibility and support.

Oracle? As in Oracle Linux? Hah. Hahaha. Sure, and the Pope will convert to Islam. ...
Perhaps in the "enterprise" space RH/CNT will remain popular

Perhaps? There is only one enterprise distro that the Fortune 50 will consider. The remaining competition is between support providers, with Oracle being #2.

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