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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RE[5]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by Soulbender on Mon 26th Nov 2012 01:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Want CPANEL? It's only supported in CENT/RHEL.


That's because Cpanel is a horribly badly written piece of software and a disgrace to system admins everywhere.

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RE[6]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by ze_jerkface on Tue 27th Nov 2012 08:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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2012-06-22

That's because Cpanel is a horribly badly written piece of software and a disgrace to system admins everywhere.


No it's a cost saving measure. They don't want to support every distro and they don't have to given the popularity of CENT.

Saying "CPANEL sux" won't make it go away anymore than saying "Office sux" when someone points out it doesn't run in Linux. Intertia will continue to build around CENT/RHEL/Oracle because of software like CPANEL. Sorry but that is reality.

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RE[7]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by Soulbender on Tue 27th Nov 2012 09:42 in reply to "RE[6]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No it's a cost saving measure.


That may be true but Cpanel is still junk. Heck, even Webmin is better although admittedly Cpanel is not as horrible as Plesk.
I'm sure it will continue to exist and be popular in certain circles though.
Also, even though RH/CNT is officially supported it's still incredibly fragile and easy to break and if you're doing *any* kind of configuration management (puppet, cfengine, chef etc) you can forget about it. 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.


Saying "CPANEL sux" won't make it go away anymore than saying "Office sux"


Except Office (I presume you mean Microsoft Office) is an actually useful and reasonably good product. CPanel isn't.

Intertia will continue to build around CENT/RHEL/Oracle because of software like CPANEL. Sorry but that is reality.


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 but "enterprise" apps and software is generally quite awful and out-of-date so it's a good match.
For everyone else who's even remotely agile RHEL/CENT (especially the 5.x series) is a dead chapter.
Well, not quite. Amazon Linux is quite good and up-to-date for a CentOS-based distro and as long as AWS is popular I guess that alone will keep CentOS alive.

Edited 2012-11-27 09:50 UTC

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