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New OS - which to use?

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  • Andrew

    I would do Alma 8. It is well supported already and you will have a seamless way to upgrade to further versions later on.

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  • morrow95

    Thanks for the reply Andrew - just to confirm - 8 supports mod_lsapi right?  Coming from CentoOS 7 might little research so far kind of comfirms this would be the most straightforward OS to go for... other than not being the 'latest' offered.

     

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  • Andrew

    Yes it does.

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  • ITHKBO

    We had a for the most part painless migration to Almalinux 8 / CloudLinux 8 for about 500 companies
    lsapi is supported by default in EA4


    It is important to note that only from the 2024 LTS will have official Alma and Rocky Linux 9 support
    The other ones Stable, Release, Current are supported but if you want to run LTS it is something to keep note of.
    https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us/articles/6667128316567-When-will-cPanel-Support-AlmaLinux-9

    Also the 9 series does not allow PHP older than 8.0 which might or not be a obstacle in your case.
    https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us/articles/15291905739031-Does-AlmaLinux-9-and-Rocky-Linux-9-support-EOL-PHP-versions

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  • morrow95

    I always make it a habit of updating any code for php so have been running php 8 since it became available.  lspai was the main thing I found that would pose a problem - lots of php pages that are hit very frequently so it makes a huge impact on performance for us.

    I have this odd feeling that shortly after I make this change that almalinux 9 is going to be fully supported and have lsapi compatibility.  I kind of remember something similar happening with our last os update - we had to use centos 7 instead of 8.

    Current plan is to spin up a new vm and start from scratch and get everything copied over and setup.  Once that is done I can shutdown the database vm and export/import it over.  Seems to be the safest method and while I did run into a few problems last time it got all sorted out.

     

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