Converting from CentOS?

If you will be looking to move to a different OS which one?

  • FreeBSD

  • Debian

  • Ubuntu

  • Oracle Linux (not currently Supported)

  • Cloud Linux OSV (not currently existing)

  • Red Hat EL

  • Rocky Linux (not currently existing)

  • Staying on CentOS until the bitter end.

  • Windows?

  • Alma linux


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bdacus01

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REST IN PEACE CENTOS
Background.jpgTo help lend some guidance to DA. I thought a Poll would be good. If you have CentOS of any version answer below. Mark up to 3.
Feel free to comment below as well.
 

floyd

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I am sticking with version 7. Its has support for several more years. This will give time for perhaps Rocky Linux to get established or perhaps another one. I don't feel the need to have a knee jerk reaction. Let the dust settle.
 

gozen

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For now we stay with CentOS 7 and CloudLinux ...maybe we will give CloudLinux OS a try that was just announced.
 

k1l0b1t

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I'd say: wait a while

I'm still running cent 7 so I still have a little more than 3 years to decide .
 

jca

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I'll run 7 for at least the next year. A replacement will be clear when CentOS 8 end is near. It is also compatible my update schedule for my host servers. Just in time for new hardware and a fresh installation confirm everything is working and migrate in Q1 2022
 

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I updated my last server to CentOS 8 last week, so I will be sticking to 8 as I am not to worried as we have a year of support.

I used FreeBSD back in the mid 2000, I found it very stable on DA but I have not used it for many years, tried Debian 10 a couple of days ago just a standard install seems ok.

So if Rocky Linux does not work out, I will use Debian in the future, hopefully DA will continue to support FreeBSD in the future.
 

jayw1

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I've been a CentOS server admin since 5.5, now running 8.
Currently in the process of migrating servers to Ubuntu 20.04. Would prefer Debian but Ubuntu offers a longer life for LTS releases.
 

floyd

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I would use whatever DirectAdmin uses to initially build on.
 
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k1l0b1t

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I would use whatever DirectAdmin uses to initially build on.
Yeah. Ubuntu should work though

I think both ubuntu LTS and Debian LTS have 5 years of support. With Debian having (I think) another 2 of ELTS. So I'd go for debian though.
 

floyd

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CentOS previously has 10 years support. I am hoping the replacement Rocky Linux will have the same.
 
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