[CentOS] Wait for 5 or just use 4.4?

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Sat Mar 31 05:55:15 UTC 2007

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Just tossing my $0.02.

On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 12:28:38AM +0800, Cen Tos wrote:
> However now that I looked into CentOS, I find myself at a point where it's
> transitting to a major new version. So the key question for me is, should I
> wait for CentOS 5 to be released or just go for 4.4?

I, for one, won't be migrating or installing new servers with CentOS 5
for a while yet. I'll be probably only doing tests and adapting script and
procedures during the next 1 or 2 months.

Jumping to a new version on a prodution server right after it is released
is a bit too risky for my tastes.

> 1. RAID : Was planning to run "hardware" RAID 1 on the server and has noted
> comments that software RAID 1 on Linux may be better than raid 1 using onboard
> firmware controllers.

3ware :)

> 2. Software that would be running on the server would include Apache 2.x with
> ASPx support, php 5.x, MySQL 5.x, Exim, ProFTPD, Direct Admin (supposed to be
> developed on RH and one user apparently tested it to work right out of the box
> with 5 Beta, part of the reason why I decided to go with CentOS)

If you want php 5.x and MySQL 5.x, you definitively should wait for CentOS 5.

> 4. Network bandwidth control based on request IP or domains (i.e. connections
> to IP #1 can be limited to 512Kbps, while connections to IP #2 can be limited
> to 1024Kbps, or connections to www.domainA.com is limited to 256Kbps etc.

As far as I'm concerned, this kind of thing should be no different in either
of the 2 versions.

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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