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Hell all,

I\'m getting a new server for use in my small shared hosting business and I am unable to decide which version of CloudLinux is best to have it provisioned with. I realize that 7.1 is the newest version, but newest does not always mean best when it comes to stability. I have a lot of small shared hosting customers on my cPanel servers running RHEL 5 that I\'ll need to migrate over toe a CL server, and I\'m leaning toward getting the server provisioned with CL 6.7

I just feel really unsure because I\'m not familiar with CloudLinux yet and I would really appreciate any opinions.

The server will be used for shared hosting of clients with large number of files / big data and a lot of mySQL usage because I host mostly customers with e-commerce web sites that use a lot of PHP scripts / blogs / galleries.

I\'m just really unsure of which version of CL to choose for my new server and could really use the advice of someone more experienced.

Thank you for any feedback!
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  1. 02.12.2015 08:12:00
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Igor Seletskiy Accepted Answer
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I would recommend going with CL 6.x -- it is still much more stable then 7.x
  1. 08.12.2015 02:12:17
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Thanks for your reply Igor!
  1. 08.12.2015 03:12:08
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Hello Igor,

Do you have an idea about how many months will be required for CL7 to start being recommended ? We don\'t want to start a new server on CL6 and we can push off our next server for 4 to 6 months but will that be enough ?

Thanks
  1. 08.12.2015 08:12:44
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I don\'t have exact timeframe. As more people using it -- we get more info on how stable it is. I think it is getting very stable -- but still not as good as CL6. Maybe another 2-6 months...
  1. 28.12.2015 12:12:49
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Hi Igor, at the time of this writing, for cPanel servers, is CL6 still the one to go for, or is CL7 now the recommended version?

Are there any remaining CL7-specific issues we should be aware of?
Thanks in advance!
  1. 29.12.2015 09:12:50
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Igor Seletskiy Accepted Answer
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There is no kernel level issues with CL7 at this moment (solved with latest stable release)
Ruby/Python selector issues solved in beta repo, but not yet moved to production
alt-php4.4 (probably not needed by most) is not compatible with CL7 yet.

Otherwise CL7 is getting really stable, and I think we will start recommending it within next 3 months. For now we still recommend CL6
  1. 03.01.2016 10:01:10
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Richard Hordern Accepted Answer
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Good news ! 
We are watching our disk space carefully but still have enough for a few more months before requiring an upgrade.
Do you know how many servers are running CL7 in production ?
  1. 08.02.2016 16:02:30
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Hello, sorry to be impatient, 
We use litespeed so ruby selector is not an option yet, PHP 4 is not required either.
If we had to start a new sever in a month is cloudlinux 7 still not a good choice ?

We are looking at the following configuration :

Cloudlinux 7
cPànel
Litespeed
Dual xeon E5 2660 v3
256 GB ECC DDR 4
12 x Intel 3500 DC 800 GB SSD's in Harware Raid 10 (lsi)

This configuration needs to last us at least 6 years so Cloudlinux 6 is not an option.

We will be migrating a much smaller Cloudlinux 5 server to this server which hosts about 250 small cpanel accounts.

Should we try to wait much longer ? Or is Cloudlinux 7 nearly stable, or maybe even already stable ?
  1. 08.02.2016 16:02:32
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Sorry don't want to Hijack but could not help noticing "We use litespeed so ruby selector is not an option yet" I also use Litespeed and was about to try and add this function for customers. Is this an issue just on CL6 or is it also on CL7? 
  1. 08.02.2016 18:02:45
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It requires work from litespeed. They have it on their todo list but not with a high priority from what I\'ve understood. Maybe you could check litespeed\'s forums and let them know you are interested about this.
  1. 09.02.2016 14:02:18
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Hello,

We are waiting for Cloudlinux 7 to become stable enough before installing a new serveur.

We don\'t want to install Cloudlinux 6 as we need a more recent version of CURL for PayPal and Ownloud implementations without causing any issues with cPanel.

Igor said you would start recommending Cloudlinux 7 in 2 to 6 months, as it\'s nearly 2 months, I was wondering if it was there or nearly there.

Thanks :)
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