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  1. 19.07.2016 14:07:13
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Over a year since I first asked about EasyApache 4, and we still only seem to have got as far as a beta (please do correct me if I have missed some announcement about a stable release ! )

With today's announcement  from cPanel regarding the demise of EasyApache 3 , I really think the CloudLinux / cPanel users deserve some update on what exactly is happening, what we can expect, and most importantly ..... when?

Is the honeymoon between CloudLinux and cPanel over ? - Should we be preparing ourselves for a divorce ? I am feeling like I am living in a mushroom factory - you know -  being kept in the dark and being fed s*** every day :evil:
  1. 19.07.2016 15:07:37
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The demise of EasyApache3 has been coming for some time now.

As for cPanel's schedule, cPanel 58 hasn't yet hit Release.  But I would suspect that when cPanel 58 hits Release there will at least be some major movement regarding CloudLinux and EasyApache4.  As cPanel 58 moves towards Stable, the integration in CloudLinux and EasyApache4 will become much more standard.

Like you, as far as I know, the integration of CloudLinux and EasyApache4 is still in beta.  But, in my opinion, CloudLinux tends to keep things in beta much longer than needed (mod_lsapi just recently got moved out of the beta repositories a couple of months ago).

All of this tends to not bother me as much as some.  I've just recently started upgrading some of our servers to cPanel 56.  Most servers are still on cPanel 54.  I tend to prefer stability over new features, and cPanel tends to roll out new versions without a lot of quality assurance.  I like to let other people test out new cPanel versions, find the bugs, get them fixed, so I don't have to update cPanel servers everyday to a new patched version.

But I am looking forward to streamlining Apache and PHP with EA4.  But I would like to see something from CloudLinux regarding how best to integrate EA4 into CloudLinux.
  1. 20.07.2016 08:07:44
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There is a huge amount being done to make EA4 work perfectly with CL by both, CL & cPanel team. We could have taken an easy approach, and just make it work same as on CentOS. No ... couldn\'t have, as we always strive for something better.

We made it so that PHPSelector would work with cPanel MultiPHP controls
We are working on making sure that all hardened PHP versions are available from MultiPHP
We have created fully automated environment for building EA4 binaries (with our LVE changes), and subject them to same test suite as cPanel\'s EA4
We made mod_lsapi first class citizen under EA4
And so will be mod_passenger/ruby/python hosting

The reason it is still in beta is that there are still few cosmetic issues that needs to be handled. They are pretty much all conversion-related. We have to make sure it always gracefully fail (when it converts, it converts), and rolls back to EA3 - and this is where most of the work is now.
  1. 20.07.2016 08:07:09
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Igor, thank you so much for the update.

You see, it only takes a few minutes to re-assure your faithful followers that all is well, and everything is on track :D

As always, we are looking forward to the update to the CloudLinux spin of EA4 and the features you describe look fantastic. I am particularly relieved to see that the older hardened PHP versions are not being abandoned.

Kindest regards to all the CloudLinux team.
  1. 04.08.2016 03:08:07
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Marcin Kedzia wrote:

Lot of flexibility regarding PHP modules configuration (I do not see informations anywhere that MultiPHP will have this functionality) and easy PHP per directory implementation.


I am unaware of PHP Selector having per-directory settings. In fact, it seems to be on a per-account basis (not even per-domain, which MultiPHP supports). I have checked the PHP Selector documentation and didn\'t find any per-directory settings. Am I missing something?
  1. 04.08.2016 03:08:50
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Our PHP-Selector in cPanel interfaceis per account only. Suppose Marcin Kedzia meant multiPHP: https://confluence2.cpanel.net/display/EA4/Introduction+to+EasyApache+4
  1. 04.08.2016 06:08:17
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Yesterday, I tried my luck migrating to Easy Apache 4 on 1 server and it was a no go!
All websites using a Mysql (MAriaDB) database went offline stating the connexion to their database was broken.
I tried everything I know with cagefsctl to fix this but it didn\'t help.
I don\'t know if this is a known issue but I will wait a stable release to give it a try again.
  1. 04.08.2016 06:08:49
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Wi did not got any reports like that but definitely would like to investigate why this is happening. Please create support ticket at https://helpdesk.cloudlinux.com . Is the issue not resolved yet by you?
  1. 04.08.2016 07:08:12
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I reverted back to EA3 but will give a try again this night on the same server and, if necessary, will open a trouble ticket. Thank you.
  1. 04.08.2016 07:08:43
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Just to be sure, it this the current way to upgrade?
cPanel EasyApache 4
  1. 04.08.2016 09:08:03
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Yes, that is right documentation to upgrade to EA4.
  1. 04.08.2016 12:08:36
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Hello,
I tried again a migration. It went without problem. However, ever with the followed documented parameters I noticed that mod_lsapi was installed but not activated.

sh cloudlinux_ea3_to_ea4 --convert --mod_lsapi --altphp --mod_passenger
When I check the process list, I see that my scripts are executed under php-cgi handler and not lsphp!
I tried then to activate mod_lsapi as explained in the documentation:

/usr/bin/switch_mod_lsapi --setup
/usr/bin/switch_mod_lsapi --enable-global
service httpd restart
No errors are being reported but after this, all my websites loose their connections to their databases (MariaDB).
  1. 05.08.2016 12:08:48
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Unfortunately I have no ideas why this happened. Did you used PHP-Selector as usually? It should not be broken that way.
Or did you used any kind of php per directory manual integration?

It\'s better to create support ticket so we can react fast.
  1. 05.08.2016 14:08:21
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Thank you.

I opened a ticket ( #HWU-271-99583).
  1. 08.08.2016 13:08:52
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Hello, is that normal that php version are not updated (7.0.8 for example).
Thanks :)
  1. 08.08.2016 15:08:41
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It should be updated together with other system packages when cPanel\'s upcp is run. But you may want to update manually https://www.cloudlinux.com/cloudlinux-os-blog/entry/alt-php-updated-1-5 .
  1. 09.08.2016 00:08:10
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With EA4 being stable with cpanel 11.58, is the Cloudlinux integration with EA4 stable yet?
  1. 09.08.2016 06:08:50
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I\'m sorry, I don\'t undestand. I\'m using easyapache 4, so I think I need to use easy-apache repository from cloundlinux:

http://repo.cloudlinux.com/cloudlinux/EA4/6/updates/x86_64/

But here I see only 7.0.8

Thanks
  1. 09.08.2016 09:08:22
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Garry Accepted Answer
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Hi,

As Dave said.
With EA4 being fully released now, is CloudLinux classed as stable with EA4?

Thanks
  1. 17.08.2016 16:08:48
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Karl Fleming Accepted Answer
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OK Lets go over what we know and where we appear to be at;


  1. EA3 that fully supports CL PHP Selector will expire September 2017 after which there will be no new updates from cPanel sources.
  2. The last cPanel version to support EA3 will be v60 anticipated for September 2016.
  3. Users running EA3 and CL PHP Selector will be blocked from upgrading to cPanel v62 which will release probably in December 2016 / January 2017.
  4. The current EA4/MultiPHP that cPanel supplies in 58.0.20 is rubbish compared to the CL EA3/PHP Selector and looks like it has little chance of ever getting anywhere close to feature parity by the time that EA3 goes EOL.
  5. We have had no news from CL about their spin of EA4 and if it will ever leave the beta development stage, or about anything else to do with this topic (that I started well over a year ago) !!
  6. The disconnect between cPanel staff and their endorsement of CL seems to be widening by the day.



Come on guys, this is our livelihood you are playing with here – at least have the ethics and courtesy to let us know what is happening – even if that is 'not much'


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