Should I use newer nginx/apache or stick with Ubuntu Bionic repo?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ironjohn, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. ironjohn

    ironjohn New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I would love to have the latest security updates for the web server, but don't want to complicate business maintenance in the future.

    Is it ok to use a backport or ppa repo with ISPConfig or should I stick with the defaults?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You get security updates from Ubuntu main repo, so I would stick with it and I do use the main repo on all of my nginx systems.
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  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If you mean security "features" rather than just bugfixes, I'd recommend working to contribute those to the ISPConfig project so you and everyone else benefit. There are numerous security features which have not been implemented even in the current versions.
  4. ironjohn

    ironjohn New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I likely will some day. When I understand enough to produce useful contributions. :)
  5. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I will suggest to use main ubuntu repo and ppa that are backed by ubuntu or its main developers. For nginx, apache2 and php it is safe to use ondrej sury ppa (this have hiccups sometimes). For website, you may use latest softwares directly like phpmyadmin (latest debian tutorial covers this). Others like mariadb, it is better to use ubuntu repo. I am not sure about mail server softwares (I am using relay anyway) so ubuntu repo would be my best bet. For ISPConfig, just use follow the announcement in here and upgrade to latest version whenever there is one.

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