Vps server how to upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by tegralens, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. tegralens

    tegralens New Member

    I am thinking of purchasing a VPS server and would like to know a couple of questions

    Just to let you know I know very little of the linux would

    1. Which of these are the easiest to update (Update meaning like upgrading a php5 to a newer version or mysql) CentOS or Ubuntu ?

    If so what are the commands to do this if it can only be done in a command line.

    2.Does anyone know if I can do this within cpanel ?

    This VPS Will need to be PCI Compliant
  2. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Both should be the same, it really just depends on which distro you like better.
    While CentOS is based on RedHat, Ubuntu is based on Debian.

    I personally use debian/ubuntu. Never liked redhat and their whole structure..
    If you are not familiar with any of them, pick one and go with it..

    When updating both have their tools to make the job simple.
    CentOS uses yum (not sure what the whole command is)
    Ubuntu uses aptitude.

    On debian (same as ubuntu) i simply run:
    aptitude update
    aptitude safe-upgrade
    This will update ALL the software installed on server with newer version.

    It's really simple as that..

    How to set up server, look on your left you have lots of tutorials for CentOS or Ubuntu.

    Never used cPanel really so don't know how they do updates..
  3. tegralens

    tegralens New Member

    Anyone else have any option. I am interested to know what everyone thinks. And thanks TheRudy for yours.

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