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Debian Support
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Wes Bullard: Support for debian would be an asset. I know most say centos is the only os for web hosting etc. But imho debian has some distinct advantages, major one being 3.x kernel which offers some vast improvements that benefit web hosts. I also realize this isn't an easy task but would greatly add to the over all effectiveness of interworx. Too many control panels lock into one os distro's, and as such lose a far amount of potential customers. I'd be wiling to help with making a debian branch of interworx, as I'm sure some others in the community would be willing to help aswell.
Nov 11, 2013, 2:26 pmBy: Wes Bullard
  1. Nagy Róbert: I think all apt based distro is a target rather than only Debian. In my personal opinion Plesk is widely used because it supports Ubuntu, and most of the system administrators use Debian or Ubuntu nowdays. Maybe with some tweaking the InterWorx can be extended to use config file paths based on distro. DJBDNS can be installed on debian too as well as other packages. Maybe only the init scripts and config file locations are different. I made a couple of experiments and found that a lot easier to find recent packages for apt based distros than CentOS. Maybe because the community is bigger.
    November 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm
  2. Trevor Bonomi: Wes, I agree with you. I built a home server over the weekend as a project, and my plan was to install Ubuntu and just slap interworx on it. The issue Interworx devs came across is that InterWorx relies HEAVILY on a bunch of RedHat stuff. They said they were able to easily port InterWorx CP itself, but all of the programs it relies on would have to be replaced with Debian counterparts. :( I finally just put CentOS instead. If I were a beast at programming, I'd lead putting a Deb version, but unfortunately, it's a huge undertaking, (And maintaining it is another burden.) CPanel used to be Debian too, and dropped support for it. :(
    November 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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