Ubuntu or CentOS with Cpanel (Sentora, ISPConfig?) ?

what is the best option to use with Cpanel (probably Sentora)

Ubuntu or CentOS ?


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Hello there,

You can now run cPanel/WHM on Ubuntu which is a great alternative.

This document describes the system requirements for your cPanel & WHM installation on an Ubuntu® server. You can install cPanel & WHM on Ubuntu version 20.04 LTS.

If there is a new product available in the marketplace we will update this thread with the information.

Hope that this helps!

Hello, mike712366

Unfortunately cPanel/WHM can be only installed on CentOS, CloudLinux , or RHEL and it’s not available for install on Debian.

You can check the full requirements on cPanel’s docs:

We offer cPanel/WHM as one-click app through our marketplace which you can check here as well:

New installations automatically receive a free 15-day trial license.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

I go for Ubuntu with ISPConfig panel. The installation was nice and smooth. thanks

If you are planning on using Cpanel then you don’t have a choice you need to use centos as Cpanel doesn’t support anything else. Now there is other control panels out there. checkout zpanel or vesta if you want to use ubuntu

As per Sentora DOCs concern, they do support both, so it comes down to personal choice… The OS you previously have worked with and familiar with is the one you should give importance…

  • CentOS is most widely used world wide when comes to web servers.
  • Ubuntu is most widely used here in DO I see… Hence you are suppose to get more tutorial for many software and other stuff, though off late CentOS tutorials are also getting added…

Stability wise, if configured and maintained properly, then both should be fine.

Personally I use CentOS (along with zPanel) as I felt it runs better with less RAM environment…