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Benefits of Migrating From CentOS 6 to CentOS 7

Posted by Allison on 02 03 2017.

As CentoOS 5 is nearing its End of Life (EOL) this upcoming March, cPanel users must consider immediately switching the use of CentOS 5 to the updated CentOS 7 as there will be no more updates for the latter program. CentOS 7 is a community based distribution that stems from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Distribution that brings stability to users and is also going to be the primary CentOS platform beginning March. For those looking to migrate into CentOS 7, here is useful guide that may help users in understanding what is new and what to expect from this solution.

 

What are the Benefits of Running CentOS 7?

 

As previously mentioned, the primary benefit of running CentOS 7 is stability as this desktop will be running for a very long time. This includes cPanel web hosts being able to receive regular updates for as long as an estimated 10 years. With…

As CentoOS 5 is nearing its End of Life (EOL) this upcoming March, cPanel users must consider immediately switching the use of CentOS 5 to the updated CentOS 7 as there will be no more updates for the latter program. CentOS 7 is a community based distribution that stems from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Distribution that brings stability to users and is also going to be the primary CentOS platform beginning March. For those looking to migrate into CentOS 7, here is useful guide that may help users in understanding what is new and what to expect from this solution.

 

What are the Benefits of Running CentOS 7?

 

As previously mentioned, the primary benefit of running CentOS 7 is stability as this desktop will be running for a very long time. This includes cPanel web hosts being able to receive regular updates for as long as an estimated 10 years. With all the available updates, cPanel users will also benefit in many ways such as:

 

Security

 

As CentOS 7 is the newest platform, users will be able to utilize a more impenetrable firewall and anti-Spam program. For cPanel hosts, some security programs available a host of many programs that include:

 

  • An extremely formidable Anti-Spam program that regulates malicious emailing on the cPanel email group.

 

  • For web hosts and administrators, this program allows the easy creation of websites where website owners can feature their products, services, company information, and billing among others. Through the numerous templates, web hosts can build unique and attractive websites that look extremely professional.

 

  • This billing software is essential for website owners to manage their earnings, billings, invoices, and other financial activities.

 

  • Attracta SEO Tools. Another integral part of owning a website is to be able to manage search engine optimization. The Attracta SEO Tools is a wonderful program where users can regularly edit and upload information about new and existing products and services. It also allows a website to be entered into the 4 top search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask.

 

Upgrading

 

For cPanel hosts upgrading from a CentOS 6 to a CentOS 7, they need not reformat their computers. CentOS 7 comes with an automatic upgrading feature called the In-Place Upgrade. This feature automatically provides upgrading from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7.

 

Data Management

 

As most cPanel hosts deal with gargantuan amounts of data, CentOS 7 uses XFS as its official file system. This system makes dealing with data a very efficient experience for cPanel hosts as it prevents journal traffic delays that were very predominant in previous, older systems.

 

Compatibility

 

Even with CentOS 7 offering many new and amazing features, the system is still compatible with older software. This means that data being managed by CentOS 5 and CentOS 6 will still work perfectly for CentOS 7. As a cPanel user, you may need to consider updating the data to CentOS 7 for safety and security.