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I have recently noticed my mail inbox and come to know that Webfaction is offering to migrate from CentOS5-32bit to CentOS6-64bit(has latest version of mysql and postgresql). So, I have following queries:

  1. What are the advantages or probable disadvantages(if any)? ie. performance, security ..etc
  2. I have a codeigniter app, a punbb forum, a wordpress blog and an OSQA application and 2 awstats apps. So if I want to migrate to CentOS6, then which of above applications will be affected or all of above will work properly and if there a timeout, how much time will it take.
  3. How to do this migration, I am not familiar with this migration stuff. If webfaction does it for me then Is there any actions which I have to take on my part?

Thanks !!

asked 22 Nov '11, 03:20

plus1this
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edited 22 Nov '11, 03:21


Hi,

What are the advantages or probable disadvantages(if any)? ie. performance, security ..etc

CentOS 6 is the newest operating system we are offering as such it has the latest updates and packages like MySQL 5.5 and Postgres 9.1.

I have a codeigniter app, a punbb forum, a wordpress blog and an OSQA application and 2 awstats apps. So if I want to migrate to CentOS6, then which of above applications will be affected or all of above will work properly and if there a timeout, how much time will it take.

All the PHP apps and Awstats should work without problems.

You may need to follow: http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/moving.html#django

for your OSQA app since it is based on Django.

How to do this migration, I am not familiar with this migration stuff. If webfaction does it for me then Is there any actions which I have to take on my part?

You can do the migration by requesting it here.

permanent link

answered 22 Nov '11, 03:31

neeravk
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edited 22 Nov '11, 03:35

Are there any performance differences between sites on CentOS 5 and CentOS 6 in webfaction's server setup? Can I expect my sites to be any faster (or slower)? What are the differences in memory consumption?

(19 Nov '12, 02:12) user

You should expect better performance because the cgroups kernel feature will fairly allocate resource to all users on the server. You might see higher memory usage since 64-bit apps generally use a bit more memory, but I don't know exactly how much.

(19 Nov '12, 11:16) seanf
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