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New To Sentora - Help Installing Software After Install
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[Not Solved] New To Sentora - Help Installing Software After Install
So, I am a long time user of cpanel, but since I have decided to finally ditch shared hosting and build my server from scratch using DigitalOcean VPS services, I thought I would look into what was available as a free open source control panel...so far SENTORA has been the best out of the 5 I evaluated. 

Now I got my websites up and running on Sentora and DigitalOcean, but I am a bit worried about adding software through Ubuntu's apt-get. Should I be?

For example, I want to install image-magick. I went ahead as I normally would and ran 

# apt-get install image-magick. 

It installed just fine and now I have it running and working with my Drupal sites. But did I break anything in Sentora by doing this?

If I want to install other software on the server box such as htop or something else. Do I risk breaking Sentora and causing outages for my websites being hosted?

Also, when it comes time to want to upgrade php to a newer version, is it safe to run the apt-get command to upgrade php, etc, or should this all be done through the Sentora control panel?

Just curious how I am supposed to treat this server now that Sentora is running on top of it and managing things. 

Thank you!
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[Not Solved] RE: New To Sentora - Help Installing Software After Install
Sentora only controls the main web services on your server:

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  • Sentora DOES NOT use or work with Nginx! You are free to try it, but we do not support it!
 
    Sentora - (Current Version)
    MySql -5.5.29
    Apache - 2.4.3
    PHP -5.3.20
    Bind - 9.9.2-P1
    phpMyAdmin - 3.5.8.1 *
    RoundCube - 0.9.2 *
    Dovecot  - 2.0.9
    Postfix  - 2.6.6
    proFTPd - 1.3.3g


If you try to upgrade any of the above, you do risk the possibility of configuration issues. There may be tutorials for upgrading some of these services in our forums you could try.

Using apt-get dist-upgrade is a no-no.

There are tutorials to upgrade php to 5.6.x if you don't already have it. php 7 is not yet supported due to suhosin (one of our third party security measures not maintained by us) being slow to release a php 7 version  Angry


In general, most other programs you may want to add should be OK as long as they don't interfere with the web services. If you are not sure, just ask here Smile
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