Amazon Linux Support
Even though CPanel is currently working at providing an official AMI at the Amazon marketplace i'd like CPanel to also support Amazon Linux which is a RHEL alike system.
The reasons for it are:
- Market place images tend to lag behind instance family support.
Currently the official CentOS image can't be used in recent C3 instances which provide better performance for the same cost (more than twice the performance per dollar).
I've been following the CentOS bugtrack issue and from what I've understood Amazon has some internal procedures which delay this offering.
This is common among all marketplace offering
- Marketplace images root device can't be mounted on other instances as a non-root device
This is due to a protection marketplace issues to software sellers to protect their code base from being used in other instances without fees being paid.
However this is a huge issue when recovering a system from failure as amazon provides no other means to have remote accessibility to a root device.
- Amazon Linux has more recent kernels which provide better performance and support inside the amazon ecosystem than CentOS;