I just want to add this statement..
Bleeding edge software doesn't make for a professional stable secure platform.
What are you referring to as bleeding edge? AlmaLinux appears to be fairly stable and a year old. Also, as far as I can tell, it's a 1:1 likeness of RHEL (very similar to Centos), so not really anything to worry about as there are no discernible differences (I could be wrong!)
However, we have installed it on a development server, so that we can have a play.... so in that case, it's not a production server concern.
But yes... it would be nice if documentation could be kept up to date.... though to be fair, cPanel does a reasonable job at that.... I've seen a lot worse!!
AND yes - I did have to delete MySQL and replace with MariaDB.... this post was very helpful....
great on a fresh install.
All told I had a new server up and running and secured within about 2 hrs (started from scratch with AlmaLinux) .... I thought that was pretty good!