For you personally that runs a hosting business or just possess a VPS, would you help in determining...

1. Which from the three is easily the most used Operating-system on the VPS? Why?
2. Do you know the benefits and drawbacks of every for you personally?
3. Which has a tendency to offer more compatibility along with other free or free stuff?
4. That you mostly prefer and so why do you want it? 32-bit or 64-bit?
5. Overall, so how exactly does the main one you want fit around the following hardware?


2 Xeon Cores
.8 Ghz per Core
512 Megabytes
30 Gb Hard disk drive

I am completely new for this and I'd appreciate hearing all of your opinions.
Thank you for discussing,
i selected centos

1- ten year fully supported rhel clone...ten years. Plenty of time to migrate

2- base repo is fully supported with bug fixes, backport security fixes, etc.

3- basically need something not within the base repo you will find a couple of first class enterprise revoltions per minute repos like epel and so on.

4- because of it being the biggest linux users list for servers it's simpler to plea for assistance inside a forum or subscriber list for 'centos' assist with a course.

others couldn't provide some of this so far as servers.. a minimum of during my research.

debian and ubuntu upgrade major versions of programs...very rapidly, too quick
n is much like 6 several weeks upgrade? no support
ubu is much like five years, not every base repo packages supported with bug/security fixes

centos/rhel includes a very mature istallation...a minimum of for me personally.
centos / rhel is to establish in a way I needed to just alter some configuration files to setup dns, webservers, virtualization, network, etc..


I election centos
I really like Centos however i wouldn't recommend Centos 6, before I made use of that, it broke my server and that i needed to re-install Centos 5.5, because there is a bug inside it, unsure if there's now.
I really like Centos however i wouldn't recommend Centos 6, before I made use of that, it broke my server and that i needed to re-install Centos 5.5, because there is a bug inside it, unsure if there's now.
yea, rhel setup some type of new system for six. let's start.
the centos team were built with a demon of the time adjusting to a whole new build stye I suppose, but when they first got it they condemned through 6.1 and 6.2.


first release I attempt to step back from anyway because of bugs...in almost any software, even home windows...
CentOS is my preferred server choice but I have found even Debian testing release to become well stable. I honestly believe debian stable is much more stable than CentOS. Only factor about Debian it requires a bit more administration abilities.
CentOS pros
revoltions per minute is simpler than dpkg and building rpms is simpler. Yummy can also be simpler than aptitude. This may be according to knowledge about the distro.

Debian pros
Has got the biggest community. Solid designers. Very Stable.


Ubuntu
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for any server its just out right junk. I simply can't stand plenty of things they've done.

In order it stands at this time my election still would go to CentOS

Other ideas
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Slackware has got the possibility to be the greatest server distribution according to stability and gratifaction. Its more difficult because slackware package manager doesn't maintain dependencies that you simply are needed to solve first.
I really like Centos however i wouldn't recommend Centos 6, before I made use of that, it broke my server and that i needed to re-install Centos 5.5, because there is a bug inside it, unsure if there's now.
Difficult to make tips about this basis. Virtually all software has bugs, it is dependent whether how you are utilizing it exposes them. Whatever bug you went into may or otherwise be something another person encounters. Clearly its in common use.

By 6.2 I've no issues with CentOS yet.
Between CentOS and Debian it essentially just comes lower to your very own preference. Both will run the thing you need and operate on the linux kernel, they're more alike than different.

Although if you are using CPanel make use of an RHEL based OS like CentOS.
Like many others have stated it is personal preference. Sometimes with Debian and Red-colored Hat every day, yet, still prefer anything RH based for production servers.
Hi


1. Which from the three is easily the most used Operating-system on the VPS? Why?
CentOS 5 is the greatest Chose , Since it more efficient compared to others OS,Versions
3. Which has a tendency to offer more compatibility along with other free or free stuff?
Centos
4. That you mostly prefer and so why do you want it? 32-bit or 64-bit?
I preffer 64bit because 64bit may take more Ram
5. Overall, so how exactly does the main one you want fit around the following hardware?
it'll work a lot more than perfect
For you personally that runs a hosting business or just possess a VPS, would you help in determining...

1. Which from the three is easily the most used Operating-system on the VPS? Why?
2. Do you know the benefits and drawbacks of every for you personally?
3. Which has a tendency to offer more compatibility along with other free or free stuff?
4. That you mostly prefer and so why do you want it? 32-bit or 64-bit?
5. Overall, so how exactly does the main one you want fit around the following hardware?
If you're managing a hosting business, the option comes lower as to the web user interface you intend to make use of. For cPanel, CentOS is the greatest option. Debian and Ubuntu aren't formally supported with cPanel.
http://www.cpanel.net/products/cpane...uirements.html

I would suggest using CentOS 6.2 64bit generally. The only real time you need to run 32bit is when you are aware you won't ever have to increase the memory towards the VPS. For any 512MB VPS, 32bit will run better. However, you may choose to update the RAM sooner or later, and 32bit cannot handle just as much memory.
Thanks for your comments! I began this thread to talk about more information along with other community people and site visitors, for that beginners to some VPS much like me. I am now attempting to start coping with Linux, obtaining the fundamentals regarding how to run a VPS as I am already accustomed to CPanel/Handled hosting. Incidentally, it's not as hard when i thought it may be - With a few background, someone are designed for most tasks alone that is nice. By realizing it, we are able to keep your thread for general reasons understanding, according to what you are discussing - For this reason of a lot of questions.

Learning another things like Webmin/Virtualmin/Usermin, Kloxo can also be very welcome.
just from curiosity, so why do you utilize cpanel to host websites? Will it be for the endusers who obtain the site or simply to have an simpler setup?
just from curiosity, so why do you utilize cpanel to host websites? Will it be for the endusers who obtain the site or simply to have an simpler setup?
Cpanel is among the most easy to use control sections for website owners and it is probably the most user friend for system managers. I almost will get eliminate the command line presuming minimal personalization.

Directadmin is fairly near to Cpanel. Its easy to use to website owners nevertheless its takes a bit more around the administration side.
It's actually a personal preference like many more pointed out.

I favor Debian over RHEL variants. But my regular job I manage CentOS servers and none Debian. My preference option is because 1) I am more accustomed to it 2) package management.

It's nice to determine some hosting panel like Virutalmin supports Debian and variants as base OS.
It's actually a personal preference like many more pointed out.

I favor Debian over RHEL variants. But my regular job I manage CentOS servers and none Debian. My preference option is because 1) I am more accustomed to it 2) package management.

It's nice to determine some hosting panel like Virutalmin supports Debian and variants as base OS.

To be sure, I honestly think debian has RHET beat in stability. You will find a couple of a few things i can't stand about debian the way they made the decision to interrupt httpd.conf into 5 files after apache moved all 3 into 1. But who cares I compile apache my self anyways correct .

I actually do intend to create a web user interface for debian/RHET compatability. After I can get to that particular you never know but could be designed in perl.
Cent OS, think about it like Home windows.
  • Uses assets up like water
  • security issues right and left
  • broadly used
  • people defend it towards the dying


Debian Linux is the best choice. Uses less assets as they are, even before you tweak it, but could be tweaked to make use of less. Very stable and can support current versions of programs. Very simple to use and learn, with a lot of documentation.

Ubuntu could be next. Even though it uses a bit more assets than usual Debian.
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