(03-03-2017, 02:36 PM)victorpk1999 Wrote: Which system is best for a host of 512ram Linux Mint Debian or Ubuntu?
Any Linux using a desktop is going to be resource hungry, and here lies the power of Linux, you can install the bare minimum to make your server as specific to your needs as you want and need. Lots of reasons for doing this and a great way to learn.
If you're running a web server, why would you need a desktop? Or any other server for that matter. So when you take the desktop away, Ubuntu & Mint are the same. Cent is not much different on resources without a desktop, just a different package manager. All other terminal commands are the same to move around
The power is in using SSH to administer via the terminal, learning to install/remove software, move around the file system, transfer files and edit text files is not hard, just Google those terms.
The less unneeded stuff you have running is also good from a security stand point, Windows is always abused for security, but the truth is every os has vulnerabilities, and that's just the nature of the beast, before the Linux army get their panties bunched up - you know it's true - desktops include heaps of software all of which present "potential vulnerabilities".
Decide what you are doing with your VPS, then find out how and what you need to run it. Use a server edition, tbh. I haven't looked at the VPS here, but for the best security and most nimble system, this is my advice.
Learn Linux, learn the command line basics, there are loads of tutes out there, perhaps we have some on here, ask, maybe it's something we can get put on the site... Linux basics because a lot of people just want to learn, ask @Genesis
he'll know, but Google and you tube.
Debian is very stable and my personal preference, stability and pure open source is Debian's super power.
Ubuntu used Debian at its core, Cononical, the company behind Ubuntu make various changes to the core, slap their own Unity desktop environment on it. Mint is just Ubuntu's core with, I think, Cinnamon desktop environment. None of which are any use when running a webservers or file server or the million other potential uses.
You can configure a full install to not start the desktop services. You have to configure an init file and change the run level... Tutorials are out there.
I hope this gives you with something to think about, people here are helpful providing you make the effort to help yourself which is only fair. Just take the time to form your question s so you get the best advice and answers. Good luck.
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