VPS OS

archomage

New member
Hi guys,

What operating system do you recommend for a VPS that will host a web server (LAMP / LEMP).
I have seen so far CentOS and Ubuntu server work, however I do not have sufficient experience in order to make a good judgement on which will be better.

Thanks!
 

Genesis

Administrator
archomage said:
Hi guys,

What operating system do you recommend for a VPS that will host a web server (LAMP / LEMP).
I have seen so far CentOS and Ubuntu server work, however I do not have sufficient experience in order to make a good judgement on which will be better.

Thanks!
Better to stick with the OS that you have some experience with. CentOS is good for Website hosting. You can't go wrong with it. It also comes with plenty of support documentation when you Google anything.
 

dmull

New member
This is what I feel.

For any type of servers CentOS is your friend.

For everyday messing around Ubuntu based is your friend.
 

ivantzto

New member
ubuntu is a good solution , the code is simple. with a little dedication, easy to understand . At first all new scares but after some time you will find it ridiculous :yahoo: :yahoo:
 

huenex

New member
Although I'm alright with Ubuntu as a distro and I think it can work perfectly fine, the majority of the harder issues you'll be hitting will be resolved for CentOS mostly. Its gui is garbage imo and that's why I use it for VPS and SSH.
 

kentwiggins

New member
archomage said:
Hi guys,

What operating system do you recommend for a VPS that will host a web server (LAMP / LEMP).
I have seen so far CentOS and Ubuntu server work, however I do not have sufficient experience in order to make a good judgement on which will be better.

Thanks!
 

bertelli

New member
Centos is really stable and responsibly updated. It's fairly fast, but recent versions ask for more memory (v. 5 works well with 512MB, v. 6 with 764, v. 7 with 1GB).
Ubuntu seems easier, but you get a lot of unwanted services to get rid of if you want to avoid a slow, unsecure memory hog.
With less memory Debian is a good choice.
If you want fun, go with ArchLinux; light, fast, low memory requirements, rolling version, but be very careful with updates (read what happens and pin your versions if you don't like what is going to happen).
 

lewisloofis

New member
I myself use ubuntu a lot, it's pretty easy to get a grip with it at first by the way, and pretty safe for beginner although for a first time linux user you will be confused because you have to use sudo command for every change outside home directory

You can choose any of them if you like btw, they all are pretty much the same
 

eclisseweb

New member
The answer depend from yours need and experience. In Ubuntu server you can find more stability because the os is updated dayly but some software are not compatible with new releases. The better way is to virtualize the os and compare them by the way you need. For example if you need to create a web hosting
 

MichaelW

New member
@eclisseweb: I am sorry but most of the ubuntu updates are pulled directly from the Debian repositories so why use ubuntu when you can use the parent of ubuntu Debian which has proven to be more useful than ubuntu in many ways,

ubuntu just has a lot of advertising that's all.
 

reynerhl

New member
MichaelW said:
@eclisseweb: I am sorry but most of the ubuntu updates are pulled directly from the Debian repositories so why use ubuntu when you can use the parent of ubuntu Debian which has proven to be more useful than ubuntu in many ways,

ubuntu just has a lot of advertising that's all.

I'm not agree with you. I respect Debian users, but don't like the idea of waiting until the new release for having new and proved features. Debian development cicles freezes the applications versions when they plan the new releases, and in the meanwhile?

Here we can se that the latest debian release were in April 25, 2015
 

neverdoay

New member
archomage said:
Hi guys,

What operating system do you recommend for a VPS that will host a web server (LAMP / LEMP).
I have seen so far CentOS and Ubuntu server work, however I do not have sufficient experience in order to make a good judgement on which will be better.

Thanks!

You should run on debian if u want powerfull and free, and redHat if u want the help service.