Which Linux Distribution you would advise me to use? CentOS - Debian - Ubuntu?

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#1 Sat, 12/31/2011 - 01:23

Which Linux Distribution you would advise me to use? CentOS - Debian - Ubuntu?


For more stability and performance Which Linux Distribution you would advise me to use? CentOS - Debian - Ubuntu?

I mean for the VPS?

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 12:08

Hello. It depends. Linux distribution choices really come down to a matter of prefference. Have you ever used say: CentOS? Tried Ubuntu/Debian systems before? Another question to ask yourself is: Since this system will be a server of sorts, do I really like upgrading every six months or so to a new Ubuntu release, etc? You could use the LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Ubuntu, however if you really need or want to be on the bleeding edge, LTS is not necessarily going to get you there. I would suggest thinking carefully about this. See what you'd prefer. CentOS is something I've been deploying for half a year now myself, and it's pretty easy for me to use. Then again, I've worked with Debian, Ubuntu (derived from Debian) before, other OS choices like Arch Linux, Gentoo, etc. Like I said: it is a matter of personal prefference. Hope this helps.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 13:21

I do not have any previous background with linux and did not used any of them before. I just keep reading several reviews about linux distributions and most reviews goes towards CentOS or Debian. And because I am going to use VirtualMin, WebMin, UserMin on a fresh install using the automatic install script. So because all are equal to me and I do not have any special preferences, so I'd like to know which one is: - good for the long term usage regarding stability and security. - good and suitable or more compatible with Vrtual/Web/User Min? This is my point. So please advise.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:24

As I've stated in a previous reply, it comes down to a choice. Since you've never used any of them before, however, I would advise you to try CentOS first. Virtualmin was primarily built for CentOS. As for CentOS releases, CentoS6 is supported for the next 7 years. CentOS5..I forget when that ends, but I think it ends in what..2015 maybe? Either way, feel free to give CentOS a try first. In my personal experiences, Debian has too many old packages. They are not updated often enough. Hope this helps.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 14:52


You may also want to take a keep at the supported distros here... CentOS, Ubuntu LTS, and Debian are grade A supported distros:


Sat, 12/31/2011 - 16:42

Ok Thanks I will go for CentOS