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What Linux distribution do you use for your server?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Lucas, Jan 15, 2011.


What Linux distribution do you use?

  1. CentOS

  2. Debian

  3. Fedora

  4. Gentoo

  5. Ubuntu

  1. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I was just hoping to see what people tend to use for their web servers.
  2. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    I've run a hosting company. 40 odd machines. All running debian

    I only have my own personal servers now (moved jobs), 3 in New Zealand, 2 in the USA (dev machines in nz)
    All run debian.

    Standardization keeps maintenance to a minimum :)
  3. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    In saying that, I should also add.
    I run the largest English speaking mandriva forum in the world http://mandrivausers.org and recently started http://mageiausers.org ( which may or may not get big, depends on the distro)

    So distros don't really both me I guess :)
  4. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

  5. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Yup, CentOS.
  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. Aaron217

    Aaron217 Member

    3 servers running CentOS and 1 using Ubuntu.
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Ubuntu Server edition, of course.
  9. Zuko Xi

    Zuko Xi Member

    Why are people not using Debian?! o_O
    krstep likes this.
  10. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Fedora because I like having the the latest versions of everything and prefer rpm/yum/red hat stuff, and it's easily as stable as CentOS (3+ months uptime no problem) and can do in-place major version upgrades over ssh/vnc fairly reliably
  11. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    None at all on my machines. FreeBSD all the way :)

    If it has to be Linux, then CentOS or Debian for a server. Stability over bleeding edge any time.
    Puntocom likes this.
  12. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    FreeBSD is great for servers. I'm using now CentOS (managed ServInt VPS)
  13. cedivad

    cedivad Active Member

    Used to have centos. Ubuntu on 5 boxes now.
  14. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Why, if you don't mind me asking? Just curious. :p
  15. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    Nice !

    I run the Vodafone systems in nz back in the 90's all running freebsd
    Puntocom likes this.
  16. cornishman

    cornishman Active Member

    CentOS on my remotely hosted machines, but Fedora on the Dev machines in Office.
  17. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    centos because when i first didnt know how to manage linux server alot of people recommended centos so i went with it. Years after i gradually learn how to manage a centos server on my own so when i order servers i only pick centos for that reason since thats the only server os that i can manage
  18. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    I'm running Ubuntu Server Edition.
  19. Tomble

    Tomble Active Member

    Fedora or CentOS depending on whether I feel that stability or latest features are more important. Normally that results in server being CentOS and home machines being Fedora.
  20. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member


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