Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Lucas, Jan 15, 2011.
I was just hoping to see what people tend to use for their web servers.
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
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
3 servers running CentOS and 1 using Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Server edition, of course.
Why are people not using Debian?!
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
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.
FreeBSD is great for servers. I'm using now CentOS (managed ServInt VPS)
Used to have centos. Ubuntu on 5 boxes now.
Why, if you don't mind me asking? Just curious.
I run the Vodafone systems in nz back in the 90's all running freebsd
CentOS on my remotely hosted machines, but Fedora on the Dev machines in Office.
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
I'm running Ubuntu Server Edition.
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.
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