Best OS and why?

Discussion in 'General' started by cfuze, May 14, 2012.

  1. cfuze

    cfuze New Member

    So I know these posts can be quite volatile and realistically its an argument over rpm vs. deb based systems, but I was curious as to what is your preferred OS for running ISPConfig 3 and why?

    I am running an ubuntu build but am having issues, but it may be my fault. I am thinking of switching to CentOS as some say its better for a production server. What are your thoughts?
  2. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    I think that the best server operating systems are Debian and CentOS. They are widely used, and they have stable packages that make uptime a priority. When you get outside of those two distributions you can have issues with packages not being tested as thoroughly.

    For ISPConfig, I think that they test and develop and Debian. That is why I choose it for my servers. To get some newer packages, I use dotdeb. It is a highly reliable source for newer packages that still keep stability.
  3. cfuze

    cfuze New Member

    Thanks! I have never used pure Debian. I think I will go through the Perfect server how-to doc on here and see how it looks for config.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Debian and Ubuntu as we do most of our development on these distributions. Debian is more stable than Ubuntu.

    I wouldn't use CentOS as you have to mix lot os third-party repos to get all required packages, and this might cause upgrade issues.
  5. cfuze

    cfuze New Member

    So when the guide author says to use Debian, you use debian! I had just started redoing the box with CentOS and will stop and go the Debian route. Thanks for clarifying for me as I hope this makes long-term admining a lot better.

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