Setting up new ISPConfig server, witch dist.

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Hagforce, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Hagforce

    Hagforce New Member


    I need some tips on witch distro to use for my new ISPConfig server.
    For the other servers I have been using Fedora.
    But Fedora does not maintain their distros for a long time.

    I would like to use a distro that is easy to maintain (safe and easy updates) and that is maintained for a long time.

    Ubuntu LTS seems like a good choice.

    What would you recommend?

    Edit: I`m setting up ISPConfig 3
  2. damir

    damir New Member

    I think ISPConfig 3 is developed and tested on Debian Lenny, so i would recommend Debian Lenny. But if you found a Perfect install on the dist of your choice than stick with that one.
  3. Hagforce

    Hagforce New Member

    Thank you damir.

    How long will Debian Lenny be supported/updated?
  4. damir

    damir New Member

    As long development of ISPConfig is active :)

    Debian Lenny is updated regularly with updates and patches.

  5. Hagforce

    Hagforce New Member

    Seems like Debian maintain their releases about 3years.
    I would like 5 years or longer, but it might not be feasible?
  6. damir

    damir New Member

    Than you should look at Ubuntu LTS :)
  7. Hagforce

    Hagforce New Member

    Ok, so it`s only Ubuntu that offers this kind of support?
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    From :
    I don't know if other distributions are supported for that long. Still, I'd go with Debian because it feels more stable and doesn't release a new version every six months...
  9. Hagforce

    Hagforce New Member

    Thank you for your help.

    My choice actually fell on CentOS.
    It`s pretty similar to Fedora (witch I have used before) and is maintained for a long time.

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