which OS is best for hosting

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by durjoy, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. durjoy

    durjoy New Member

    dear expertz . i am planning to buy a New dedicated . can you people tell me which OS ( e.g - centos 4 fc -5 ) should i ask my hosting company to install for me . which OS is most stable wiht ispconfig , mysql apache and php .

    suggest me please


  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    In my eyes the question here is not about stability.
    If you say you want to use a specific CP, than this gives you the first limitations on what OS to use.
    The other limitations come from yourself, e.g. the need for always the newest packages (e.g. php 5.2 instead of a working + patched php 5.1). There a distros like CentOS (as RedHat clone), that just take a relase, and only patch it but not update it that often, same with ubuntu.
    Another thing is how familiar you are with a distro, e.g. packagemgmt (debian with apt/aptitude, centos/fc with yum, suse with jast...)

    So there won't be an answer like, take xyz and that's the best. But there will be good ones fitting your needs, that could be in my eyes debian (or ubuntu), centos (or fc).
  3. durjoy

    durjoy New Member

    thanks for replay

    yeah i am familiar with yum . i do use webmin mostly as server located in my co-locations . currently i am using FC5 with Ispconfig control panel . its not that stable OS to me still having so many errror . what do u recomnd ?
  4. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Why is CentOS not that stable for you?
    I am running this on 4 Servers without big problems, with the shipped packages.
    What I like with it is that it is a clone of RedHat Enterprise...
    But also Debian is fine ;)
  5. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    I think that if you do a poll here, you will see that most users here use Debian (Sarge and/or Etch)

    One of the reasons is the easy way of updating the system (apt-get update and apt-get upgrade ... )

    I'm using Debian Etch on all my servers (3) with no problems what so ever (exept when I fu*k up).

    Please do not get me wrong! I'm sure all other big Linux system would run just as good on my servers.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  7. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    i would pick something i know how to admin via command line
    to use
    there is nothing wrost than an OS you dont know and gotta learn how to use for an website if there is an problem thats need fixing ASAP

    but i like fedora ... thats what i started out using for an PWS
    but maybe ubutnu LAMP
    ( got some problems with it but its works fine 99 % of the time

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