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Dedicated Server OS

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by fgsg, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I want buy new dedicated server and i see there have for choose a lot OS:
    CentOS
    Debian
    Fedora
    RedHat

    What is diference, which choose or this is not importent ?
    SEMrush
    Thanks,
    Steve
    :)
     
    fgsg, Jul 15, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. zacharooni

    zacharooni Well-Known Member

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    Steve,

    This will greatly depend upon the administrative overhead you'd like to involve yourself with. For most intents and purposes, CentOS serves nicely as a host OS to cPanel, DirectAdmin, and many other Control Panel software packages, which are designed to simplify the experience of Server Administration to the end-user.

    I personally prefer Debian, as it gives me more granular and modular control of what software I prefer to use to tailor it to the purpose of the server. Perhaps it would help if you could let us know what purpose you intend to use your server for, and what services you'll need to have running on it?

    Thanks!
    Zach
     
    zacharooni, Jul 15, 2013 IP
  3. fgsg

    fgsg Active Member

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    Hello,

    Thanks on fast answer,
    I need install direct admin (easy for use) on dedicated and hosted pages e.g. wordpress and some other script what you suggest ?

    Thanks,
    Steve
    :)

     
    fgsg, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    zacharooni Well-Known Member

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    fgsg Active Member

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    Hello,

    You suggest CentOS or Debian ?

    Thanks,
    Steve
    :)
     
    fgsg, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    bouser Active Member

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    Theres a reason why CentOS is the most popular linux distro for web servers :). Having said that Debian isn't far behind! Can't go wrong with either really.
     
    bouser, Jul 15, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    What reason is that? :)


    I personally prefer Debian and always use it on dedicated servers. (I've even had DirectAdmin installed, too.) Debian is not the hand-holding type, though, so it's not ideal for everyone.
     
    ryan_uk, Jul 15, 2013 IP
  8. fgsg

    fgsg Active Member

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    Hello,

    What you mean with:

    ''Debian is not the hand-holding type, though, so it's not ideal for everyone.''

    ?

    Thanks,
    Steve
    :)

     
    fgsg, Jul 16, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    If I compare it to openSUSE, for example, with its YaST2 (it has a GUI and ncurses interface) which takes a lot of effort out of setting things up.
     
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  10. anyNode

    anyNode Greenhorn

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    Go with CentOS
     
    anyNode, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    pachecus Well-Known Member

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    CentOS and Debian are both the best options you have when choosing a GNU/Linux distribution to install in your web server.
    They both have the most possible updated version of packages and are a very solid and stable GNU/Linux distribution.
     
    pachecus, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    You can't go wrong with either CentOS or Debian.

    CentOS if you're going to use cPanel. Since you said you're going to use DirectAdmin then either of the two I mentioned would be fine.
     
    muks, Jul 27, 2013 IP
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    yogesh sarkar Well-Known Member

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    Go with CentOS, although it has its quarks, but it is stable enough and is used widely.
     
    yogesh sarkar, Aug 4, 2013 IP
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    conceptman Well-Known Member

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    Go with CestOs steve
     
    conceptman, Aug 11, 2013 IP
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    Jaqen Well-Known Member

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    I have used: ubuntu, debian, freebsd and centos.

    centos is best in them.

    go with CentOS
     
    Jaqen, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    felomeno Peon

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    I've used both Debian and CentOS. If you like to get things up and running and "forget" about them CentOS is probably your best choice.

    Hope this helps you decide ;)
     
    felomeno, Aug 27, 2013 IP
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    conceptman Well-Known Member

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    i will go with centos mate
     
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    GSP Greenhorn

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    If you will use cPanel use CloudLinux else go with CentOS. ;)
     
    GSP, Aug 28, 2013 IP
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    Shyamin Ayesh Active Member

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    i'm personally go with Cent OS :D
     
    Shyamin Ayesh, Sep 13, 2013 IP
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    riteshsanap Well-Known Member

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    for webserver i would suggest CentOS, well even i don't know much difference in various Linux Distros
     
    riteshsanap, Sep 16, 2013 IP