[kwlug-disc] Server Distros [Was: Re: virsh -- anyone using it?]

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun May 18 22:20:12 EDT 2014

On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 8:52 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> So far as I know CentOS is still the (non-enterprise?) gold standard for a
> server box.
> Khalid seems to think well enough of Ubuntu server.
> Has it come anywhere close to garnering the same respect CentOS has?
> - i.e. has it yet come down to merely a preference for Debian vs not based
> distros? (And corresponding config file locations / service management
> commands?)

CentOS is still widely used because it is 100% compatible with Red Hat
which has been focusing on servers for many years before Ubuntu was even

People who are more comfortable with RPM stay with CentOS.

Ubuntu is now also popular for servers.

Ubuntu Server offer many great features:
- The Debian dependency management system
- More current packages than Debian
- 5 year Long Term Support for security fixes (e.g. 12.04 will still have
support until 2017!)

But virtually all hosting companies offer both for VPS's and dedicated

Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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