CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu for server. Which is best?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2008
The title sums it up. And, posting this on an Ubuntu forum, I know beforehand that the answers might be a little biased.
But the gist of it is that I may soon need to set up and periodically administer a box that will be used for subversion, among other things. I've been using Ubuntu since Feisty on might desktop and have loved it overall. My first instinct is to go ahead and load Hardy LTS on the new server, but then again Fedora seems to be the go-to distro for servers.
I realize that Canonical is working hard to make Ubuntu a server household name in its own right with some already evident success, but I know Fedora supposedly has a history of being a strong server platform, and nearly every server I've seen in the past is usually running some form of Red Hat-inspired software.
Come to think of it, I had forgotten about CentOS. How does that stack up?
I haven't really administered a server of any kind before, so I'd appreciate honest assessments of each distr
Ubuntu Server Edition vs. CentOS?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 11, 2009
I've had dedicated servers hosting my websites for years now, though I admit I have no server administration or management experience. My dedicated servers are currently run off of CentOS 64-bit, though I am interested in using Ubuntu Server Edition 64-bit.
I'd like to compare and contrast the two, in terms of performance, ease of use, stability, and security. I know they are both Linux distributions but the two are based off of two different ones: Red Hat & Debian.
One day I would love to learn how to fully administer and manage my server myself. That's one of the reasons I'm leaning towards Ubuntu, because of its documentation and large community support forum. I just don't want to lose performance, security, or stability by switching from CentOS to Ubuntu Server Edition.
Can anyone really compare and contrast the two in a server environment? I've used Ubuntu as a desktop OS before, though I really didn't like it as much as openSUSE. Not only that but Ubuntu di
Ubuntu Server Or CentOS
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 20, 2011
Hey guys I am soon to deploy a new server for quite a bit of things such as web serving, Game Servers, and File Hosting. I have one main question is whether to go with Ubuntu Server 10.10 or CentOS 5.5 in terms of reliability, uptime, expandability, and the most professional one to use. It would be great to read some of your opinions. Also if you would like you can also post what you think is the best overall server operating system.... Thank you in advance
SLOW Ubuntu Server vs CentOS MySQL Disk Access
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 14, 2009
I don't belive Ubuntu should compile the standard kernel with these options:
They SHOULD BE for any new server or servers no older than say 3 years old:
At the very least, Ubuntu should have a standard kernel package we can apt-get that has the clock set at 1000.
So, we have recently spent a very long time trying to track down problems with our MySQL server.
Our requirements are high concurrency, high load, and ACID transaction compliance.
We use InnoDB in MySQL for our database. To increase the safety of the data integrity, we turn "sync-binlog=1" in the MySQL my.cnf. We notice this basically killed all performance on our server... essentialy 98% performance hit on our ubuntu64 10GB Ram with Raid-1 sas with battery backed up cache.
We tried configuring MySQL 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 and the config logs hundreds of times. Nothing we did would improve our performance.
Arch vs Ubuntu Server for Home Server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 13, 2012
What do you guys recommend?
I've had both installed on my Home Server, and I've had problems on both.
Arch is currently going through some weird conflicts whenever I try to install software or upgrade Pacman. Arch is a fast boot and instant response to SSH requests.
Ubuntu Server (10.04) works, but is much much slower booting, and responding to initial SSH requests and log-ins.
I primarily use the machine headless, but I did have a DE availble in my Arch install.
Would you guys recommend Ubuntu 12.04 for the server, or just reinstalling Arch?
[SOLVED] Debian server vs Ubuntu server vs Slackware for Quad Xeon DL580 G3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 17, 2011
I'm very new to Linux and I'm looking for some guidance on which version of Linux server I should install. I read several posts that try to compare Slackware, Debian server, and Ubuntu but the message I got is that each version has its pros/cons. The version that you end up using should ultimately be the best for what you are trying to do. I'll try to explain what I'm trying to do to see if it helps in making a recommendation.
I purchased a HP Proliant DL580 G3 with the following configuration:
(4) Intel Xeon 3.0Ghz CPU's W/ 8mb Cache/667mHz FSB
16GB RAM @ 16 x 1GB ELPIDA PC2-3200-333
(2) 36.4GB 15k U320 SCSI Hard Drives
(2) Power Supplies
This server will be configured as my web server and database server. I will use Apache and MySQL.
I want the server to be as secure as possible and will be following the recommendations on the book "Hacking Linux Exposed" to configure Linux.
I would like to install a version of Linux that
[SOLVED] Ubuntu Or CentOS For A Home Server?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 27, 2013
I have been using CentOS as a home server OS for a while now, I like it a lot, it is very secure and I've learned how to use the root command to get things done, etc. The problem with CentOS though is that their packages are very old/outdated (considered stable for some reason) and I often run into problems setting up some progrmas such as Samba. The good thing though is that it has the iptables firewall and SELinux, which I see as extra security. Another good thing I like is that you need root permission to mount other hard drives (I have one as a backup so that has to be safe). Ubuntu however doesn't have any of these, so is it a lot less secure? I understand I can install a firewall into Ubuntu, I would like to install the same one that CentOS uses if that's possible, however I've tried installing SELinux before...it disabled my Internet.
So what should I do? Id like to switch, but is Ubuntu less secure than because it doesn't have those 2 things CentOS does? Some distros have SE
CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (+gnome or xfce)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 10, 2012
We currently have a LAMP Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 server with a RAID 5 configuration. We are at a point where I can upgrade that to an Ubuntu Server 12.04 edition (+gnome or xfce; for maintainability after I leave) or CentOS 6.3. I've searched the web and have seen conflicting reports of which I should go with. I would like it to be efficient should we suddenly get a bunch of traffic, yet not difficult to grasp for someone with primarily Ubuntu knowledge should something go wrong. I do not know whether there are any significant performance gains when choosing one or the other.
A package-manager is being used to update programs since I do not know if the maintainer will have knowledge/time for building from source.
CentOS or Ubuntu Server?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 19, 2008
We're going to experiment with Linux for our application servers and have come down to using either CentOS or Ubuntu Server. Can anyone tell me the difference between the two? Why would you choose one over the other?
Is There Any Way to Change ARCH. in Ubuntu Server??
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 3, 2009
I recently setup a server after spending a lot of times trying to get Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 working with Xen (not knowing there was no more support available)..
Any way in short I had to re-install this server and put ver. 8.04 on it BUT now for some reason I wound up with i686 Architecture and Not the AMD64!
(I know I should've paid more attention to the CD which was marked wrong...)
So now when I do uname -m I get i686 instead of x86_64.
I must have x86_64 because many commands refuse to work and return error.
Now my question is ;
Is there any way I could change the Arch without re-installing the whole thing?
Is it possible?
Thank you in advance...
PS I tried;
make ARCH=x86_64 menuconfig
and many of the above combo to No avail?!
(it says: make *** No rule to make target menuconfig Stop.)
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