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View Full Version : which operating system to choose on vps hosting



vineet
12-22-2008, 08:09 AM
hi all

i m present at shared hosting and want to move to vps hosting.

My server vps hosting provides me with different operating systems as

under

1) Centos
2) debian
3) fedora
4) gentoo linux
5) opensuse
6) slackware linux
7) ubuntu

i would like to what all difference these operating systems have and

what all impact will i have on my php scripting files.

will i have to create my php mysql website again according to operating

system i choose.

vineet

twodayslate
12-22-2008, 03:40 PM
don't know a lot about server os's but...
ubuntu is getting pretty bloaty but is popular.


I would go with debian or gentoo. I have heard good things about centos though.

you shouldn't have to make your site again. Just make sure you are getting the latest features like php 5, postgreSQL, mySQL etc; backup your files and then put them on the server. since they are switching servers for you, your hosting company should make sure you site works, they should be doing the backup/restore.

vineet
12-23-2008, 03:55 AM
don't know a lot about server os's but...
ubuntu is getting pretty bloaty but is popular.


I would go with debian or gentoo. I have heard good things about centos though.

you shouldn't have to make your site again. Just make sure you are getting the latest features like php 5, postgreSQL, mySQL etc; backup your files and then put them on the server. since they are switching servers for you, your hosting company should make sure you site works, they should be doing the backup/restore.

hi twodays

thanks for the reply. i keep these things in mind

vineet

murrayd77
12-27-2008, 06:12 AM
Vineet,

Ubuntu is good. I had a pretty good experience working with Ubuntu on server. And it was great working. Though debian is good.. I prefer Ubuntu.

-- Dave.

oracleguy
12-27-2008, 07:20 AM
The Linux distro you choose will not affect your MySQL database or PHP files in anyway. The same versions of MySQL and PHP runs on all of them.

oesxyl
12-27-2008, 11:20 AM
The Linux distro you choose will not affect your MySQL database or PHP files in anyway. The same versions of MySQL and PHP runs on all of them.
agree, anything you can run on one distro can run on others. In my opinion you have only two option, debian or centos. :)

regards

vineet
12-27-2008, 12:56 PM
hi all

thanks to all who gave suggestion. i was much worried about creating site again.

thanks for clearing the doubt. i wil surely took the backup and ask the hosting guys also.

vineet

jamessmith
12-28-2008, 02:48 AM
If you don't have any experience running a linux server, look out for managed VPS. The hosting company will handle all the server related issues.

Do you mind telling why you are moving from shared to VPS.

vineet
12-28-2008, 03:19 AM
If you don't have any experience running a linux server, look out for managed VPS. The hosting company will handle all the server related issues.

Do you mind telling why you are moving from shared to VPS.

hi james

due to chmod functions and mkdir that they are not providing on shared hosting due to security reasons.

vineet

oesxyl
12-28-2008, 03:54 AM
If you don't have any experience running a linux server, look out for managed VPS. The hosting company will handle all the server related issues.

Do you mind telling why you are moving from shared to VPS.
managed is more expensive as unmanaged and some times moving on a managed vps can't solve some communication problems, :)


hi james

due to chmod functions and mkdir that they are not providing on shared hosting due to security reasons.

vineet
you must deal yourself with security in that case, :)

regards



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