OS for Cloud VPS?

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Which Operating System is used most for cloud VPS?
Linux or Windows? Which is best?
 

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Linux & Linux ^^

Cloud and Windows are not really in love at the moment. Because paying a license $150 per VPS is maybe too much. And there is no Cloud Orchestration system running on windows. It doesn't mean you cannot find a VPS with Windows, but for a VPS with 6GB RAM the price is $25 more per month to run Windows server 2012.
The major a currently OpenStack, OpenNebula & VMware vCloud and they are all build on linux.
 

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Windows is a viable choice if your marketing to customers that need specific Microsoft functionality that linux does not provide. Their is still a big market looking for windows hosting.

From your post I assume your asking what OS is best to use on your cloud based VPS, CloudLinux is best.
If your looking to create a cloud, Linux is the only choice imo. @virtubox covered the best virtualization software, OnAPP is great if your looking for a big enterprise grade cloud but it also has a price tag to match. .
 

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CloudLinux functions the same regardless if it's on a dedicated server or container based VPS. The 'Server' still views the operating system the same way.
If your using a dedicated or a VPS you will still have the features of CloudLinux.

It should be called ContainerLinux but I suppose they used the cloud buzzword to help marketing and sales.
 

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Which Operating System is used most for cloud VPS?
Linux or Windows? Which is best?
Linux is most used and is the best. Linux is much cheaper while at the same time having many software built for it and being able to support most users needs.
 

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I think it's linux or windows depending on needs. If for webserver I agree with you.
 
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For me i will go with Linux its best to [email protected] Good details on both server explanation ( If your using a dedicated or a VPS you will still have the features of CloudLinux )
 

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Based on my experience Red Hat family OS works best when it comes to building a Cloud infrastructure. On top of he Cloud, inside a Cloud instance (cloud server), one can run whatever OS is necessary.
 
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Both Windows and Linux OS are used for Cloud VPS. Both have their own pros and cons which you will need to study. After understanding what features are best for you from both, you can decide which OS will be the best for your Cloud VPS.
 
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There is no best O/S there. It is all up to your need.
 
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It would depend on your requirement. You may wish to check with your developer on your hosting requirement if they suit Linux or Windows.

However most customers would go with Linux OS.
 
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Linux is best. Cloudlinux is not free, you will need to purchase license for it.
 

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It all comes down to your customer requirements.
It also depends on apps they run as far apps.
 
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Linux still has better memory management as compare to Windows.
I heard from somewhere that MS run linux/unix based for their core system. Not sure how true it is.
 
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As my knowledge Linux based operating system Cent os is very popular one. Also cloudlinux os is really amazing. Centos is free forever and cloudlinux is nearly $10 per month.
 

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Linux Machines are quite superior in terms of hosting compared to Windows machines, however they are used for different purposes.
 
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