What is the best OS for web hosting

What is the best OS for web hosting

  • CentOS

    Votes: 27 75.0%
  • Ubuntu

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • Debian

    Votes: 3 8.3%
  • Fedora

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • Windows

    Votes: 4 11.1%
  • OpenBSD

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OpenSUSE

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Xubuntu

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ZeroShell

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SmartOS

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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I've created a Poll, let's vote and see who wins!

This thread is just for the pooling and voting purpose. However, comments and discussion based on the requirements are always welcome!
 

VirtuBox

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What is the best OS for web hosting

I've also created a Poll, let's vote and see who wins!
Can you be more specific in your thread title ?

Because results are pretty easy to guess :

1.) Centos -> for cPanel users & some Plesk users
2.) Ubuntu -> for all open-source apps available on github + desktop users
3.) Debian -> for users who do not want want ubuntu
4.) Windows -> for users who agree to pay a license to use IIS
 

mobin

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I have voted for CentOS because I find it more easy to manage in a server background. Though it is completely depending on the nature of use and the skillset of the admin. I think we cannot say there's a common good OS but depending on the environment and personals who's going to manage it.
 

SenseiSteve

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I think the most popular will be CentOS and the poll certainly shows that.
 

Waqass

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CentOs is based on Red Hat backed by a big enterprise. The CentOs has gained much of popularity for serving as server due its security (which came from Red Hat) and totally free. So no doubt its the clear winner.
 

DanielN

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I think Debian wins out stability. For all other aspects, CentOS is better.
Sometimes I recommend Ubuntu as those who use Linux for their PC are more familiar with it.
 

24x7serverman

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radwebhosting

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For multi-user servers (shared hosting), CloudLinux certainly provides unique benefits. For a single user environment, I would choose Ubuntu.
 
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I'd say CentOS. Being free is a great plus but cpanel working on it just makes it a pretty obvious choice for a low cost webhosting company.
 
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I preference CentOS. End of the day though, if you are a CentOS/RedHat Sysadmin, then you likely don't want to choose Ubuntu just because. Same goes for if your comfort and workflow is Debian/Ubuntu, then you might not want to choose RedHat/CentOS. Go with what you know. It always helps in keeping 100% uptime.
 

Mrityunjay Gautam

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CentOS. CentOS is a community built distro based on the source code of RedHat Enterprise Linux (REHL). It is very reliable and comfortable.
 

Dracindo

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I've only used Windows, so I can't really know for certain if CentOS is better than Windows, but looking at the amount of votes and the things other people in this thread are saying, I suppose I should check it out. Maybe I should check it out.
 

FerdieQO

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I've only used Windows, so I can't really know for certain if CentOS is better than Windows
If you are choosing an OS for your web hosting and for sure, it will serve your websites then Linux is better than Windows and when you go with Linux then Centos will be an OS to be recommended.
 

Akshay_M

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My vote is for Linux.

Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu) is best for hosting a website.

You can host web server on a cloud instance , or to host on dedicated dedicated (as per your requirement for hardware resources to be calculated for load on your website i.e. CPU requirement, disk space, RAM and bandwidth and the most important your budget).
 
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