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Discussion on: Which is the best Linux server distro?

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Giorgos Sarigiannidis • Edited on

Back when I was on Hetzner I used Centos and I was perfectly happy with it, as it was rock-solid. When I moved to DigitalOcean, though, I decided to switch to Ubuntu, not necessarily because I thought it better but because it was easier to find documentation and support online. Also, being so popular resulted in being the first or among the first to be supported by new tools and services. Of course, I am happy with it too, as it works fine with no issues.

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You make my point better than I do. RH-based systems are great if they're static and you don't ask too much of them. When you start to constantly update them, add and remove software from various sources, they are no longer that great. The stable server that rarely changes was feasible 10 or 20 years ago. Nowadays, if I absolutely must run a traditinal local server (which hasn't happened, over the last maybe 5 years or more), I'd prefer one which doesn't need a complete reinstall after every second major update, or whenever I have installed and removed too many third party packages.