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    which operating system to choose on vps hosting

    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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodayslate View Post
    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

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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    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.

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    OS on vps

    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamessmith View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamessmith View Post
    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,

    Quote Originally Posted by vineet View Post
    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,

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