CentOS vs Debian vs Ubuntu: what are the differences?
Once you’ve decided which operating system you want to use on your virtual private server or dedicated server, you will have to decide which version you want to use. If you’re going for Linux, you’ll have to choose between different distributions (often shortened to distro). Hostio Solutions offers the following Linux distributions: CentOS, Debian, or Ubuntu.
All of these are excellent choices. However, when choosing it’s useful to know the key differences. Let’s have a quick look at the three.
The differences between CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu
Should you use Debian, CentOS, or Ubuntu?
Debian, CentOS, and Ubuntu are all Linux, meaning that much of the core is the same. So, which operating system is best for you depends on your personal preference, your technical knowledge, and the size of your business.
If you’re a beginner, Ubuntu is probably the best, because it’s the easiest to install, has a very intuitive interface, and has a big online community. With the great number of tutorials and documentation available online, you’ll be able to learn how to use it and solve problems yourself.
Debian is better for people who already have experience with Linux and for those who want full control.
CentOS is recommended for enterprises that are mainly looking for a stable and secure operating system. If you’re working in the web hosting industry, it’s important to know that most web hosting control panels such as cPanel and DirectAdmin focus on RHEL derivatives like CentOS.