Re: Why did you chose Debian over CentOS?
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 06:45:35PM -0700, ghe wrote:
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> Raleigh Guevarra wrote:
> > Why did you chose Debian over CentOS to host dozens of websites?
Not to host dozens of websites - but to host crucial servers.
Minimalism: a Debian base install is tiny compared to a
RH/CentOS base. You can add individual packages easily. In my (limited)
experience, a RH base may pull in 900M (including unnecessary X Windows)
of packages versus Debian's 200M.
Security: As the admin, you can control services more readily. [Though
Debian base install does include NFS, which you'll want to remove].
dpkg --get-selections > myfilelist
... move to different machine ...
dpkg --set-selections < myfilelist
which will work pretty well even if you move architectures
between, say, Sun and x86 :)
All IMHO - Just my 0.02 Euros