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Re: Why did you chose Debian over CentOS?

Because I am a masochist.

Just kidding. I inherited an infrastructure as part of my latest job in operations. I can tell you that from a SysAdmin/Ops Engineer point of view, Debian and its derivatives are not as quick to get to a nice automated infrastructure and require a lot of up-front glue to get things going the way you want. I am not talking just web however. Once they do work though, it's pretty flawless. And I do agree about the ease of dist-> new dist in-place upgrades. I just find that my most common tasks are simply easier on RHEL/CentOS.

And to the people who give a schpiel about what if RH shuts down tomorrow, not going to happen. Someone will buy RH before they get shut down. They are the single biggest kernel committers and their workforce is filled with some of the most talented engineers in the open source world.

Raleigh Guevarra wrote:

To All Web Hosting Providers,

I need your help to prove and defend Debian to the CIO and a dozen of developers.

Why did you chose Debian over CentOS to host dozens of websites?

Both technical and logical inputs or explanation is greatly appreciated.


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