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For light in-house servers (to run things like git, jenkins, databases etc) I run OpenSUSE. Just as easy to install as my desktop. It has proven to meet our needs and it is very stable.
Running Evergreen versions gets me prolonged updates.
From this list, Deb or Cent - but I'd probably build an Arch system from the ground up.
Even for server side of things, eh? And I'm not just thinking about running lts kernel here, but don't you think maybe a bit too bleeding edge? Yeah, rolling distros tend to find, and fix, things quickly, but maybe a bit too risky for applications where stability is key consideration? Seriously, I'm curious if anyone other than Arch project itself is really running this server side in a production environment?
Even for server side of things, eh? And I'm not just thinking about running lts kernel here, but don't you think maybe a bit too bleeding edge?
I am no expert but I have heard that some people prize Arch as a server OS. One reason being that the changes come in very small packages and are easy for sysadmins to adapt to, as opposed to a full reinstall with massive changes, another strength is that you quickly get security patches straight from the source code developers, this is a nice contrast to servers such as Debian and RHEL witch has to maintain essentialy legacy software.
But if you are planing to run Arch as a server you *NEED* to subscribe to the security newsfeed and always check it before doing system updates. It is also probably wise to exclude mission critical packages from your package manager, and update these manually.
Conclusion: It is possible to use Arch as a server, but I don't know if it would be "better" then the more traditional server distros, and I would not recommend it to lazy sysadmins