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I am new to Linux and currently creating a e-commerce website.
Which of these Linux distributions would you recommend for me to learn and take up, especially for web security and web service(web server) ability?
CentOS, Fedora or Ubuntu
(please provide advice also if there is a distribution more suited than these)
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Most of the Linux distributions can do what others can if you are not looking at specialised ones. All the three you mentioned are well worth looking at and capable of doing what you want. Are you looking for a server distribution or desktop one for web designing and development?
If previous case, then CentOS is better. If you want to do web development, you can use Fedora or Ubuntu per your choice. Ubuntu as got LTS version which is supported for 3 years on desktop and 5 years on server. This is something that is missing with Fedora. You can also look into Debian for server purposes.
If you're creating a commercial website I'd recommend a professional like Suse Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or another Linux with professional Support because you maybe can't afford being off line.
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
Go with the Suse Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux they are in the Linux family. These guys do know what you need and will help in any way possible .They also have websites devoted to help just like here,But don't be afraid to come back here to ask for advice.
Last edited by tiredofbilkyyaforallican; 11-18-2010 at 04:37 PM.
for a stable and good distribution go with Centos, im not saying Ubuntu is not stable but Centos is Red Hat without paying and is a good distribution to work with, fedora is red hat testing distribution...
Fedora is RedHat's unstable R&D distro; not what you want for a real server.
Centos is the free version of RHEL; If you want paid support, go RHEL.
Ubuntu Server LTS is probably ok, but I don't know if you can get paid support.
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
i would say centos or fedora
as for never going down? the trick is to
1) make sure you create as solid and stable a configuration as possible with as little fluff as you can
2) redundancy, have at least 2 servers with identical configurations running side by side but only one doing the actual work so if one crashes the other automatically takes over, this is how maximum uptime is achieved