I wanted to ask about the pros and cons of Debian vs. CentOS for a server. I’ve been using shared hosting for years, but I’ve finally been pushed to a VPS for the first time. So for the first time I need to make some decisions about a server OS. I’ve been using Linux for many years on the desktop, and I’m most familiar with Debian and openSUSE in that context. But I have no idea what to look for in a good server. In my research, it’s obvious that CentOS receives support for a much longer time than Debian, and it comes from the wildly successful RHEL. But Debian is also a very serious distribution with a huge community and package repository. But I’m not sure if the relatively short 3 or 4 year support cycle is long enough for me. And for general administration and ease of maintenance and of course stability and security, what have your experiences been?
Thanks a lot!
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