What are the best distributions and applications for a server to run OpenCart?

Hi All!

Our website is OpenCart based. I signed up and trying to create my droplet, with absolutely no background knowledge.

What is the best options for distributions? I can choose from Ubuntu, freebsd, fedora, debian, coreos and centos.

What is the best application? I can choose from ruby on rails, wordpress, freebsd, drone, cassandra, phpmyadmin, mongodb, drupal, owncloud, django, mumble server, mediawiki, lamp, lemp, mean, joomla, elk, node, dokku, docker, magento, gitlab, ghost, redmine.

Can I change these things later??

Thanks for your help!


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Both distribution and application images are complete disk images, you would choose one or the other, not one of each.

We have a tutorial here on setting up Opencart on Ubuntu. While this tutorial is for 12.04 I would recommend using the most recent LTS (Long Term Support) release 14.04. The only major difference to keep in mind for these purposes is that while the default web root on 12.04 is /var/www it is /var/www/html on 14.04.