Which OS/kernel to use for mobile application?

Posted October 31, 2013 3.5k views
Hello, I only have little knowledge about Linux OS. I'm trying to create a droplet in San Francisco (i think its the best for Asia) and just want to ask if which OS/kernel is best optimized to use for mobile application? I am planning to use NGINX / PHP / MYSQL as a web server.

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IMHO, they're all on equal footing on that front.

If you only have a "little knowledge about Linux" I'd suggest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. In regard to documentation or figuring out how to accomplish certain tasks, there seems to be more information out there targeted toward n00bs for Ubuntu.
Thanks Pablo, What should be the min. memory if im going to use 64bit Ubuntu?
512 MB will work, but make sure to add swap: How To Add Swap on Ubuntu 12.04.

One nice feature about D.O. is that you can scale your droplet up, rather easily, should you 'out-grow' it.

If your app is going to be heavy on MySQL calls, then you'll be better off w/a multi-core droplet (I think they start @ $20/mo.).
by Etel Sverdlov
Linux swaps allow a system to harness more memory than was originally physically available. Here's how to set up a linux swap file on Ubuntu 12.04
Thank man! Yes, mostly mysql queries, current database records is in 300k now. and getting bigger every day.