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Which one of the following distributions are better for VPS hosting (with pro/cons):

  1. Ubuntu 8.04
  2. Fedora 8
  3. CentOS 5

I'm mostly looking for low resource usage (CPU & RAM) and easier management. Additionally I'm looking to run Java/Jetty on it.

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Cent OS has a long release cycle and is pretty much the same as RHEL. The others are more targeted at the desktop. Either way this should probably be on serverfault. – Novikov Dec 1 '10 at 20:40
I use Ubuntu 10.10 and I find its pretty low for memory usage. I would imagine all popular distributions of Linux use the same amount of resources. – Peter Lawrey Dec 1 '10 at 20:48
Fedora 10 is also good, but Fedora 14 is the latest. – Peter Lawrey Dec 1 '10 at 20:49
1 – KevinDTimm Dec 1 '10 at 20:50
ubuntu 8.04 is pretty old. 10.04 is an LTS, why not go with that? – Falmarri Dec 1 '10 at 20:51

Among the ones listed CentOS 5 is the only server distribution, other two are meant for desktops. Also Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 8 are not latest versions of Ubuntu or Fedora. Go for Cent OS 5 or preferably 5.5 for VPS.

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