I am about to purchase a hosting package from Jumba for a VPS. (http://www.jumba.com.au/vps)
They provide 3 options for OSes:
CentOS 5 64-bit
Debian 6.0 64-bit
Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit
Given these will all be stock, can you tell me which is the best server for me. Ideally, I want it to be the fastest OS, the most secure, the most minimal configuration, and the most straightforward to install and configure applications on. All it needs to run is Apache Tomcat, MySQL and SSH! (maybe Apache as well).
I know this does depend on my skill level with Linux. I have some patchy experience with Ubuntu and Red Hat, and know my way round a command line.
...or is it all much of a muchness?