I want to use Cherokee for my PHP-centered site...what distro would best for that?
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The definitive answer: whichever distro you're most comfortable with.
This is really an opinionated question and it boils down to what you ultimately are trying to do/need for this php-centered site. I personally recommend CentOS as it's package manager YUM has Cherokee available for install. It's also based of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) which centers itself around stability. However if you're looking for having the most recent versions of things available with little tinkering might I suggest something like Ubuntu Server Edition as Ubuntu tends to offer the most up-to-date versions of software whereas RHEL typically tends to sticks to LTS releases or the oldest supported stable version of software.