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I have a small VPS (256mb ram/512mb burst). I am in confusion as to which linux should i install on it, choice being, Ubuntu or CentOS.

The server is going to be used for a rails app. and will also need, ffmpeg, memcached, beanstalkd, nginx, imagemagik.

Regards

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  • Don't forget to pick an answer if we've answered your question! :)
    – Publiccert
    Jan 10, 2011 at 20:01

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Any answer you'll get here is purely anecdotal. I prefer Debian or Ubuntu. Make sure you don't use the 64 bit version if you're using less than 4Gb of ram. Also, check out Linode for a better deal(assuming you're using Slicehost).

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  • i am on 123systems.net
    – Amit
    Jan 10, 2011 at 19:46
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    They have a pretty shoddy record. You're going to run into MAJOR I/O bottlenecks.
    – Publiccert
    Jan 10, 2011 at 19:49
  • yeah i know... i am there to have the site up... once its up, i plan to move to linode...
    – Amit
    Jan 11, 2011 at 20:33
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Are those the only two choices? For that size, you may want to consider Debian. Ubuntu is based on it, but Debian is much lighter.

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  • available choices are arch, suse, debian, fedora, ubuntu
    – Amit
    Jan 10, 2011 at 19:45
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Either choice will suit you well- do you know what versions of either they will install? That might affect your decision.

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You might also take a look at rPath and Stacklet (http://stacklet.com/)

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