I'm gonna host Apache server on Azure VM. For that i got choice of selecting one of following Ubuntu distros. What should i choose, Which one is more stable ?

  • Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Server 13.10
  • Ubuntu Server 12.10
  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

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In first, it in depends on quality of your system source like CPU, RAM, ... .

In addition, If you have time about 2 month, base on the term LTS (Long Time Support) i suggest you wait for Ubuntu server 14.04, else Ubuntu server 12.04 can be the best choice for you.

  • Waiting is not possible. I need live sever up and running immediately. It has 7GB RAM and 4 virtual cores.
    – ChamingaD
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:04
  • That's not bad. If you can't wait, download and install Ubuntu 12.04.4. By the way if stability is important in services, you can choose Debian 7.4.
    – shgnInc
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:07
  • OK, Good luck and enjoy it.
    – shgnInc
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:44
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    For stable production servers always go for LTS (if it's Ubuntu). You will get Updates and support for 5 years, with the regular version you only get updates for 18 months so you will be forced to upgrade your server to a newer version quite more often. Mar 5, 2014 at 7:57
  • Ya, Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS also available for VM images. But its still a beta. So have go with 12.04.
    – ChamingaD
    Mar 5, 2014 at 9:24

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