I am building out a new Wordpress server for a web developer redesigning my companies website. I originally decided to go with CentOS due to stability. However it appears based on the versions of MySQL and PHP recommended by Wordpress are not readily available on CentOS. I have figured out a hacky way to get the recommended versions through the remi repo but ran into some conflicts with mysql / mysqlnd.
To run WordPress your host just needs a couple of things: PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (recommended: PHP 5.4 or greater) MySQL version 5.0 or greater (recommended: MySQL 5.5 or greater)
Given this is Ubuntu the better choice? Also if only older versions of Apache, phpMyAdmin, MySQL, and PHP are available for CentOS wouldn't that also increase the security risk?