I will be running Plesk, and my host does not support Plesk with CentOS (Plesk is not actually supported by CentOS). It is very important to me to have my hosts support, since I am new to Plesk and I do not have alot of experience with Linux. I want to keep the fees down, too. I may be starting a small hosting buisness on this server in the future.
really? Personally, not being an admin, I found it was easier using RH / Fedora / CentOS vs. FreeBSD Probably because I was trained up a little bit on RH, but I have a harder time with BSD.
To the OP, I would recommend perhaps hiring a server admin to help you with any of your choices. The $50 a month would help to patch, monitor and assist you with your support needs on an ongoing basis (not much support, but probably enough) and you can save yourself some hardships ahead.
Freebsd hands down from among those choices. Plesk runs rather nice on 4.9 (keeping in mind I hate all control panels). Havent tried on 5.3 yet, but I have heard of some niggling issues that still remain. Ideally the choice is yours though. What are you or the person(s) admining the machine most comfortable with? most comfortable with?
Also, though centos isnt 'supported' if you know what youa re doing it works Just Fine™.
* Standard configuration of Red Hat® Linux 7.3, or 9.0
* Standard configuration of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 2.1, or 3 (AS/ES)
* Standard configuration of FreeBSD® 4.9 or 5.3
* Standard configuration of SuSE® Linux 9.1
* Standard configuration of SuSE® 64bit (Coming soon)
* Standard configuration of Fedora Core 1
* Standard configuration of Fedora Core 2
* Standard configuration of CentOS (Coming soon)
* Standard configuration of Debian 3.1 (Coming soon)
Like I said, freebsd 4.9 runs rather well. there are still some quirks to 5.3
I just got an email from sw-soft... apparently it's very busy over there .
Alex, Plesk 7.5.3 - which is currently in the final stages of beta testing -
will support CentOS. We expect to release Plesk 7.5.3 within the next few weeks, but I don't have a firm date. If you'd like to receive email
notification when new products become available, you may want to add your name to our mailing list.