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    VPS - What is the OS to go?

    I am now to VPS,

    I would like to know the stable OS (Linux) you recommend me to go with the VPS.

    Plus any recommendations on control panel also would be useful. I am not a reseller or I am selling hosting packages, so my VPS will be used for my own site.

    Most importtanly, I need the following fuctions:

    1) Should be able to forward mail to multiple emails:
    Line [email protected] should be forwarded to [email protected] and [email protected]

    2) Awstat like reporting

    Tks

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    I would suggest Centos 5.x with cPanel or Ubuntu/Debian with VHCS as these are very user friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby H View Post
    I would suggest Centos 5.x with cPanel or Ubuntu/Debian with VHCS as these are very user friendly.
    I have seen Centos everywhere. I am also a fan of cPanel, but I learned that cPanel is occupying much of the server RAM. So I am little concerned on this cPanel option.

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    Centos 5 is very good.

    If you have enough ram, go for CPanel otherwise, direct admin is a good choice also.


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    How much ram does your VPS have?
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    I'd also recommend CentOS 5 - and lxadmin for the control panel, it's great and is very low on memory usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby H View Post
    How much ram does your VPS have?
    I am planing to have 512MB Dedicated and 1024MB Burst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartcard View Post
    I am planing to have 512MB Dedicated and 1024MB Burst.

    With that ram, you can use CPanel fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Net View Post
    With that ram, you can use CPanel fine.


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    But will if reduce the website / mysql speed due to cpanel using server resources?

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    Not really, I run cPanel on VMs with that much memory and have seen no issues at all with speed.
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    My vote goes for CentOS 5. Free distro with enterprise backing.

    cPanel will run well on a 512MB VPS. You can limit the number of SpamAssasin threads and tweak Apache/MySQL to get a bit more "umph" out of it.

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    Definitely CentOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartcard View Post
    But will if reduce the website / mysql speed due to cpanel using server resources?
    No more than it would if you were to run a 256MB vps without cPanel. Just depends on how cpu / disk intensive the website(s) you run on the box are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris E View Post
    My vote goes for CentOS 5. Free distro with enterprise backing.
    My provide can only do CentOS 4.5, is this okay?

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    That should be fine.. Once it's installed you can run yum update to update it to CentOS 4.6 Final.

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    Go for CentOS! It works for us and your needs will be met with that OS -- speed, stability, everything. Don't go for CPanel unless your server have a good amount of RAM.

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    CentOS 5 and Plesk here but cpanel is also good
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    For production environment, CentOS is the choice, 4.5 or 5.x doesn't matter too much.

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    How about LxAdmin?

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