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What’s the Best Linux distro for a Web Server

Significantly, on a web server, people prefer the Linux distro for themselves. Though the use of windows is very popular on personal computers, it seems like the windows server is not chosen by the maximum admins. With this in mind, today we are presenting a list of the best Linux distro for a web server, and discuss in brief. Stay tuned!

Ubuntu Server

With the newly released Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS, they will dominate the market for sure. The support for the 64-Bit operating system is last for April 2023. Not just the simple use, the Ubuntu Server Team developed many useful applications that are well managed with this os. Some examples of the applications are – pam_motd, Byobu, etc.

With the Ubuntu Server, it’s very easy to manage networking, DM-Multipath, Remote Administration, and Network Authentication. Monitoring of Web Servers and Databases for any security issue just matters of a second.  You may use any third-party backup software, but the built-in one is powerful enough to handle it all. With the long-term easy and quick support, the Ubuntu Server takes the number one place.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

First released in 1995, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux is another popular Linux distro that is in second place in this list. RHEL means business and security, that’s why approximately 90% of Fortune Global 500 companies use the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). No matter whether you are using virtual, bare-metal, containerized, public or private cloud service, the RHEL supports all.

Significantly, it’s a paid operating system, but the customers are not bothered to pay a small amount for the license of RHEL, because it offers better security than others. The support team is also controlled by the Red Hat Enterprise so the chances of any mistakes are likely to zero!


CentOS is like the children of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It uses the source codes of RHEL and makes it free for all. Basically, CentOS is a community-driven project or operating system. Everything is open source for CentOS. Even the support is also community driven.

Furthermore, with the recent CentOS 7, which you can download from their official website or from a torrent, they made a bold move to cross the gaps, thus it can be utilized by many users. Small businesses can afford CentOS because it’s not paid. They also support all primary third-party software. The crash rate for CentOS is less than other free OS.

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Arpit Saini

He is the Director of Cloud Operations at Serverwala Cloud Data Centers Pvt Ltd and also follows a passion to break complex tech topics into practical and easy-to-understand articles. He loves to write about Web Hosting, Software, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and much more.

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