Comparison between CentOS and Ubuntu

Comparison Between CentOS and Ubuntu

CentOS and Ubuntu are two of the most popular open source operating systems for web workloads. How do you decide which one to use?

CentOS and Ubuntu are two of the most popular open source operating systems for web workloads. How do you decide which one to use?

CentOS closely follows the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. Ubuntu is a debian based distribution.

Some of the interesting attributes are captured below for customers to compare and decide which one they would prefer to be part of their FiberCloud solution.

Attributes CentOS Ubuntu
How easy is it to use by regular users Difficult Easy
How stable is the distribution? Note that this is about change frequency and updates, not how stable the OS runs More stable Less stable
Does it allow access to large number of applications? Less More
How is the UI support? Less More
What is the the package management? yum apt
Is there a desktop version? No Yes
Does it support cPanel for web admins? Yes No
Does it support virtualization? Yes Yes
Can it be used with FiberCloud? Yes Yes