Its been about almost more then two years since I have been playing with CentOS on many different platforms etc. Its very stable but on the other hand, PHP/MySQL updates are very hard to get and still PHP is 5.1.6. I tried EPEL repo and it updated PHP to 5.3.1 but still there were conflicts with stuff and many core packages.
So, I thought why not move to Ubuntu since it has just announced 10.04LTS (Long Term Support) in April 2010. Folks at iWeb were really nice to do a reinstall without any charges and also process a memory upgrade request at an amazing 50% discount.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Apache 2 version is 2.2.14
- PHP version is 5.3.2
- MySQL version is 5.1.41-3ubuntu12
- SVN (Subversion) version is 1.6.6
As a comparison CentOS 5.4 has the following versions
- Apache 2 version is 2.2.3
- PHP version is 5.1.6
- MySQL version is 5.0.77
- SVN (Subversion) version is 1.4.2
So if you are a PHP developer looking to deploy a Linux flavour on your new box, choose Ubuntu 🙂