Ubuntu or Debian? Which One is good for KeyHelp?

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sanxh
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Ubuntu or Debian? Which One is good for KeyHelp?

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1:- Ubuntu or Debian? Which One is good for KeyHelp?
It is a very important question. Which one you prefer or suggest as operating system for KeyHelp? For long time running server.

2:- Does Ubuntu LTS 20.04 support PHP 7.4 until 2025? PHP EOL for version 7.4 is Nov. 2022.
My app must run on PHP 7.4.

Thanks
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Alexander
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Re: Ubuntu or Debian? Which One is good for KeyHelp?

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For KeyHelp it does not matter if it runs on a Debian or Ubuntu system. It runs fine on both.

Each OS version ships with a different default PHP version, but since KeyHelp provides additional PHP interpreters (Configuration -> PHP Interpreters), there is no excuse not to use a modern OS.
Ubuntu has 5 years of LTS support, Debian has 3 years + 2 years of additional volunteer support.

With KeyHelp, I will support any operating system for at least 5 years, regardless of whether it is Debian or Ubuntu.


Debian 10:
OS default PHP Version: PHP 7.3.31
Additional PHP Interpreters: PHP 5.4 -> PHP 8.1

Debian 11:
OS default PHP Version: PHP 7.4.33
Additional PHP Interpreters: PHP 5.5 -> PHP 8.1

Ubuntu 18:
OS default PHP Version: PHP 7.2.24
Additional PHP Interpreters: PHP 5.3 -> PHP 8.1

Ubuntu 20:
OS default PHP Version: PHP 7.4.3
Additional PHP Interpreters: PHP 5.5 -> PHP 8.1

Ubuntu 22:
OS default PHP Version: PHP 8.1.2
Additional PHP Interpreters: PHP 5.6 -> PHP 8.1

Also you can upgrade your OS version any time, with the help of these upgrade scripts: https://www.keyhelp.de/en/help/#os-upgrades
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards
Alexander Mahr

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BasHeijermans
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Re: Ubuntu or Debian? Which One is good for KeyHelp?

Post by BasHeijermans »

For me that is a simple answer.

Ubuntu isn't as good as Debian as it's not always free of upgrade/update bugs.

It's nice for desktop usage.

My advise, Servers is Debian, no question about it.

Also Debian has a far longer lifespan in support then any other distro:

https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Extended
Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) is a commercial offering to further extend the lifetime of Debian releases to 10 years (i.e. 5 supplementary years after the 5 years offered by the LTS project). It is not an official Debian project. Debian's infrastructure and other Debian resources are not involved.
I have needed this once for some software that couldn't be upgraded.
Greetings Bas.

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