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Which Linux server option is best to choose as web hosting server on Amazon EC2 (Free option)

Last Modified: 2015-05-01
I am trying to configure server on Amazon EC2 to use as php/mysql/apache and then put some wordpress blogs and also may be a Magento site for testing purpose.

I selected Ubuntu and then install php,mysql,apache. I also tried to install Webmim usine Putty but I was stuck there. First it was not accessible, then I uninstall it and install again then it did not ask me user or password, I tried root user and password but it is not accepting. Then I tried to uninstall itbut it is also giving me error.
Now I am thinking to remove the instance and install it again.
My question is first, which Linux version is more easy like there is one Amazon Linux, then Ubuntu and two more. Which one is most easy for beginner? I need to install apache,mysql,php,mail server, ftp server. Also is there any guide step by step to install all above, wordpress or XAMPP and Webmim?

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