Stuck making a choice between FreeBSD and Linux? Find out what users of both operating systems have say:
FreeBSD vs Linux performance?
I know that FreeBSD is famous for being highly stable, secure and of course open source. So I am going to try it on one of my servers. However, I am wondering what are the pros and cons of Using FreeBSD instead of Ubuntu or other Linux flavors? I am specially interested to know about the difference in php/mysql performance between the two, given the hardware is the same and one uses the optimal server configurations.
Answer [by larsks]: FreeBSD vs Linux performance?
The best way to answer question is to load Linux, run some performance tests, and then load FreeBSD and run the same suite of tests. If you get better performance from one or the other, stick with that.
“However, I am wondering what are the pros and cons of Using FreeBSD instead of Ubuntu or other Linux flavors?”
You’re not really going to get a good answer to this question. The truth is that both are fine solutions (both are “highly stable, secure and of course open source”) and depending on your personal tastes, hardware configuration, and specific tasks you’re trying to accomplish, one may be better than the other.
Read more users’ answers to the question here: http://sevennet.org/2015/01/01/how-to-freebsd-vs-linux-performance-answer-programming-solution/