Seeking suggestion of base Linux OS
What LinuxOS would you folks recommend for LAMP server?
I have been struggling several days on setting up a Ubuntu box encountering lot of problem. Ubuntu is a nice Linux distro easy to install which is based on Debian. The problem is Debian make change on some major packages differed from their official release causing certain problem. I have been runing CentOS, Fedora, Slack, Arch, etc. each distro having some problem. I don't expect turning back to *BSD. Neither I prefer building my own OS, LFS, which I did before. It is time consuming taking at least 3_5 days to build the base if everything going on smoothly. At finish only a text editor is running. Then I have to continue installing secuity packages, server packages, etc. Another 3~5 days are futher needed.
What I need is a base Linux OS without GUI. I do headless installation. Pointer and suggestion are appreciated. TIA