Originally posted by whit
If you're serious about running a production server, Gentoo is better than either - but you have to be into compiling stuff for that, it's a lot more work.
Are you joking? Gentoo is easily one of the most unstable Linux distributions. Anyone who uses that for a production server should be fired.
If you want something stable and useful without a lot of install hassles, get SuSE or RedHat.