Install or Unzip? Which one is preferred?

When I started to learn Elastic-stack, I did unzipped elasticsearch and logstash on my local windows machine. But now, in production environment I've installed their rmp packages on a Redhat machine. Since the paths of app-config, service-conf, input-config, bin and log files of them are quite scattered and messy I'm curious to know what is the benefit of installing these applications over just unzipping them?

The RPM puts things where it does because that is the standard for RHEL based linux distros.

You can use the zip, but then you need to do things like manage the service manually.

Thank you @warkolm. So, I'll use RPM.