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Old 09-21-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Lightest Distro for Web Server


Greetings peeps

i have a fairly decent computer that i would like to use as a web server. I currently have been using Redhat 7 for the past few years but have now been a little turned off by how they are now selling they're patches/updates. So i am looking for a relitively light (not bloated) distro that basically runs Apache and PHP.

Any thoughts. From what i read it seems like BSD would be my best bet. What are you thoughts?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-21-2004, 02:25 PM   #2
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Though this is a Linux forum, I recommend OpenBSD.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 03:21 PM   #3
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my apologies. Your right about that comment about BSD. What can i say i am a newbie :<

I trufully didnt realize the difference until i read a little further.

Thanks for your comments
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:26 PM   #4
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BSD questions are also welcome here at LQ. I too suggest OpenBSD. It is rock solid for servers.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:42 PM   #5
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Smile

What are your thoughts on support? I have been scanning the web for prices. This is what i found.

mandrake = 150 Can
Redhat = 320 Can

i couldnt find anything about BSD. Is there lots on the web for help? What i essentally need is apache to run about 10 virual host. Thats it. Is BSD still the best choise?

thanks in advance for your comments
 
Old 09-21-2004, 04:47 PM   #6
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Also upon further reading, There are a few different "flavors" (if i can use that term) of BSD.

Would there be a big difference between OpenBSD and FreeBSD?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-21-2004, 08:48 PM   #7
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I think Slackware, Debian, or one of the BSDs would be your best bet.
 
  


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