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Old 03-27-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
Ben Sytko
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Need a distro for webserver


Hello,

Setting up a webserver and I need a distro. I would like to be able to use and easily UPDATE the following:

-Apache (w/ SSL)
-PHP
-MySQL
-Tomcat
-PostgreSQL
-Perl

I also need SSH and FTP to work on it too. Preferably, I would like a distro that has all of this set up for me so I don't have to search Google for hours on end on how to start these programs. I need to be able to update PHP and Apache and the others without much diffuculty too. I should also add that the PC to be used as a websever only has a 4MB graphic card so I can prolly only use command line to install it. Once its installed I only plan on SSH'ing/FTP'ing into it anyway.

Also, I wouldn't mind if it was reasonably secure. I had another server setup, ran nessus and wow, it was full of holes!

Thanks,

-Ben
 
Old 03-28-2004, 01:43 AM   #2
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I personally like Debian and would use that distro in setting up what you requested.

-twantrd
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:00 AM   #3
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I like Debian also.
Basic Debian install (no GUI) plus apt-get anything you want. That means not much running that you do not absolutely need. That means easier on your resources.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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Debian, or WhiteBox 3.0 (free version of RHEL)
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks, looks like i'll be getting Woody then....
 
Old 03-28-2004, 03:35 PM   #6
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HOW abt slackware ?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 04:06 PM   #7
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Trustix Secure Linux - http://trustix.org
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