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Old 11-13-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
Seft
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Best distro for cmd-line webserver


Hey,
I'm completely new to linux (but not at all new to computers). I recently got an old box that I'd like to run a webserver on. It's slow (celron 466), so I want to use the console as opposed to X etc. So basically, I need a small distro that is good for webserving (preferably with apache/php/mySQL ready, but I'm not too worried about compiling them).

Thanks,
Seft
 
Old 11-13-2003, 03:42 PM   #2
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I like slackware. It should be perfect for that. During the installation, just dont install X, gnome, or KDE and it will be command line only.

Good luck on the server!

btw - Linux is free, you should just try them all
 
Old 11-13-2003, 08:35 PM   #3
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Linux. Really powerful, yet doesn't take much power.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:33 AM   #4
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ok, thanks. I'm downloading Slackware 9.1 ISO1. do I need any of the other ISOs, or it is just extra stuff that I dont really need for a webserver?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 04:32 AM   #5
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Discs 1 is required. Disk 2 is just kde i believe. Disc 3 and 4 are source so you wont need them. gl
 
  


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