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Ben Sytko 03-27-2004 09:24 PM

Need a distro for webserver

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)

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!



twantrd 03-28-2004 01:43 AM

I personally like Debian and would use that distro in setting up what you requested.


2damncommon 03-28-2004 11:00 AM

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.

XavierP 03-28-2004 11:04 AM

Debian, or WhiteBox 3.0 (free version of RHEL)

Ben Sytko 03-28-2004 11:28 AM

Ok, thanks, looks like i'll be getting Woody then....

vinay_s_s 03-28-2004 03:35 PM

HOW abt slackware ?

kobs 03-28-2004 04:06 PM

Trustix Secure Linux -
Server Optimized Linux -

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