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hirman 11-25-2004 03:30 AM

seeking advice on running a web server
Hi, all. I'm planning to run a web server for personal and business web sites.

I'm aware that Linux is the better (if not best) OS to use for web servers, but I'm not sure how to go about doing stuff in Linux. I know there's Apache and PHP and MySQL ... (and the list goes on) ... but I'm looking for advice specifically on running a web server. Like, key things one shouldn't miss, for example, security -- beyond just installing a firewall.

So, my dear Linux gurus, is there something you'd like to share that a newbie might find useful? Thank you in advance!

Xolo 11-25-2004 06:02 AM

A set of scripts to compile and install various modules with Apache:

The Linux Apache MySQL PHP (LAMP) Guide v2:
Look for the "Web Server Related" section.

Secure installation and configuration of Apache:

hirman 11-25-2004 09:17 AM

Thanks, Xolo!

dublinclontarf 11-25-2004 09:21 AM

if security is your primary concern(and not performance & scalability) i would recomend that you use OpenBSD

It's sole focus is on security, it's a good bit more difficult to use than Linux though because of it's secure by default installation.This means that you have to set up everything(such as cron & apache etc).

General linux knollege would be required, if your new to this then would be a nice place to start.

hirman 11-25-2004 09:29 AM

Alright, I'll take note of that. Thanks, dublinclontarf.

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