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Old 07-15-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Distribution: Redhat9 Windows XP
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Setting up FedCore3 4 WWW/Email Forward for Mass Users


Server Spec:
2.8 P4
80 x2 E-ATA Hard-drives
Fedcore4? Or the Low-end paid-for product that Redhat do.

Support 50+ websites
Web hosting Services:- Apache, PHP/Mysql + FTP Support
URL Forw Service: Apache
Email Forw Service: Sendmail, somehow using Mysql instead of using the flat file "virtusertable".

I have setup apache as a named based system.
What FTP Server should i use for my needs?
Do you also think that sendmail will be upto the job? How do compile it so i can use Mysql in the background, instead of flat file?
Also based on the server spec, how many hosting accts/url/email do you think this server spec could run ?

I will also be writing a PHP script to automatically create a "hosting acct" that will then create mysql db, ftp acct, and apache acct. I want to intergrate all this as easily as possible.

I hope it makes sence if not don't be shy, an ask a question.

Your help is much apprechiated,
Old 07-17-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Debian Sarge/Etch, (K)Ubuntu, FC6, AIX5.3, VMWare ESXServer
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for the ftp server i'd recomend either vsftpd or pure-ftpd. both highly customisable and i've not had any problems. not sure with redhat 9 but i know that the fedora dists come with vsftpd bundled.

as for the mail server/forwarder i'm not too sure about that. i suppose it depends how much traffic you envisage. i've seen a similar post regarding mail servers and sendmail and somone replyed saying it wasn't the best option if its gonna be high useage. you might wanna seach arund for that post. it was in the past few days anyway so it shouldn't be too hard to find. dunno about any integration with SQL for mail tho. that might be a specific post in another forum

as for if the server will be up to supporting 50+ users then it again depends on how heavily its gonna be hammered it'd probably be best to work up to 50 and see how it goes then buy more RAM etc as you need it.

distro choice. FC4 - fair enough but not really ideal for a server. redhat enterprise is good but have you considered centos (plug plug plug!!!!) its basically redhat. they just took the EE redhat and ripped all the RH specific stuff out and put their logo in instead. plus you can use all the redhat update sites with it cos its basically the same thing. the best bit it its free.

this possibly isn't the best place for this post either( talk to a mod and ask them to move it)
good luck
Old 07-20-2005, 02:47 AM   #3
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ok thanks for the info mate.


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