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Old 04-13-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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Suse or Fedora for just Web Server

Hi guys,

I want to run just a web server (apache, php, mysql) and I'm confused which linix should I use? I currently have Fedora 3 and Suse Professional 9.2. I've no experience with Linux. Can you tell me, Suse or Fedora - which one should I install?

A description of Suse Pro 9.2 and Fedora 3 in regard of running a web server will be very helpful. Thank you.

Old 04-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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Anyway they both used httpd as webserver. (who doesn't? :-) So, the distro hardly make a difference if you only use httpd.

I think it is better to try them by your self. Get a feel first hand. Otherwise, I recommend FC.
Old 04-13-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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Either one will work for a server. As a matter of fact, almost any major distro will work for a server.
Old 04-13-2005, 09:38 PM   #4
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Ok but...

1. which one is better in terms of security and stuff
2. which one is easier to configure and operate (as i said i dont have any experience)

what do u guys think?
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I am biased towards Redhat derivatives, but as mentioned above any distro that you are comfortable with, will work.
Old 04-13-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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1. Security "and stuff" is a matter of keeping your system up to date. Install the system of choice, and then immediately search for and install any security related updates that are available.

2. I'd say they're about the same. You're going to have a learning curve regardless of which distro you choose.

You have to understand that choosing a distro is pretty much a matter of personal choice. There is no "better".

One thing to keep in mind, when it comes to a server new bleeding edge is not the priority. You're after stability more than anything. A server should be as stable as a rock.

I'd suggest you google their sites, read up on what apps and features they're including, and base your decision on those facts and not on the opinions of people who you have no idea what their qualifications might be.

But that's just my opinion.


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