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Old 01-26-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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the best web server distro?


hey whats up? im looking fowared to managing my own site on my second box but ive come across some minor trouble .. im searching for a distro that comes with apache ( heh i know most distros already come with it),mysql,php,cgi , and all that good stuff already bundled .. any ideas? thanks
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Many servers run Debian, many run RedHat; some run Mandrake, and some server somewhere is probably running just about everything else (Gentoo, Slackware, ...)

Since you already use Ubuntu on your desktop, try Debian for a server. Ubuntu is based on Debian, so if you do any work on the command line (like installing packages using dpkg/apt, Debian will already be familiar to you).

HTH,

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Old 01-26-2005, 09:36 PM   #3
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i second the vote for Debian..
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
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i heard the debian install is a pain tho
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:51 PM   #5
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Fedora

I like Fedora. It's easy to use and comes with all the software you mentioned (a very basic list). All those packages should be on the first 2 or 3 CDs.

I especially like the security features: Exec-Shield and SELinux. Fedora Core 4 (coming May) is announced to include even better security features.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:53 PM   #6
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hmm fedora maybe
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:29 PM   #7
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i heard the debian install is a pain tho
nah, the new sarge installer is a breeze.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 02:00 AM   #8
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You'll find an excellent howto on setting up a Debian webserver here . It's the guide I used to set mine up.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:05 AM   #9
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Vote for gentoo here (damn, just had to do it ). Been running it painlessly from the 1st day I installed it.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:13 AM   #10
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i use debian testing with apache at home


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( www.thebluefusion.com )
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:39 AM   #11
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If your looking for an easy install then I'd go with either Fedora, Mandrake, or Suse. The installers for these distros are pretty easy. One thing I would suggest though is to go with a very minimilistic approach on the install. These distros can tend to install a bunch of packages that you'll never use. In Fedora, for example, install the minumum system requirements to get the box up and running. Then I would install apt-get and install apache, php, and mysql using apt-get. This way you get only what you need.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 06:23 AM   #12
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http://www.trustix.org

Easy, small, fast., secure....
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:53 AM   #13
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http://www.trustix.org

Easy, small, fast., secure....
I have been using Trustix since about 2002. I agree that it's easy and small. (There are no GUI programs.)

However, I don't see what makes it so secure. With 2.0 (I think) they had all binaries compiled for SSP. Then a few days later they released updates that removed SSP from everything. It's not a big deal to me, because I use my Trustix system as an intranet server.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 09:58 AM   #14
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well.. i believe the question was, "What is the best web server distro" So I would have to say FreeBSD...

Superb performance, stability, package management, security... it's all there... plus a ports system approaching 12,000 packages??

FreeBSD is the most widely used/best performing web server in the world... and it makes a great desktop too!! I run it on my webserver, desktop, really old notebook and good notebook...
 
Old 01-27-2005, 02:47 PM   #15
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I have been using Trustix since about 2002. I agree that it's easy and small. (There are no GUI programs.)

However, I don't see what makes it so secure. With 2.0 (I think) they had all binaries compiled for SSP. Then a few days later they released updates that removed SSP from everything. It's not a big deal to me, because I use my Trustix system as an intranet server.
Everything is turned of by default, and they say it's secure so I TRUST what..
I'm a newbee at Linux so I'm not sure what makes it more secure than other distros. ;-)
 
  


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