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Old 01-14-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
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turn pc into webserver with ready-to-go linux + apache/mysql/php installer

Hi, bought a new pc, so now it's time to get familiar with linux on my old pc. I want to make it a webserver. Now i'm wondering if there is a linux distro available which installs itself with mysql/php/apache and additional software like ftp. So when I install I have a ready to go webserver running?

If not which linux distro would be good for complete linux neewbie to use for a webserver environment?
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Most Linux distros ship with those packages. Usually you have to choose to install them because they are not part of most default installations.
Old 01-14-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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which distro (CentOS, Ubuntu, Mandriva ???) would be a good starting point for me. (complete new to linux) Only purpose computer will be web/ftpserver.

BTW, would Xampp be something to consider

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Old 01-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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Whatever takes your fancy, visit each distro's website and choose the one you like the sound of
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centos is a good one that's based on redhat enterprise linux. not exactly noob friendly, but makes a great server.

during the install, you have the options of what servers you want to install.. give it a shot

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Old 01-14-2006, 09:08 PM   #6
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About a year ago I got into linux with the same goals. I have been working with Red Hat's Fedora Core 3 and have found it easy to use and set up an web server. I have yet to get FTP working perfectly, but that is up next! I also have just installed Open SUSE and enjoy it so far.


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