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Old 07-29-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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I want to install a web server. which distro is the best for web server pls help me!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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Any distro would do but if you want to focus on stability, you might need to use: Debian, Slackware or CentOS.
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Someone probed thousands of websites to see what the servers were running. The most popular was CentOS. If you get the 2-DVD installation set (not the live DVD), it will do a custom installation and the choices on offer include basic server, data-base server, and web server. You can't get a much easier start than that!

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He actually managed to probe... "The Internet" which is

Very interesting read. I thought i remembered an OS breakdown as well........
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I suggest a widely used, well documented, stable distribution... my personal choice is Debian 7.1. I'd also take a look at for some stats.
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as mentioned you can not go wrong with stable distros.

RHEL, or its fork CentOS

in that order as they are all very stable, have a long support life, with RHEL/CentOS being the longest, that I am aware of, 5yr is standard support for the life cycle of RHEL, 7yr with extended and that can be pushed to 10yr, but ONLY via RHEL, not any of their forks.

Debian, IIRC has an 18-36mo life cycle, sadly i have no clue what the life cycle of slackware it. it seems to go back a long ways, but there is some information out there that a fair amount of the older release were dropped from support.

This is why for any long term support server i go with either CentOS and for a business (larger then 50 users or so) ill spend the bucks and invest in a RHEL extended support contract for 7yrs.
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Thanking you
I am going with centos6.4 with basic server,& web server


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