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Old 09-09-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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Web Server Distribution Recommendations

Ok, I've completely screwed up my dedicated server I bought, and am ready to start over. I'm going to request an OS reload, but I want to know which distro would be best first. I had CentOS 3.3 on before, and had a horrible time with it (although, I'm sure most of that is due to me being so new to Linux). I'm using Plesk 7.5.4 as my control panel.
My choices are:
FreeBSD 4 or 5
OpenBSD 3
NetBSD 1.6
CentOS 3 or 4
Debian Woody/Sarge
Fedora Core 1, 2, or 3
Old 09-09-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, why are you using plesk? you can use ssh and X (like remote desktop). I prefer just using ssh cli personally. Any of the distros you mentioned would be fine. BSD's are nice, I would personally recomend debian of the choices you listed. There is a lot of support, packages, and howto's, walkthroughs, etc. available online.
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Because I host multiple web sites, and am unfamiliar with linux. Also I host a few sites for other people, so a control panel makes sense.


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