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Old 06-03-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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Which Distro Should I Use For Webhosting

Im looking to turn my old PC into a Linux webserver. I need one with MySQL and PHP5,which distro do you recomend for hosting such a server?
Old 06-03-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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Any one you want.

Seriously. For such a common application, almost any distro you try will have easy* access to the programs you need. some may not ship with PHP5, but it's generally available in a repo, or you can install from source.

*"easy" is a purely subjective term.

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truthfatal is generally right - but there might be better and worse choices nonetheless because of one thing you mentioned: How old exactly is "old"? Could you give any specs? How much experience do you have with Linux in general?


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