I use Linux mainly on my desktop computers and as a local server.
But now I am planning to set up a server in a datacentre.
Which distribution aims at good stability and security ?
Would Debian 3.1 Sarge be a good idea ?
And what about security ?
What should I do / keep an eye on ?
Should I search for (or compile my own) kernel with PaX or GRsecurity patches ?
How about updating when there are security issues ?
When there is a new version of Apache (or Lighttpd) for example, I have to upgrade and restart the httpd service ?
And how about kernel security updates ?
I would have to reboot, right ?
But that won't be good for the uptime
I guess big webhosts do it by clustering, but I only have $ to put 1 server in a datacentre.
Thanks in advance!