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Old 05-12-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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linux or unix as a web server? and which

Hi all;

I have decided to drop my windows 2003 os (on my dedicated server) to the wastebin.And i have decided to pass to the linux or unix system...

I am not a newbie on linux but its the dedicated server and i dont know which will be the correct installination choice..I will use that server as a WEB i will use apache,tomcat,mysql,dns,mail server,firewall etc... on that server..

There are some options please help or advice me something to help my correct decision..;


and maybe solaris x86...

which has best performance and advantegous using and managing as a web server?

thank you

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Old 05-12-2006, 09:31 AM   #2
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It depends on who you ask. Use the one you're most comfortable with.

If it would be my choice I'd say go with Debian if you want a Linux system. Use OpenBSD if you want to use a BSD type system.

Try them all and decide which one is best for you.

Old 05-12-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
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It's more polished (especially for a Linux newbie, probably) and current than Debian (on which it's based).
Almost any piece of software - including mySQL, Apache and Tomcat, is pre-configured and usable out-of-the-box just after first-time installation.
As with almost every Linux distribution, you need to install Sun Java manually but there are step-by-step Howtos on how to accomplish that.

Ubuntu's upcoming release Dapper Drake actually grants 5 years of software updates (which are more than easy to apply), it's already (Ubuntu's a quite young distribution) certified for mySQL, IBM's DB/2 and VMWare (just to show how sincere Ubuntu is about providing a most professional and reliable platform on servers).


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