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 Post subject: Best Distro for web serving
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:09 pm 
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So what distro would you reccomend for serving websites?


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The same one we recommended the last time you asked this question.

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What are you hauffing?


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For some reason, I thought you had asked this already. My bad.

What kind of webpages are you serving?


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Whatever is easiest for you to maintain and keep up to date.


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Minimal installation of Linux with Apache.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:27 pm 
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I like gentoo. have I mentioned I like gentoo?

Gentoo has a nifty little app called webapp-config. You can install a master copy of, say, phpBB (the software on this forum) and then use webapp-config to install the discussion board on any number of virtual hosts that reside on your system. Gentoo's also the first distro I've actually gotten Apache2 to work under.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Distro for web serving
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:22 pm 
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gamerfreak wrote:
So what distro would you reccomend for serving websites?


Like everyone else says, whatever you're comfortable using. I use Gentoo personally since I like speed and Apache 2.0 works well in Gentoo.

If I were you, I would evaluate what you want to do, what applications you need to get what you want to do done, and then go ahead and implement whatever it is you have to do. Plain and simple.


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sketelsen wrote:
Gentoo's also the first distro I've actually gotten Apache2 to work under.


Have you tried any other distro? I don't know why, but I actually like Apache 2.0 against Apache 1.3. Even in Windows, Apache 2 works like a dream (I have Apache 2 on Windows and Gentoo on all 3 of my machines). However, I never knew about this webapp-config in Gentoo, may have to check it out sometime.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:53 pm 
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just enable the "vhost" USE flag in your make.conf, and any app that uses webapp-config will pull it in with it.


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I need a macro that creates a reply everytime this questions is asked...

>if post='which linux'
>print 'Gentoo'
>goto 1

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o.k. so the syntax doesn't resemble anything except maybe 1970's basic :wink:


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Gentoo is nice and all but personally I'm a fan of Debian. I'm running it on my home server and on my site http://www.venomstats.com both of which run quite nicely.


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I am thinking about free bsd. What do you think?


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gamerfreak wrote:
I am thinking about free bsd. What do you think?



FreeBSD is nice, but get ready to do some reading, I'm a big fan of using whatever it is you're comfotable using. Seriously, instead of trying to learn a new distro, why not just use what you know and eventually work your way up to other distros? I started out hosting my own site in Windows (2000 Server first, then 2003 Enterprise) and then moved up to Linux with PHP, MySQL, and Apache (affectionately known as LAMP).


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nsafreak wrote:
Gentoo is nice and all but personally I'm a fan of Debian. I'm running it on my home server and on my site http://www.venomstats.com both of which run quite nicely.



Nice! I use Gentoo because, well, I like Gentoo. Plus Apache 2, mod_php, and PHP work beautifully in Gentoo. Never been a big Debian fan myself, I would however, use FreeBSD if I didn't have to use Gentoo.


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gamerfreak wrote:
I am thinking about free bsd. What do you think?


Did I hear someone say FreeBSD? :)

Go for it my man! You'll love it, trust me! :twisted:

I've been installing a FreeBSD 5.3 website test server today infact. It's easy peasy!

After the initial install routine getting setup to do web hosting is this simple.

Open up a console and at the command line type these two lines
# cd /usr/ports/www/apache13-modssl
# make install clean

sit back and watch in awe as apache w/ ssl support is downloaded, patched, compiled and installed all by itself!

need mysql?
# cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql41-server
# make install clean

need mod_php for apache? ok this takes a bit more work
first you install the base package
# cd /usr/ports/www/mod_php4
# make install clean
next you install the php extensions you want (support for mysql, xml, etc)
# cd /usr/ports/lang/php4-extensions
# make install clean

you do that basic routine for just about everything you need. then it's just a matter of going in and configuring your applications. setting up your websites in apache, etc, etc


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Jipstyle wrote:
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For some reason, I thought you had asked this already. My bad.

What kind of webpages are you serving?

There is no way in hell that he hasn't asked this question before! :-)


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Lots of love for Gentoo around here. I am a fan of Debain and FreeBSD, but Debian is so much easier to setup and configure than FBSD.

Hey Gadget. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:55 am 
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gamerfreak wrote:
I am thinking about free bsd. What do you think?


Unless you are expecting hundreds of thousands of hits per day, it doesn't matter what *nix flavor or what major distribution. they will generally all work the same, imho, the better question is, "what web server software should i use?" My answer to that is apache.

If you want a simple web server, then it seems you are making it harder than it should be. just throw a distro up and start apache.


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