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bin
04-08-2006, 12:36 PM
hi

how do you go about seting up a website hosting server, i was thinking of using linux but don't know which it will be of about pentium 3 standered
thanks

squirellplaying
04-09-2006, 05:44 AM
I recommend debian. The stable branch is heavily tested so you can have piece of mind that the stuff will work. Upgrading is super easy (apt-get upgrade), and installing apps is easy too (apt-get install app).

Spookster
04-09-2006, 07:29 AM
I would recommend Redhat Fedora. Redhat is a very popular flavor of linux for web hosting. My commercial webhost uses Redhat. Redhat has great support in the linux community.

NancyJ
04-09-2006, 07:37 AM
I'd recommend debian too. I have a redhat server and a debian-sarge server and I definately prefer debian. apt-get is just an awesome timesaver

Spookster
04-09-2006, 08:00 AM
You can use apt on Redhat as well. I used to use apt on Redhat but Yum has gained in popularity and support to the point of becoming the standard on Redhat installations.

NancyJ
04-09-2006, 08:53 AM
You can use apt on Redhat as well. I used to use apt on Redhat but Yum has gained in popularity and support to the point of becoming the standard on Redhat installations.
Not on what we've got. Server's a few years old now though.

Kakao
04-09-2006, 11:58 AM
I use Fedora and yum is a no-brainer. I can't imagine anything easier than typing "yum update" then "y".

JamieR
04-09-2006, 01:46 PM
I too recommend Redhat. Again, my host uses Valhalla (version 7.3) and I have a box set up at home running Redhat Fedora Core.



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