View Full Version : Webserver linux/windows server 2003

05-24-2005, 01:28 PM
Which would be best to use as a webserver but also for personal web browsing?

also which would be best to let people download from the webserver? I want to use bit torrent but i think it only works on windows is there something along the same lines for Linux so my bandwidth is low on the webserver the user would be downloading big files 10 - 40MB files?

is cpanel free? Also whats the best free Linux O/S to use as a webserver/personal browsing?

Thanks for your help :thumbsup:

05-24-2005, 01:51 PM
Redhat is widely used as a webserver OS, however I heard Mandrake is good ;)

And I *think* cPanel is released under GNU free licence, but I'm not sure :|

05-24-2005, 02:18 PM
I use Redhat Fedora at home for personal use and I know my hosting company uses Redhat for their webserver.

05-24-2005, 02:37 PM
would any of this be good with bit torrent ????

05-24-2005, 05:01 PM
Windows Server 2003 would work with any bit torrent client, however show we be discussing that here? ;)

As for Linux, I don't know about file sharing....

05-24-2005, 05:12 PM
I think linux leads the way for file-sharing (p2p or otherwise) , here are many bittorrent clients for linux, google is your friend.
Cpanel is not free , webmin (http://www.webmin.com/) is though it requires more general linux knowledge.

Fedora is probably the best all-rounder & I use Redhat Enterprise for hosting , for home I am currently having a mad passionate fling with Xandros (http://www.xandros.com/) it's more a (windows)desktop replacement than a server system (but debian based so you can do most anything on it [cept compile php-gtk2 but thats another story;)])

Almost all linux distros come with mozilla or another browser , Fedora, Xandros,Ubuntu are my favourite flavours.

05-24-2005, 06:10 PM
I'm still hoping to get a Linux box - got to get the money together to build another PC yet :eek:!