Anyone ever use Debian?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Heeter, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey, has anyone ever used Debian,

    Wondering if it worthwhile installing as a Server OS, or should I just stick with my original Ubuntu 7.10Server plan. Still on the fence as to what to deploy as a Linux os for my Web/FTP/Email/File server that comes as full featured as possible.

    I need Apache/MySQL/PHP/Perl as well as a solid email server.


    Thanks,



    Heeter

    I am downloading Debian4 (released August 2007), it is a 4 dvd package. I am pretty sure that everything that I need comes with this package, and then some.


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    I'd recommend Centos for a general server and Debian/Ubuntu for specialist tasks.

    Then you can follow the guides at http://www.securecentos.com to make it a touch more secure :)
     
  3. X-Istence

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    Debian. All you need is the bootonly CD, after that you can just download it from the apt-get repositories.
     
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    Not a big fan of RPM based package management. Debian is extremely nice for a web server, as is FreeBSD. Those are my recommendations!
     
  5. Heeter

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    Thanks Guys,

    Just finished downloading all those dvd's, now your telling me I just need the bootonly cd!!!

    LOLOL

    Thanks for your input.

    Heeter



    I am looking at a "business card" iso image of debian on their site, is that it that your talking about X?

    CentOS has LAMP builtin too.........

    Heeter
     
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  6. X-Istence

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    netinst CD image (generally 135-175 MB)

    Is all you would have needed.
     
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    LAMP = Linux Apache MySQL PHP.

    So technically EVERY distribution has it "builtin". I don't see how you can even call it builtin.
     
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    Centos + the guides at securecentos.com + the updated LAMP packages by Atomic rocket Turtle (http://www.atomicrocketturtle.com) is the ideal linux hosting platform :)

    FreeBSD 7.0 is in code freeze so you could spring for that too :)
     
  9. Heeter

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    Awesome Thanks, LofLA,

    Definitely looking at CentOS now.

    Debian/CentOS. What a tossup.

    What about a fileserver performance?


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  10. LordOfLA

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    How fast are your disks?
     
  11. Heeter

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    They are the latest released Seagates 16MB cache IDE's 7200.10ATA. There is going to be 4 x 250gig in RAID0+1 config.


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    then thats how fast your fileserver will be, whichever OS you use :)
     
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    slackware/freebsd/openbsd - my choices :)