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hankjrfan00

Linux Server

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I am basicaly a Linux newbie. I have installed linux several times just to mess around but have never tried to use linux in any productive way. Recently the idea of a linux server has seamed very appealing to me. The problem is I do not know what I need. I would really like it if there was a linux distrobution that is designed to be used as a server and will not install stuff that I would not want on a server.

I know that just about any linux distrobution can be used for a server but being that I am a newbie I would like somthing that is easy to use and has easy setup and administration. Somthing that is basicaly "id*** proof." I would like to have the following services:

Web Server

smtp

pop3

webmail

maybe ftp

Thanks in advance.

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You could use Mandriva.

Use the easy install method,hen click on serve. Or use the expert method and click on the packages you want (apache, mysql etc)

This will allow you to set up Mail, Web hosting etc.

You might need to download something like squirrelmail, horde or neomail to get webmail functionality.

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there is this server out of the box, install, called CWS

its based on apache php perl ftp mail and mysql postgresql and some other stuf like that,

it also includes a hosting control panel called WEB-CP

its free, and aesy to install neads 9gb of diskspace and 256ram

www.completewebserver.nl (build in english as far as i know by a dutch guy)

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there is this server out of the box, install, called CWS

its based on apache php perl ftp mail and mysql postgresql and some other stuf like that,

it also includes a hosting control panel called WEB-CP

its free, and aesy to install neads 9gb of diskspace and 256ram

www.completewebserver.nl (build in english as far as i know by a dutch guy)

Somthing like this is what I had in mind. Thanks.

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I'd use a mainstream server, such as redhat or its alternative, fedore... using either apache2 or better yet tomcat :)

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i completely disagree, for one if you want support on a redhat server, try reading about 1k diferent mailinglists forum posts and get nowhere, than contact redhat witch tells you to buy a version, only fo find out later that there are a lot of small usergroups, that are far more willing to help your avarage linux newbee ... Heck is how i started...

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If you want linux support then the easiest way is to just get on IRC and go on the Freenode server. I have always got my problems resolved within about 15mins of entering one of the numerous support channels.

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try freeBSD or openBSD ;)

i will put a link here soon of a video i got made for me by craz1 to help me to install openBSD ver 3.6 [ think]

its a good helper :)

download

http://files.filefront.com/installing_openbsdavi/;5101232;;/fileinfo.html

about 12 mb

if not the BSD try centOS or FC 4 or FC 5

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I personally like FreeBSD or Solaris 10. But try Fedora Core. its a nice distro.

try freeBSD or openBSD ;)

i will put a link here soon of a video i got made for me by craz1 to help me to install openBSD ver 3.6 [ think]

its a good helper :)

download

http://files.filefront.com/installing_openbsdavi/;5101232;;/fileinfo.html

about 12 mb

if not the BSD try centOS or FC 4 or FC 5

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I'm going to have to recommend Ubuntu for your scenario... here is how you install apache:

sudo apt-get install apache2

PHP:

sudo apt-get install php4
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php4
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

MySQL is a tiny bit harder, but it just involved a few more commands and an editing of one config file.

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I'm going to have to recommend Ubuntu for your scenario... here is how you install apache:

sudo apt-get install apache2

PHP:

sudo apt-get install php4
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php4
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

MySQL is a tiny bit harder, but it just involved a few more commands and an editing of one config file.

:thumbup I am going to agree, along with this tidbit:

For easy, step-by-step directions go to HowtoForge

http://www.howtoforge.com/

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