View Full Version : Which distribution for a server

27th January 2006, 17:06

i have setted up a server on SuSe 10 but ther are some problems.
with mail. and i have only read tuts for other distrubutions.
so i tought why not change distrubution.

so what i want to run on a server
--webserver (got very lot of experiance on windows----
-php4 and php5
-asp(as it can?)
-virtual derictories
-ftp(pureftpd with virtual users(mysql))
-mail server (smtp,pop,imap with virtual users(mysql))

So ho knows the best linux distrubution for this
i am a linux noob so it is the handyst if for everything is a tutorial

So who can help me out pleaz.
greets ColdDoT

27th January 2006, 19:01
For servers i can recommend DEBIAN or if you need some newer packages the UBUNTU server linux.

27th January 2006, 19:08

But I've never tried PHP4 and PHP5 on one server at the same time. This might be complicated...
Also, I've never tried asp...

27th January 2006, 20:51
I have set up a few srevers using Linux, but I have used specific Server setups.

I use Mitels server distro. It is command line ish, but if you know what it is asking it os very easy to set up. Once you have your server running all the administration is done via a web application like Firefox etc.

You can have a look at www.contribs.org

I hope this helps.


28th January 2006, 13:37
i would really suggest debian because i am running 15 debian servers without any problem.If you want to setup your debian server follow this tutorial really nice one


28th January 2006, 14:02
So debian it wil be
Thans for all poeple
but whith version must i get?

28th January 2006, 14:21
Debian Sarge (3.1). Download this netinstall CD image (you need a fast internet connection to install Debian with this one): http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r1/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r1a-i386-netinst.iso (this one if for 32-bit systems!)