preferable Requirements for a mail server using FD 4

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Vanpersy8, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Vanpersy8

    Vanpersy8 New Member

    Guyz i need some help which is the better Linux OS btwn Fedora & Debian to setup a Mail Server?
    And i need also some help what are the best Specs for a Computer to setup a stable Mail Server?

    Pliz help me out am in a fix
  2. dishawjp

    dishawjp New Member

    Fedora is a great distro and I use it every day. My main computer is a dual boot FC3/FC4 box. But for a mail server, I'd be very inclined to use Debian. It's not that Fedora can't be a mail server, but with the very quick release times, about every 6 to 9 months and loss of support just a few months after that, it has a rather short lifetime and you'd be upgrading pretty often.

    Debian is rock solid and has a much longer release life.

    Just my $.02

  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    My personal favorite is DEBIAN too. Rock solid and long update cycles.

    How many mail accounts do you want to host?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Go for Debian. :)
  5. Vanpersy8

    Vanpersy8 New Member

  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You should get yourself some good hardware, a fast CPU and at least 2GB RAM, I'd say. RAM is the most important part of you want to host that many users, the more RAM you have the better.

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