Why some tutorials have lesser modules?

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by PHPz, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. PHPz

    PHPz New Member

    I'm looking to do something for fun with Linux that I've just installed, but I'm new to Linux. The first thing that I thought to do is to set up a web and mail server, and setup something like Wordpress with it, even though I won't be keeping my PC on more than a couple hours a day on Linux (the rest is for Windows :)).

    I'm looking through various tutorials and I'm puzzled - why some tutorials have as few as 3 PHP modules, while others have over 20? What's up with that? I'm looking for a more detailed answer, rather than "your site will work without these modules." I've posted a couple of variations I've discovered below.

    Code:
    php5-fpm php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-ming php5-ps php5-pspell php5-recode php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl php5-xcache
    Code:
    php5-cgi php5-cli php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-idn php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-mhash php5-pspell php5-recode php5-sqlite php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl php5-gd
    Code:
    php5-cli php5-cgi php5-fpm php5-mcrypt php5-mysql
    Code:
    php-5-cli php5-fpm php5-mysql
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    It all depends on what PHP modules you need. You get a leaner server with less modules and a Swiss army knife if you install all modules.
     

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