October 5th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Suggestions for server OS
I'm about to update my home server (currently running Fedora 9). I've had few problems with it - perhaps because it's a bit older and harder to find stuff still compatible, but more likely they've been operator errors.
I run an "old school" MOO and MUD, but also want to utilise user directories on Apache to give student access for web hosting (rather than use 'free' web hosting). [Hope that makes sense!]
Can anyone suggest an OS that is relativley easy to use - I think I need a GUI driven OS, rather than text based because of my "noobness".
So I think I need tools like webmin to help me through setting up and administration of the server.
The box will have a 3.1 GHz Processor and 8Gb RAM.
I'd appreciate any advice.
October 5th, 2011, 11:10 PM
I use Fedora for my servers, even though it's a pain to keep them updated. Every 6 months there's a new version.
Don't fail to keep your server version current. Fedora 9 is very old and will have lots of problems with current software.
If you want to run server applications like apache, throw out your 'noobishness' and learn the command line. vim can be your friend (after some time anyway).
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October 8th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Personally I like Fedora, but as Doug said, theres a new version every 6 months or so!
As you're looking for a new server OS, have a look at CentOS. It's similar to Red-Hat in many respects.
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