Do you use a web server?

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Ireland
January 7, 2008 2:11pm CST
Does anyone here run their own web server at home or at work, If you do im just wondering what OS you use? I only know one person using Microsoft on their web server, Everyone else i know is using Linux, What OS is everyone using?I use Ubuntu Linux with Apache, MySQL, and PHP
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@logaritse (388)
• Indonesia
27 Feb 08
Yes, and i'm using Centos more secure than fedora. Centos is based from RHEL :). But for more secure, better you use FreeBSD. Mostly i'm using Centos for all my webserver, windows based webserver unstable and eat a lot of resources.
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@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
8 Jan 08
I'm using Windows XP Pro. I just install Apache for windows and DNS updater cuz my ip is dynamic. Its easy to setup but easy to crash. What I mean is that problem occurs when theirs to many visitors in your site and using your server at the same time. I also want to use Linux but i'll go back from scratch, I don't know how to us Linux OS. sad --- ^^,
• United States
9 Jan 08
Using linux is quite easy, I know very little about it, yet I have managed to build a web server with apache that supports 2 different domains and sub domains. I also run a mail server on it, so, it really cannot be that hard. There are complete how to guides out there. I am so impressed with Linux as a server as in my case it runs on a PC that I had to stop using Win XP on as it was too slow. The second very impressive thing is that you never have to boot it after making a change, if fact after I first got it up and running, it ran and ran for months with no intervention, when I needed to expand it's use I couldn't remember the root password!
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
9 Jan 08
ouch thats sad, so you did re-install linux? If I have freetime I will try to read how tos? from the internet. thank you for your advice.
• United States
9 Jan 08
No need for me to reload, I figured out the password, it was that it took me a few trys.
• United States
7 Jan 08
I use Fedora Core with apacahe. I understand that apache can run on windows, so, people may be doing that. Why? I don't know when Linux is free and Windows Server is certainly not! Thing I like about linux is that I run my server on a Pentuim II 400mhz PC, which would be totally useless under windows.
• Ireland
8 Jan 08
When i think apache on windows, i cringe to think how unstable it can be!, I ran slackware linux on a P1 266mhz with 8mb ram at one stage! It ran perfect, it was a bit slow at mysql commands but as a general http web server it was perfect!
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@bikespot (484)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
Ubuntu Server version. 100% Free If you want to run windows server , your looking at over 500$ for a copy of it. Not cheap what so every , but then linux is not easy to install or configure as windows is. What kind of experience do you have? I would still suggest ubuntu , if you have any problems with it , go on their forum and ask for help. You said web server , do you mean you want to run a site off your computer? If so its illegal to run a websever on most residential internet services. I would check your ISP before running the server.
@nokia6233 (937)
• India
8 Jan 08
well...i am just using apache server in my windows XP operating system.... i dont go deep into these things as i dont know kuch about the,....even the apache server it was my friend who installed and did everything to my system... regarding linux i dont know anything much about iut...
• United States
8 Jan 08
I would never personally run a MS server under any circumstances. I have a Slackware box running Apache/mySQL/PHP/cPanel. Works great for myself and clients :D