Having a small home server, BSD or Ubuntu Server?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 18, 2011
Hello everyone! First of all, let me just state that i want to make a small server for my home.. which includes hosting a website and a small FTP server.
Now as far as ease, stability, use, etc.. just overall, which would be more ideal to use for this?
My top choices are FreeBSD and Ubuntu Server.
However, I do not know which of these to go with, since this is my first time setting up a server. I hear BSD is really best for web servers, but I would like to hear what the people at LQ has to say.
Thanks for your help!
EDIT: I know Ubuntu Server would probably be more easy to set up, but how is it in terms of stability and speed?
bash and sh question on Ubuntu Server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 27, 2009
Hello, I got a server with some users. Their default shell is bash and sh is a link to bash.
If the user switches from bash to sh, everything is changing, the PS1, setup and so on.
My question is, what does sh need to read or have to have the same setup as bash. Every user has .bashrc, .bash_profile, .profile, but seems nothing really matters, because sh is not reading them.
Besides this, there are some settings in /etc/profile which work in bash, but not in sh.
Does anyone know what does sh need to be the same as bash?
[SOLVED] Cannot get PHP scripts to work in Ubuntu Server 12.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 26, 2013
Here's what is installed that i will be utilizing:
I have tried multiple ways of getting a PHP login script to work (ie: connects to mysql db pulls login credentials and authenticates user with a session) When i try to get this to work however, i get this generic error on my web browser.
The website encountered an error while retrieving http://intranet/login.php?attempt. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
Here is the PHP script along with the HTML form i am using.
$user = $_POST['user'];
$password = $_POST['password'];
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'root', 'mypassword') or die('Cant connect to database');
$query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM users") or die(mysql_error());
<form method="POST" action="login.php?atte
CentOS or Debian or Ubuntu 11.10 for a server environment
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 10, 2012
Before anything get's technical here's what I plan on using.
Ruby on Rails
PHPMyadmin (just use to it)
I originally had gentoo installed but because it has constant updates and they do take for ever to compile and the recent update broke etc-update for updating config files.. Arch is in the same position and it's an OS you can update pacman(since there's no go gui to gather data and only one terminal window is counted..)
Of course I know how to easily fix those issues in a running box but I don't recommend gentoo or arch for production boxes.
Now brings me to the actual question, what do you guys thing would be better for a server environment? CentOS 6, Debian 6, Ubuntu 11.10.
I have experience with all of them, but never ran any of them in a server environment.
Moving from CentOS 5.7 to Ubuntu 10.04 for LAMP, DNS, Murmur, Minecraft server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 30, 2011
I've been using CentOS 5.X as a LAMP server for a few years now. I've been considering switching to Ubuntu 10.04 because it seems to have more packages that I use than CentOS does.
I'm at the stage where everything I know about running the server is from writing down things I've learned from scouring the net when a problem comes up.
I've done things like enable test repos and built programs from source to get things running (like murmur and ICE) when I know ubuntu already has packages available.
I've been wondering how much of a security or stability risk my CentOS server is now. For this reason I've been thinking the smart thing to do may be to swap to using Ubuntu and just learn the differences between the two OS's.
I'd like to know what others' opinions are on this.
enterprise mail server in centos 6 or ubuntu 10.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 25, 2011
I need to configure an enterprise class secured e-mail server by using postfix (I don't want to use zimbra, I just want to get out of zimbra) in Centos 6 or Ubuntu 10.04 server. I need the following features in my mail server.
POP3 and IMAP access for users, mail forwarding, SMTP authentication for all out going mails, able to set quota for individual user mailbox, able to define e-mail attachment size for individual user, user themselves can be able to set automatic vacation response, Group e-mail, able to block certain kind of attachments in the e-mails, Squirrel Mail or roundcube as the web client. I have planned to configure licensed version of kaspersky antispam and antivirus for security.
Also I need to configure jabber chat server in the same machine and all the user has to login to their chat client using their e-mail ID and their password which i was created in the mail server, in simple words common authentication for both e-mail and ch
which is the most used as a server is that centos or ubuntu in smal busssiness
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 25, 2013
which is the most used in smal bussiness as a server is that centos or ubuntu.
if you answere the first question as centos ,from where I can download it easily and which version is the new. or if you answer as ubuntu from where I can download it easily and which version is new.
Server distro question
location: linux.com - date: September 5, 2012
I had used Linux until just over a year ago with a previous company, but have not used it since because I was not given an opportunity and do not know what has happened in the community. I was using Fedora(possibly 5) and RHEL, but now I need to install a new server and need some advice.
The server will do mostly a central syslog, some network monitoring and some homegrown scripts and web apps.
Is Fedora still good? I have heard that CentOS is basically RedHat without the logo, is that true? If so, is it any good? Are there any other distros that would work well for what I need it to do?
The server is a Dell 64-bit with 6Gig(?) of ram and two 500meg drives, and I doubt I will use the gui very much(if at all).
Thanks in advance,
Ubuntu Server Vs. Ubuntu Desktop for home file server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 2, 2010
I'm new to this site and thought i'd start off by saying that I'm new to linux but trying to figure everything out. Next let me explain what I'd like to do. I have both windows (xp and win7) and mac (osx snow leopard) running on my network. I'd like to find a unified system that I could use as a file server. Mainly, I'd like to have it hold music and movies, maybe run some automated backups from a win 7 desktop. I'd also like it to be a print server. I'd like to run the most simple and lightest weight OS for the server os. However, I don't think I have the basic linux knowledge to run Ubuntu Server as it is terminal based. I have installed it on my machine but I feel like im running in circles. I have it installed and can SSH in with my laptop no problem. I feel like I may be better off installing Ubuntu Desktop and removing what I dont need.
Any help / tutorials / anything woudl be greatly appreciated. If someone could give some examples of what they've done or
VPS 1GB RAM enough for Web Server?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 10, 2013
I want to buy/rent a very affordable VPS package at my ISP. Now it comes with the following:
1GB RAM10GB Traffic10GB Disk Space1 vCPUUbuntu or CentOS
Now my requirements are:
Surfing internetHosting a small to medium website (less than 1GB traffic a month)DNS serverLAMP - Apache, MySQL and PHPAll have to run concurrently
Now my question - Is 1GB of RAM sufficient to do all this? Remember this is a Virtual Environment running on either Ubuntu or CentOS.
Also, what do you recommend - Ubuntu or CentOS?
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