Lee Phillips hat gesagt: // Lee Phillips wrote:
> So I'm considering moving to one of the hosts that offer
> user-mode linux (or BSD) virtual private servers(*), and I have
> a choice of distributions (one company that looks good,
> redwoodvirtual.com, offers a choice between Debian Woody
> and Fedora core 1; other companies offer RH, Gentoo, etc.)
> Which distribution is best for hosting a site that uses
This could actually be flame war stuff, but I suppose not necessarily
here. Generally it's best to use what you're used to. All
distributions are up to the task of web hosting, it's the sys admin,
that's the imporant and maybe weak link here.
As I use Debian everywhere I'm biased, but Debian has two huge
advantages over many others and that is the packaging tool apt and the
fact, that the stable version is very old and thus very well tested
and secure. If you don't want any troubles install a minimal Debian
stable system and regularily run "apt-get update; apt-get upgrade".
This will keep your system "current", that is mostly free of security
holes with as little work as there is. Debian stable has Python 2.2
which is enough for Webware and most of the related tools. Debian also
is well suited to be kept current over the net. It's a good choice.
Another argument: w4py.org also runs Debian, although it's Debian
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