[clug-talk] Server questions
jesse at kline.ca
Tue Sep 20 17:17:41 PDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 09:15 -0600, D Bhardwaj wrote:
> Is this too big a project with my limited linux know how? All this is for a small venture but could grow.
I don't think so. There is a learning curve, but it is well worth it in
> Ok. server needs to do server stuff (file server, database server, web server, print server, security, backup, remotely accessible).
> Ok. my current abilities (nervously) - I can install mandrake, suse, and others I am sure via default settings. Past the initial install I will probably cry help!! with guidance, I could probably install/configure apache, mysql, postgres, some pop3 email server thing.
> The constraints - I should be able to manage the install and subsequent maintenance. If this is too much, then I need avoid this path.
> If your responses are going to cheer me on :) - please advise what flavour distro to use (ease of use for me, configurable, etc)
SuSe has very good gui server configuration tools. In this regard
RedHat/Fedora sucks. Debian is a little harder to setup and use, but is
much more stable, and easier to upgrade between versions.
More information about the clug-talk