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    I want to make a server with linus I was wondering, what Linux to use. Also how much RAM,HD space and other PC specs. I am planning on making a tech site with forums, reveiws, pics , and maybe videos. Thanks in advanced

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    Tthat depends on how many concurrent users , how much bandwidth you will need, how big the site is going to be etc.

    So please provide more details.
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    Well right now we have no users or anything, so could you just give me the kind of Linux best. I will just max the RAM and all that. Also I plan on having an E-mail server

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    Please help, would Debien(sp?) be useful?

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    Are you planning on running this at home? It'll be a strain on your connection, and setting it up is tricky (I've never used MySQL or any mail server, because at least SQL is complicated, and I have no use for either).

    I would have to personally recommend slackware for it however.

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    I am currently using XAMMP (on SuSE 9.1), made by

    www.apachefriends.orgen/xampp.html

    If you just want to get a server up and running, it will give you a web server, with PHP, Perl, MySQL, Webalizer (shows stats of visitors). Some of the pros will think this is a shortcut and that I cant set it up manually. They would be right but I do plan to change that. Just make sure you read the instructions on the site as initially the server configuration is rather "open".
    The biggest security threat is the user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechTabs
    Well right now we have no users or anything, so could you just give me the kind of Linux best. I will just max the RAM and all that. Also I plan on having an E-mail server

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    Well, if you've got no users, you don't really need a server.

    In order to give relevant advice, we'd need to know what sort of capacity you anticipate providing - if your aim is to support thousands of concurrent users you'll need a rather beefier box than if you're only planning on supporting a few dozen hits a week.

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    Well I am just starting so , I hope a couple of 100 a week. Will it lag my internet connection?

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    It shouldn't do, only if you are transfering large amounts of data such as a file server. I am hosting a site on a 1mbps down and 256kpbs up and I have no lack in bandwidth.
    The biggest security threat is the user.

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    OK thanks to all , I think I will attemp to try this now. What linux should I use?

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