What Operating system to run for a web server
It's my first post on here, which will hopefully lead to my questions being answered and me possibly answering some of your questions.
Basically, I've made a site. I am going to build a custom server (budget about £1000) and hopefully run Linux on it. I've used a lot of Linux in the past: obviously 'Buntu, mint, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Redhat (don't ask), and a few others e.g. Puppy Linux and Slack.
However, these all had GUIs for my desktop, and I'm quite perplexed when it comes to Server OS's.
I have a few requirements:
1) Must be light
2) Must be free
3) Must be reliable
4) Must be able to sustain thousands of requests a day (although I realise this is more hardware related)
That's pretty much it. I've had Ubuntu Server installed on my rig for about a day just to play about with the commands etc. so I am swaying towards that but am open to suggestions.
Thank you for all your replies.