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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004

    Question Win 2003 Server vs Linux - which one should I choose?

    I am on my way to order a dedicated server but dont know which platform I should choose.
    The site which is going to run on the server is built on PHP/MySQL and using Apaches mod_rewrite, so Apache is required.

    The hosting company have told me that I could either choose Linux och Win 2003 Server and I am not sure which one to choose...

    I have no experience whatsoever of Linux, never been in touch with it. I have some experience of Win 2003 Server so from that point of view the choice should be simple. BUT how does the Apache server perform on Windows 2003 Server comparing with Linux?

    Here is the server specs:
    - Intel Celeron 2.2 Ghz processor.
    - 256 MB RAM.
    - 80 GB IDE harddive. 7200 rpm

    Software Windows:
    - Windows 2003 Server, Web Edition
    - MySQL
    - Mail Enable Standard
    - MS FTP
    - IIS
    - MS DNS

    Software Linux:
    - Apache (with PHP, SSL & MySQL support)
    - ProFTPD
    - BIND 9 (DNS/Nameserver)
    - Qmail (SMTPserver)
    - wu.POP3 (Mailserver)
    - wu.IMAP (Mailserver)
    - SSH.
    - Webmin admin

    What choice would you do and why? I need advice.
    Please help me out here.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Nothing but, net
    FreeBSD of course.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Well maybe I should but it is not an option in this case.

  4. #4
    If you only have 256Mb, there is really no point in wasting it on a GUI
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    yeah because all Windows has to offer is a GUI. You hit it on the head
    If you are needing Apache, which is sounds like you do, then I would recommend just about any version of *nix over Windows for running Apache.
    With limited knowledge of linux I could see why it would be a tougher decision. No harm in learning something. I would still choose linux. Might learn something cool.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    If u are using Apache in Windows, I think better get any Linux distribution beats having Apache in Windows, but why not use IIS in Windows since u have experience in Win2k3. it is better to use something you are familiar with.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    You should only pick the OS that you are familiar with - Professional Web Hosting Provider since 2002 - Automation Solution for cPanel Hosting! + Illegal File Scanner - Your complete Web Hosting Directory with Hosting/Server Tutorials

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