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Old 12-28-2000, 12:05 PM
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We are getting today our dedicated win2K server, that comes only with the OS installed on it.

Can you please sugsset me what should i install on it before hosting any sites on it ?

And what softwares best to use(and not expensive)for mail,ftp,web,stats,databases etc..?

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Old 12-28-2000, 12:15 PM
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Can you please sugsset me what should i install on it before hosting any sites on it ?
A secure and stable OS?

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Old 12-28-2000, 12:33 PM
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dave

While I myself am partial to linux/unix too win2k is very stable any more it will stay up just as long as any linux box.

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Old 12-28-2000, 12:45 PM
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Re: dave

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While I myself am partial to linux/unix too win2k is very stable any more it will stay up just as long as any linux box.
I think Linux would take that Pepsi challenge anyday my friend

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Old 12-28-2000, 01:06 PM
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Mediahouse.com statistics. Good value for money in comparison to WebTrends. And in my opinion its the best statistics package available for any website.

A virus checker. Norton Anti-Virus maybe.

FTP and WWW will be taking care by IIS. Just open the console manager, snap them in, and configure.

There is also an SMTP server included. Again just open the console manager, snap them in, and configure it (connections from local IP only, so perl/asp/scripts can send mail). I recommend running the POP3 on a different server, since there are no *worthwhile* free POP3 servers for NT, and Qmail/Sendmail is generally more reliable.




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Old 01-02-2001, 06:59 PM
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While, I personally am against the usage of Windows 2000, I did give it a try myself (I purchased a new HDD to install it, thank god).

I personally was unable to attain a fully stable Windows 2000 machine; however, it may of been because of the hardware combination I was utilizing.

I would suggest ensuring your security policies are setup to make sure your machine is completely locked off except for what you want it to be accessable for. Also, ensure you have virus detection software installed and functioning(preferably setup to update itself as well).

Further, for POP3 and SMTP, after seeing the difficulty I saw many colocation customers have at my previous workplace, I would suggest running these services on a seperate machine(or two seperate machines would be better). Whether these machines be Windows-based or *NIX-based, does not matter, this suggestion is simply due to the potential traffic which these services generate and in order to ensure that your website traffic is degraded, it is just best to keep these two sets of services seperate.


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Old 01-02-2001, 07:21 PM
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I have the same experience as Rory, I attempted to install a Win2K server (as a web/ftp/mail server) for a local high school, the damm thing drove me nust for over 1 week, I ended up by formatting the HD and install Red Hat.

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Old 01-02-2001, 07:23 PM
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UCK! Redhat, that's even worse!

lol.. Sorry, I'm a FreeBSD advocate myself...

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Old 01-02-2001, 08:46 PM
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Good to see you rory

Weve never had problems with WIn2k but we always use namebrand hardware made for win2k drivers, I know if you use any generic hardware at all you will for sure run into problems.

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Old 01-02-2001, 08:49 PM
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Good to see you to Charles.

Yeah, that's the big problem with Windows 2000, the limited drivers available...

As I said, I am not a big Windows person... Some people are, and have great success with it though.


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Old 01-02-2001, 10:28 PM
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AT home I run a Dual 866, all brand Name, from a PIIIDM3 (supermicro) to E&S Tornado 3K video cards, all brand name, all win2k certefied, etc etc .. it still crashed at least once a day

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Old 01-02-2001, 10:33 PM
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At home I run 2 Windows 98 machines(well, I don't, but I do have other people in my household), and 6 machines running FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Debian Linux. The Windows 98 machines have a terrible track record, but all my other machines stay up a good 80-90 days before I need to reboot them.

In case you are wondering, my machines do not have light loads on them. They are all my personal DNS servers, Web Servers and Mail Servers(I have to put that 3.2Mbps of bandwidth to use! )


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Old 01-02-2001, 10:40 PM
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Hehe

I use a PIII500 as the Linux box, that one is wonderfull, on the Dual 866 I use Softimage XSI, and that sucker drains every single resource I have on the machine and won't crash, it's the little things like IE or other small stuff that crashed the damm machine (damm windows)

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