When I setup my first webserver at home, I used FC4. I am now setting up a practice webserver, that would mock a server I'd put in colo. (With everything except cPanel.)
A vast majority of people I talked to about this over the course of a few years highly recommend CentOS over FC4. However, nobody really ever told me why. Could I get some input on this? Maybe a guide to installing graphical CentOS as a webserver?
EDIT: Since I don't want to buy a cPanel license for a practice server, do you know of any links to free control panels I could use?
Last edited by Yeah_Buddy; 12-02-2006 at 07:38 PM.
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I think the general consensus I've seen is that CentOS is much better for server applications by design, and yes is based on Red Hat Enterprise. Fedora is a lot more popular for Desktop use; and I tend to hear it described as a lot more 'experimental' or 'bleeding edge', though I know a lot of people that love to run it on their home / office systems.
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Yeah, that makes sense. I am definitely going to go with CentOS on my imitation server, just wanted to know why so many people prefer it.
So about control panels, any good free ones?
Theres always webmin if you're desperate, but I find having no control panel is better than webmin.
There are "mini-panels" that make managing things easier. phpMyAdmin is a very popular one, and there are some for qmail as well (vqadmin, qmailadmin) that make managing email accounts and email domains easy.