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    Smile Which Oprating System?

    Hello

    i am about to buy a dedicated server..
    my websites requirements are PHPmyadmin + mysql also...some website requirements are Fantastico. I think these scripts are always built in a dedicate server..along 50+ more scripts..
    But my question is
    what operating system to run at a dedicated server.. as i have no experience.. so need your assistance..
    Red Hat Linux 9.0, RHEL3, RHEL4, CentOS, or FreeBSD.!!!!!!
    Which operating System should be installed and which one is prefferable.
    thank you in advance for you suggesstion and assiatnce thank you.

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    I'd go with FreeBSD, or if it has to be Linux CentOS.
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    i will second these above opinions!!! either go wid freebsd or get urself a CentOS server.

    Fantastico and Cpanel seem to work perfect with CentOS.

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    Ditto the above. RedHat 9 is ooooold; FreeBSD is a wonderful OS but it's not Linux, and CentOS is RHEL with the trademarked/proprietary stuff removed, so you don't need to license it.

    With CentOS you can go with 3 (I think it's 3.8 now) or 4 (4.4) -- I'd go with 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzeanah
    FreeBSD is a wonderful OS but it's not Linux
    Which is anything but a negative point. Unless you have to run Linux for some reasons.
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    One more vote for CentOS.

    I never really cared for freeBSD myself but that is just me.
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    The ports collection in freebsd is kind of killed when cpanel is brought into the picture. I'd go with CentOS if i were you. However, if you decide against cpanel, i would recommend freebsd.

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    Which is anything but a negative point. Unless you have to run Linux for some reasons.
    Like the original poster, who wants to run Cpanal.

    If I had my 'druthers all my servers would run FreeBSD or Debian, as those are the platforms that I trust the most (and that seem to make the most sense). For my servers though, CentOS made sense for support reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgeBR
    Hello

    i am about to buy a dedicated server..
    my websites requirements are PHPmyadmin + mysql also...some website requirements are Fantastico. I think these scripts are always built in a dedicate server..along 50+ more scripts..
    But my question is
    what operating system to run at a dedicated server.. as i have no experience.. so need your assistance..
    Red Hat Linux 9.0, RHEL3, RHEL4, CentOS, or FreeBSD.!!!!!!
    Which operating System should be installed and which one is prefferable.
    thank you in advance for you suggesstion and assiatnce thank you.
    It's all about Red Hat Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzeanah
    Like the original poster, who wants to run Cpanal.
    Well, I have zero knowledge of cpanel (apart from a user's point of view), hence I dont know its requirements.

    Quote Originally Posted by dzeanah
    If I had my 'druthers all my servers would run FreeBSD or Debian, as those are the platforms that I trust the most (and that seem to make the most sense).
    Me too
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    I have cpanel running with CentOS on another server and I would also have to recommend it

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    I have found that CentOS 4.4 is a very reliable and secure system with proper management.

    FWIW, Redhat has announced that RHEL version 5 will be released at the end of February. It is supposed to include Xen virtualization.

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    Happy Centos user here as well.

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    CentOS is my current favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoid
    Which is anything but a negative point. Unless you have to run Linux for some reasons.
    Not to be the one to flare up this debate, but how many eschelon tier server vendors are publicly certifying their servers for FreeBSD?

    In terms of Red Hat and Suse, you've got HP, IBM and Dell to mention a few...
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