Week ago I decided to rent another dedicated box , install CentOS 5 64Bit and use LiteSpeed as a web server. What seemed to be trivial at start became nightmare later.
I was unable to compile PHP 5 with --with-litespeed and --with-curl directives. If I removed one of them it was ok but together it didn't work.
Tried to search forums but nothing helped, so I decided to go back to Centos 5 32bit and try there. It compiled OK.
So I'm in trouble now. I wanted to have server with 64bit OS + LiteSpeed because of its speed, system resources consumption and good DOS protection.
I asked several questions about advantages of 64bit over 32bit OS and the most important thing was how much issues can I expect on 64bit OS (libraries availability). Almost every reply said that it's without issues to go with 64bit OS. My experiences say it's not as easy as I expected.
I didn't find any good protection against DOS for Apache so far, mod_evasive doesn't work as I expected. What do you recommend ? Should I stay with apache on Centos 64bit + apache with everything installed via yum (should work OK) or go with CentOS 5 32bit + LiteSpeed there ? LiteSpeed I'm talking about is Enterprise edition.