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Nginx new server any OS ideas?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Wuebit, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Howdy, I'm planing on starting up again and at the moment I'm using a vmware server on my local computer just to well play with.

    Does anyone know any good tutorials on what I would need to install everything needed for xenforo to run? I used to use debain but I'm willing to learn any linux OS's.

    Ive never used nginx before but alot of people sware by it so I'm willing to give it a try.

    Thanks
     
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    CentOS 6.5 + centminmod to get you up and running.
     
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  3. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Thanks any reason on Cent? I'm intrested in opinions is all :)
     
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's based on RedHat, so it's very stable in production.

    Apples and Oranges really though, if you want to learn something new, go for CentOS. If you are already comfortable with Debian, stick with that.

    I've used CentOS from the start, so that's why I'm more comfortable using that on my production servers.
     
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  5. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

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  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. I'm a little behind on the google+ group.
     
  7. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Lol is there a ISO file for CentOS 6.4 I can't find it...
     
  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

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    Wuebit Well-Known Member

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  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Would suggest Debian Linux

    Right out of the box, before you even tweak it; it will use few resources than CentOS. After you tweak it (if you choose to do so), it will still use fewer resources. A default LAMP install uses about 12 mb all by its self. Giving you everything else for your site or other needs.

    Very user friendly and easy to setup. I wrote a guide on it.
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/debian-server-setup.952/
     
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  11. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Aye nice guide, I'm after nginx tho. I'm of to try this centOS and if I can't can used to it ill be back to debian :)
     
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  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I had skimmed over things...

    nginx is easy to install on Debian
    PHP:
    aptitude install nginx
    But whatever you decide, good luck
     
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  13. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Aye installing it the easy part :D I seem to fail at setting it up tho :p thanks tho!
     
  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    @MattW is who I recommend when it comes to nginx. His skill set is well known on it (and far better than I).

    But I have used it on Debian. It used much fewer resource than the CentOS I had setup.
     
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  15. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    This is why I like centminmod. It will get everything installed for you with a nice basic configuration to work from, and tweak / adjust to suite your own needs.
     
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  16. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Might be debain again lol can't even get Cent to install.
    screenshot.343.jpg
    Get this everytime.
     
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  17. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

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  18. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Suggestion... if you are already familiar with Debian... stick with that. You will spend less time learning what you will need to do. Setting up nginx is easy. I can even give you an example vhost config file if you want to start a convo with me (from what I use on one of my 3 dedicated servers or 2 VPS's).
    You can always play with a centOS install on a VM image until you get familiar with it. I have it running on one of my VPS's on my ProxMox server just learning it - but not at the point I would feel comfortable using it to run my site with.
     
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  19. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Cheers, I'll 6.5 on my spare server see how that goes. than ill try this vmware image.

    Thanks Tracy. I just might do that (y)
     
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  20. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Debian + Dotdeb with MariaDB is another way to go!
     
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