What's the best server distro?

Discussion in 'General Server' started by Remp, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. chimichurri

    chimichurri Member

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    The BEST is BSD !



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  2. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    That is true. (I cannot believe I just said a BSD server is the best, here on a Linux website) :p
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  3. Brandon Doyle

    Brandon Doyle New Member

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    What kind of a machine would be necessary to run a game server? At my college there's a lot of gamers, and the game I've been most impressed with is Battlefield 4, which seems to have unparalleled graphics (IMHO). This must require quite a "beefy" machine to support so many players with the accuracy necessary.

    Brandon Doyle
  4. Jim Laughlan

    Jim Laughlan Active Member

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    An ISP I used to work for we used Windows 2000 Server because HE didn't know Linux. Well, HE decided to leave on short notice and left us hanging. We brought in an old friend who worked there previously and SHE nuked the servers of 2000 and put in Slackware. The servers had never run better since. I definitely would use Slackware for server use.
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  5. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I would use the best hardware you can get and install Slackware or Ubuntu. Something with a lot of RAM and a powerful CPU and graphics card would work well. Any brand of hardware should suffice.
  6. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Do servers really need good graphics cards?

    Anyway:
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  7. Falcao

    Falcao New Member

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    Well, I could just say that the only server I,ve tried so far is Ubuntu and works ok for me.
  8. Brandon Doyle

    Brandon Doyle New Member

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    I've tried LinuxMint and it works well, I mean I haven't come across any troubles in my basic endeavours but it works.
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  9. Jim Laughlan

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    If you get rid of Unity and replace it with Gnome (or even KDE), Ubuntu works fabulous.
  10. Falcao

    Falcao New Member

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    If you download Ubuntu SERVER edition, it will came with no GUI at all.

    My own approach was to install MC (Midnight Commander) in order to edit/create the configuration files straight way, and did everything trough terminal.

    I found it out to be much less troublesome then I guessed would be!

    Cheers.
  11. Falcao

    Falcao New Member

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    I love Mint too, I use it in my Client machines. Ubuntu Server Edition has the advantage (in my case) of having no pre-installed GUI, what saves some machine resources, just because of that!
  12. Brandon Doyle

    Brandon Doyle New Member

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    What's a pre-installed GUI? Is it like the interface that resembles Windows (aka the icons and start menu and tabs and everything)? I've been wondering if there's just a sole command line based Linux distribution out there.

    Brandon Doyle
  13. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    it is the icons, menus, all the pretty stuff.

    All linux distributions can be CLI only but turning off the GUI. But for sole command line, Arch, slax, and all server based distros are good places to look.
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    We typically recommend and rely upon both CentOS and Ubuntu for minimalist server installs. However, all distros have their own unique features and benefits.
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