We've been running a web server on Linux for a couple of months. Our
server receives close to a million hits per month spread over 50 virtual
hosts. I've only had to reboot once since the machine was turned on in
August and that was my due to my error. Linux is definately my choice.
We've also used FreeBSD for a web server, also with many virtual hosts with
great success. The "virtual hosting" on FreeBSD is done via the "alias"
option of ifconfig rather than the dummy driver Linux uses. We continue to
use FreeBSD for our news server and for most other things, as this is our
head administrators choice of OS.
HTTP Server Admin
: I will be soon configuring a Pentium 60 as a Web server. I plan on
: putting FreeBSD 2.0.5 on it after filtering the possibility of Linux. We
: are running Linux as a USENET news server and it seems that the
: filesystem is really unreliable and produces many corrupted articles.
: The only thing that is holding me back is that fact that I am not sure
: FreeBSD supports virtual IP addressing for multiple domains on one
: machine. I know Linux uses this but I am kind of sceptical about
: installing another Linux box. 30mins downtime could be catostrophic for
: many of our customers' sales. Anyone running a similar configuration and
: has any sort of comment?
: (-Gerald Ranada - System Administrator - http://www.veryComputer.com/ - 1984 is now-)
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