WWW server

WWW server

Post by Scot » Wed, 08 Nov 1995 04:00:00

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.

Scott Goodman
HTTP Server Admin
UNIServe Online

: 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-)
: (-Futurist/*punk/Info Enthusist - PGP Public Key available by request-)


1. Novell Netware WWW Servers versus Linux WWW Servers

  could you please consider this posting on behalf of a colleague :

        Does any one have experience with Novell Netware  WEB servers, e.g.
        Sitebuilder ?
        Are they stable, do they properly support modern WWW facilities, such as
        CGI, SSI?
        Unless I provide my college with strong reasons in favour of a Linux
        based WWW server, they will switch to a Novell Netware based one, due to
        the lack of Unix expertise within the college.
        I will be most grateful for any advise on this matter.


        Dr Persephoni Karaolani, Senior Lecturer, I.T. Department,
        Liverpool Hope University College, Woolton Road,

Thanks in advance.


Paul Hazlewood
Research Assisstant
I.T. Department,
Liverpool Hope University College, Woolton Road,
Liverpool L16 8ND


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