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Which linux os has best built in webserver

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January 23, 2010 6:51:24 AM

Which linux os has best built in webserver.

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January 23, 2010 10:05:13 AM

This topic has been moved from the section General Networking to section Linux/Free BSD by Grumpy9117
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January 23, 2010 10:14:14 AM

No linux has a built in webserver. Most distributions have webservers installed by default, or available for download.

What is "best" is a matter of opinion and of what factors are important to you in a webserver. Majority opinion (at least by usage) seems to favour Apache 2, which is available for all Linux distributions. If you want to make it best for your purposes you should download the source, configure it to your exact requirements, and compile it for your system.
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January 23, 2010 11:35:37 AM

ijack beat me to it again :D 

@OP

Try RHEL 5.4, cent os 5.4, or fedora 11/12 and click on "server" on the package selection screen.

Or if you're already familiar with Linux debian's good and Ubuntu server ain't bad either.

On redhat based systems, like RHEL 5.4, cent os 5.4, or fedora 11/12, you'll be able to use yum to easily customize your apache, apache modules, php, mysql, etc without having to compile from source.

If you're looking for something very specialized then you should look into compiling from source as ijack suggested. There's a learning curve, compiling is harder than using yum, rpm and apt-get, dpkg.

Good luck :) 
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January 23, 2010 11:38:29 AM

There's also the TUX web server which can be built into the kernel but it's not for most users as it can't serve anything but static pages.

There's many other web servers but apache has the most market share about 54% or higher.

Good luck :) 
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