[olug] Best distro for bleeding edge web server and best VPS
Shawn L. Djernes
shawn at djernes.org
Mon Nov 3 20:52:36 CST 2014
If you really want to ride the wild side then go with Debian Sid (as in her who breaks his toys). Packages are pushed daily.
Shawn L. Djernes
> On Nov 3, 2014, at 13:03, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> Old PHP and Apache/Nginx packages often have known security vulnerabilities
> and yet the major distros still drag their feet on providing the latest and
> greatest. If there is a really critical security vulnerability, they'll
> patch in a fix for that into an old package.
> There are also performance concerns where PHP 5.5 and Apache 2.4 offered
> huge gains and yet every distro waited for ages to provide packages.
>> On Mon Nov 03 2014 at 12:56:06 PM Nate Benes <nate at prefork.net> wrote:
>> I'm not sure that running bleeding-edge software on a server is the best
>> idea, but you might check out Arch. The AUR seems to stay pretty up to
>>> On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Kenton Brede <kbrede at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Amazon's version of Linux on AWS allows for selecting different versions
>>> packages, from their repository. You might want to spin up a box there
>>> take a look. I don't know if all the packages are the "latest" but
>>> got newer packages than RHEL or CentOS, etc.
>>> Alternatively you can always point to other repositories like EPEL to get
>>> new packages. Or compile your own debs or rpms.
>>> On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com>
>>>> What distro is best at having the latest packages for Apache (or
>>>> PHP, MYSQL (or MariaDB), etc?
>>>> I've put together Fedora and Debian web servers in the past and both
>>>> to drag their feet when it comes to keeping up with the latest
>>>> Also, I've noticed that InMotion is offering a really cheap VPS but I
>>>> haven't used them in the past. Has anyone here used them?
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