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Re: Most Stable Red Hat version for a web and database server

On Nov 16, 2004, at 9:01 AM, Asim Ansari wrote:

I want to run a web (apache) and a database (Informix) server on Linux, I
would like to know what is the most stable version (maximum uptime, secure,
minimum bugs, high performance etc) of Red Hat Linux, I am confused of using
between Red Hat Linux 7.3 or Red Hat Linux 9.0, remember I have no option of
switching to some other distribution of Linux.

First, I'd like to apologize for this thread going off-topic. I have a hard time when folks toss up incorrect/uproven/vague answers to equally bad questions. That said...

Asim, I don't have any experience with Informix, so perhaps that part of your query would be best directed to an Informix support forum. As far as Apache, you'd do well to setup (at least) a couple of test servers running Red Hat 7.3, Fedora, and perhaps one of the "free" Red Hat Enterprise clones (WhiteBox, Tao, etc). There are plenty of performance tweaks that can be applied to these installations; Google is your friend. Benchmark the applications based on the type of usage you expect.

In short, there is no easy answer to your question. Testing is not necessarily black magic, but it does require hands-on experience and some dedication on the part of the integrator/architect. Define your goals and work towards them methodically.

Hope this helps,

Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting

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