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Rusty Guy

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LAMP and VL?
« on: November 15, 2007, 07:22:34 am »

Not sure if this is the right place for this questions but....

Has anyone here set up a LAMP server with VL? Is there a distro recommended for this, if not VL?

Big hint. I'll need to be able to do some kind of VoIP thing for audio conferencing so that's a consideration.

Any/all thoughts, suggestions, etc. greatly appreciated

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Re: LAMP and VL?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 07:34:11 am »

Hi, Rusty. There is some distros specialized. A Google search could give you some. As always, this depends on your needs. For a production server I recommend one of the 'servers ready' distros. I don't use them so I can't recommend one. For development / experimental / learning / whatever, VL have XAMPP in the repo. It is a lampp package ready to use, will install apache+php+mysql plus mail and ftp servers, pearl extensions and more. I use it, is pretty cool. If you want a more updated package, visit apachefriends and download the latest, the install is very easy, just follow the instructions in their site.
About VoIP, check wengo phone.

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Re: LAMP and VL?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 01:18:35 pm »

I am confident in VL to be a decent choice for a server although that is not the direct intent of the distro. As rbistolfi stated there are several that are "marketed" as server distros that may be able to give more in-depth support for it (StartCom's Enterprise is one that I toyed with in the past that seemed to do well with my home network).
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Re: LAMP and VL?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007, 01:54:45 pm »

If your intent is a production server VL is not setup
for that, it has been done.

If this is the route that you are looking at do a system audit
for all enabled services and shut them down.

My personal preference is to use a minimal Slackware
install and go from there. Slackware being vanilla makes
auditing easier.  In the event you want real auditing and
having a trail the best is LFS.


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Re: LAMP and VL?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007, 07:43:59 am »

Thanks for everyone's input. Under advisement from my local linux guru, we've installed Ubuntu Server 7.10 (just LAMP + SSH). From what I can gather, this is really a Debian server with a Ubuntu name. Haven't had time to finish setup but "on paper" it looks like it'll do the job.

Thanks for the wengo phone hint, rbistolfi.



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Re: LAMP and VL?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007, 08:11:57 am »

Moved to a more appropriate place... ;)
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Re: LAMP and VL?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 10:51:55 pm »

Hi, I just succesfully installed and tested
with various PHP CMSs

XAMPP -- the linux version.

It is one tar file that comes with everything necessary to run
a website
(Apache, phP5.2 and 4, perl, mod_perl, MySQL, SQL Lite, etc)
all precompiled with nice web based gui interface.

It is intended to be installed manually on ANY Linux
distribution with a single command
(the command is

tar -xpvf <TheLAMPPTarfile> /opt/

that is it (so it just untars into /opt/ directory)

there you will have then /opt/lampp

and then you just

cd /opt/lampp

./lampp start 

this will start all the necessary services
then you can open up your favorite webbrowser
and do

there you will find all the controls/statuses necessary to manage
the services (and it even has the GUI to manage MySQL databases

ANother nice thing is that you can do

./lampp backup

and it will backup everything including all the Databases within Mysql
and SQLLite

and finally your web programs need to go under

(and if you want all those things stopped and started with your
box start/shutdown command -- so that you do not manually need to
start it -- I think there is a way to do it with VASMCC -- but I do not know
it yet)

that's it.