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12-10-2001, 08:22 PM
What is the lowest cpu and memory requirement for a fast, stable linux server? SPAMCan i run it safely on an old 486? SPAMOr do i need something a little bit faster.



12-10-2001, 08:50 PM
a friend of mine is running a small 486 dx 50 with 16 megs ram and a small hdd as webserver, he says itīs fast enough for his needs, what are yourīs exactly?

12-10-2001, 08:53 PM
I just want one to setup with apache, mySQL, and qmail to learn stuff. SPAMLater on i might move all of my domains onto a faster better server.

12-11-2001, 02:37 PM
why linux? If you want to learn stuff like apache you can put it on your own box

12-15-2001, 08:51 AM
I ran FreeBSD on a pent 120 running Apache, Postfix, MySQL, PHP yada yada for about a year and had no probs. 4 gig HD 64MB Ram. Sold that box for a few bucks and upgraded to a 750 these days.

Plus added a Sun Cobalt Raq4r to the arsonal. Needed .asp support doncha know. The things we do to make people happy.

I know I got off track. 486 will work if you arent going to use MySQL to much but personally I wouldn't go slower than a pent 100.

12-23-2001, 06:51 PM
All I know is that a friend of mine runs a 233 mHz with 64 MB ram (I think), and it runs just fine. SPAMGranted, he doesn't really do anything with it, and I definately wouldn't trust my site on there, but it runs.