> > Now while I broady accept the argument that for hosting
> > companies like blacknight, it is essential to be able to put
> > up a production box in <= no time... the world is not a vax.. or
> > rather a hosting company.
> > If one has the time, and patience, I'd almost certainly
> > recommend using something like gentoo, mostly because, I find
> > portage to be a very polished packaging system, *but* that's
> > just me. I have nothing against Red Hat boxes really, but,
> > like I say, if you have the time and patience, you'll be hard
> > pushed not to see better performance from a arch specific optimised
> > box.
> Fine, however he asked specifically about setting up Apache and Tomcat
> hosting sites, so I really doubt he has the time to go messing about
> If he was doing something for his own personal pleasure then maybe
> experimenting with gentoo might be a nice idea, however if he was
> for me and I found him wasting time with something unsuitable like
> his job security would be at risk.
> My understanding of gentoo is that everything needs to be compiled.
> would make it unsuitable for hosting anything, as you would need to
> recompile every time you needed to patch.
> Needless to say if uptime isn't an issue then playing with this kind
> thing might seem like a good idea, though I wonder who would want to
> somebody who didn't take uptime seriously.
>>> Mr Michele Neylon
> Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd
>http://www.blacknight.ie/> Tel. +353 59 9137101
Ok I have been using Gentoo for about 2 years now as my desktop, I find
that its faster than Redhat on the same machine( I just install in the
personal version of fedora). In a server situation you would not be
using X ,Gnome, KDE or (insert you window manager here). A default
installation of gentoo has the bare minimun of application
installed(just enough to boot). After the inital build about 4 ish hours
on a fast machine you can then add your server applications.
my Computer Specs
1GB ram sdram
Kernel 2.6.7 apci
(And i am currenty running:
runnig Gnome, epiphany,Evolution currently,xchat)
just for a test
emerge apache at 15:53 download it at 15:55
running configure at 15:55
Finished at 16:05
So it took 13 mins from me typing emerge apache to be install.
I would think that it would take longer to Configure Apache than it took
to install it.
It more than likely would have been faster if i was not running All the
****This is by no mean a great benchmark******
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