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Offline jtt89

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What distro for server
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:57:01 AM »
I want to setup a Linux Server on Win7 / Virtual Box for developmet/testing (LAMP, JavaScript). I am gonna need the following programs installed:

MySQL
Imagemagic
Mencoder
Ffmpeg
Flvtool
Qt-faststart
Ioncube loader
PHP

I know that choice comes down to:

Centos
Fedora
Debian
Red Hat
Ubuntu (somebody told me not to get this one because root is disabled by default, and that it can be changed but it is not recommended)

I also need to figure out if I need to connect from Win7 to Virtual Box Linux through something like Putty within the same computer. I read somewhere that I need two separate computers or a network card for something like that.

Thank you.

Offline Avin

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Re: What distro for server
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 09:14:30 AM »
HI,

You can install any of the following great Server distro
1) Ubuntu
2) CentOS
3) Fedora
- All distro has packages or compile steps for following   
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MySQL
Imagemagic
Mencoder
Ffmpeg
Flvtool
Qt-faststart
Ioncube loader
PHP
I recommend  you to go with Ubuntu for more support.

You are right,  root login will disable by default in Ubuntu.  But It doesn't matter.  You can easily change it with few command ($ passwd root). But I still not recommend you to enable root login for various security reason.

You can easily configured Virtualbox network card as "Host Interface" to access it from Windows Machine.

Thanks,
Avin