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Hey guys, just wondering if Arch is a good distro for a small-scale webserver (1-2 sites hosted).
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It would probably not be "bad " (light, customizable etc ) but a rolling release distrib distro for a production environment is a very bad idea. Because it WILL break. Thats just how Arch works
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Do you need it to work 24/7 no hiccups? TYhe answer is probably yes. And as such any rolling-release is a very bad idea.
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Unstable/bleeding edge and servers don't go well together for obvious reasons....
    
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Just don't update it every day and you'll be fine.


The only real alternative is something like Debian or CentOS, where you'll be a year or more behind the ball. And we're talking Apache, not Gnome or KDE. Its not like you'll see a warning on Apache's site telling you to wait a year for Debian and Red Hat to fix their software before you use it
    
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I may just try my luck with Ubuntu.. or Debian Stable later.
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post #8 of 9
I suggest Debian or CentOS.
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I suggest Debian or CentOS.
Sounds good, downloading Debian as we speak. Thanks for the input guys, I'm just new to linux and need a little help
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