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Why not just have your ISP host it if your just starting out?
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Why not just have your ISP host it if your just starting out?
I might use it for other things too
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Your palm can be a server if it can run the software on it. A server so to speak is a computer that serves other computers, so a toilet running apache could be considered a server.

As for the linux issue, any distro will work. Server admins have been raving about Debian for it's stability, but you can also check out other popular distros, Fedora, Ubuntu and variants, suse, Mandriva, Gentoo, Slackware... all the major distros are good.

FreeBSD is rock solid too according to what I heard, but it's a little bit different from conventional linux.
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Your palm can be a server if it can run the software on it. A server so to speak is a computer that serves other computers, so a toilet running apache could be considered a server.

As for the linux issue, any distro will work. Server admins have been raving about Debian for it's stability, but you can also check out other popular distros, Fedora, Ubuntu and variants, suse, Mandriva, Gentoo, Slackware... all the major distros are good.

FreeBSD is rock solid too according to what I heard, but it's a little bit different from conventional linux.
Yes, FreeBSD is bulletproof, but it is more unix than linux. Debian is very stable for server activity, and i believe most of the debian-based server releases have LAMP functionality built-in.

if you're totally new to server computing than it might be helpful to know:
(LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP)
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Debian is the end all server distro. Cent OS was good, but man Debian is killer. I can't really speak for FreeBSD I could never get it to run
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