1. Post #1
    -Matt-94's Avatar
    January 2008
    888 Posts
    Any of you linux nerds able to recommend me a low resource linux distro capable of running a webserver? I am using a 233 MHZ pentium II processor, so it can't be too complicated. Thanks guys!

  2. Post #2
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    TehDoomCat's Avatar
    May 2005
    712 Posts
    Damn Small Linux is a good start, if you need a GUI.

    However, if you can get used to the command line, and are just going to use the box as a webserver, I'd go for Ubuntu Server edition, as once you've setup the networking, it's extremely easy to install and configure the webserver software on.

    Both distros should (theoretically) support LAMPP which is a webserver package with the HTTP server (Apache) with PHP, FTP server, MySQL database server, and a couple other things - it's also really easy to setup and configure.

  3. Post #3
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,804 Posts


    CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor [Red Hat]. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is free.

  4. Post #4
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    butre's Avatar
    July 2008
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  5. Post #5
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    raccoon2112's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,060 Posts
    Puppy, DSL and xubuntu

  6. Post #6
    Baldr's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,416 Posts
    DSL runs good.

  7. Post #7
    Recording...'s Avatar
    April 2009
    227 Posts

    A 30MB distro.