[KyOSS Discuss] Topic Requests For next Meeting

Christopher Simmons chrissimmons2 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 13:56:35 EDT 2013


Thanks Chris, I meant to include that as well, although I wasn't aware of
any other http servers.  I knew there had to be at least a few but Apache
is all I know.


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Chris Rockwell <chris at chrisrockwell.com>wrote:

> This sounds like a great idea, but maybe some more structured
> presentations on a particular sub-topic (even if only a few minutes) would
> be a good catalyst for group discussion.
>
> In addtion, I would love to hear more about other (http) servers.  Alan
> has brought up Nginx several times, and I'm convinced I should set it up on
> a testing server to see how our applications run on it (Drupal, static
> sites, SugarCRM) - if we could discuss the pros/cons of different http
> servers, that'd be cool as well.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Christopher Simmons <
> chrissimmons2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I would like to preface this email by apologizing for any incorrect use
>> of terminology or concepts that I mention.  I'm still learning the Linux
>> platform and do not claim to be an expert on any of these topics.
>>
>> As someone that is less in the application development world and more in
>> the systems world, I'd like to propose a couple of topics for the next
>> meeting.  Being that I primarily in the Windows world, we do have some
>> Linux customers that require assistance with their LAMP Configurations.
>>  Over the last couple of years I've gotten pretty comfortable working on
>> Redhat / CentOS servers.  However, I struggle with optimization concepts
>> that should be applied within the LAMP stack.  I would like to request an
>> open discussion and/or presentation regarding "LAMP Server Optimization."
>>
>> A few questions that I would like to see answered are:
>>
>> *Linux Questions:*
>> Why RPM / .Deb?  Which do you prefer and why?
>>
>> We primarily use Redhat because of the Enterprise Support.  We use CentOS
>> because it is so similar to Redhat and are already familiar with it.  We do
>> have some ubuntu and SuSe servers as well but the majority of our *nix
>> platforms are RPM based.  What (if any) benefits are there for running one
>> over the other?
>>
>> What are some other preferred distributions for operating a *nix Server?
>>  Why?
>>
>> *Apache Questions:*
>> What modules and configuration changes should be made when deploying
>> Apache?  Is the default configuration a good place to start?  What can be
>> done to make it better?
>>
>> *MySQL (or other DB) Questions:*
>> What standard modifications should be made the my.cnf file when
>> installing MySQL Server?  When is it a good idea to combine Apache and
>> MySQL roles on the same server, when is it a good idea to separate the
>> roles on different servers?
>>
>> Do you recommend using MySQL, or prefer another database server?
>>  Benefits of one over the other?
>>
>> *PHP (and other programming) Questions:*
>> What PHP (or other programming) related packages should be installed on a
>> standard build? Ex. php-mcrypt, php-common, etc..  What do these packages
>> do?  Why are they recommended for a standard build.
>>
>> My goal is to improve upon the product that we hand over to a customer
>> when they purchase a managed Linux environment.  The more work we can take
>> of their hands for the build out, the higher their perceived value will be
>> of our product.
>>
>> *Linux Sys Admin Toolbox:*
>> What tools do you rely on when managing your server environment?  Why are
>> they valuable?
>>
>> Finally, are there any tools, concepts, or ideologies related to running
>> a LAMP server that you recommend avoiding?  What should I not do that might
>> sound like a good idea but is just BAD?
>>
>> While presentations would be nice, I think this might serve well as an
>> open forum discussion as well as this covers tons of areas and the more
>> user input received the better!
>>
>> Sorry for the long email but as you can see I have a lot of questions and
>> researching each one individually sends me in a thousand different
>> directions.  Opinions are great but having real world experience to back
>> them up is even better.  Please let me know if something in the paragraphs
>> above need more clarification.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Christopher Simmons
>>
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Thanks,
Christopher Simmons
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