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What is the best OS for a web server like youtube's???

Discussion in 'Operating System' started by Nate_JP, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Nate_JP

    Nate_JP New Member

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    Hi, I am incredibly new to any sort of programming etc, I have to make a server for website.
    the site will be very similar to youtube in so much as the server will need to store allot of video content.
    I would be very grateful for ANY suggestions, including links
    Thank you.
     
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    I have spent days trying to research this i just can't find specifics that don't involve hiring a company to it for me
     
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    Scripting John Hoder

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    As I understood, you want to make ur own server, then I suggest you to use *NIX (Linux), or maybe MS Windows Server 2003, (casually 2008).
     
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    Youtube uses a custom content management system tweaked to perfection by their own guys. You should check out ostube or phpmotion. Those are two youtube-like cms that might give you what you are looking for.
     
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    how to make sure you are on the right web server ?
     
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    Scripting John Hoder

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    Use ping command and get the server's IP address and then access the site through that IP address. Cheerz!
     
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    will I be surely on right server by accessing the site through its Ip and will not be redirected else where ?
    I think I am hacked from the inside ,lol anyways
     
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    i suggest you for LINUX ...but it will I be surely on right server by accessing the site through its Ip and will not be redirected else where ?
     
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    for a web server i suggested you for LINUX ..it is best operating server than another ...
     
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    Basically Your need is a GOOD Web-server which can simultaneously handle tons of requests , So OS is only one factor of it!

    I would recommend Apache on a Cent - OS or any GOOD linux Distribution which u feel comfortable on!
     
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    I am into Windows so I would go for Windows... probably windows 2008.
     
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    Scripting John Hoder

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    Good choice! But pay attention on sum security holes, check the exploits available for that platform and try to avoid them. :)
     

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