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    Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    Dear Friends,

    I know the basic PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript all self-taught. Now I want to learn Drupal CMS so that I can develop small sites for a very small company of my own and learn something useful in my free time.


    I have some books with me on PHP, MySQL etc. I have also purchased a couple of books on Drupal 7 as well. My worry is after having read a couple of books on Drupal 7, I am still not able to decide as to which OS of the below 3 I should install Drupal 7 in. I would also use MySQL and PHP with Drupal by default as you know.

    I have the following OS with me now all of them on separate pcs.

    Win 7 Home Basic 32 bit
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit
    Fedora 16 32 bit (will soon install Fedora 18 32 bit)

    I do not want to learn Drupal with some ready-made software stack as it looks daunting to me namely XAMPP,

    Please guide me. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    I would go with which ever OS you are most comfortable with as you can get the same set up using any of them.

    For me this would be Ubuntu Server running on a VM.
    You can install Ubuntu Server and then just run one command to install the other parts of the LAMP stack (Apache, PHP and MySQL)...
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lamp-server^
    After this you can just follow the instructions for installing your CMS and you're ready to go.
    I can have a new web-server with a CMS installed up and running in under 15 minutes using Ubuntu Server.

    One thing I would say is that if this is your first experience using a CMS, I would probably go for Wordpress and/or Joomla instead. Drupal has more features and is more flexible but the downside of this is that it takes longer to get results. Using a different CMS first will teach you the basics far quicker than jumping straight in with Drupal.
    Last edited by Cheesemill; January 9th, 2013 at 10:25 PM.
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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    I've installed Drupal on Debian stable, Ubuntu LTS, and Suse 10.x, and it's pretty neutral with regard to Linux distribution.

    Never tried it on Windows, but IMO Apache, PHP, and MySQL are best suited to Linux. Trivial to install without using a pre-rolled stack like XAMPP.

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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    Ubuntu 12.04. You will get security updates for 5 years, which is important for a web server.

    I like tasksel for installing the LAMP stack.

    Checkout http://bitnami.org for installing services as "stacks". Although I prefer installing the services natively on the operating system.
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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    I've used Drupal on Debian, Ubuntu LTS, and CentOS servers. It's pretty much the same regardless of distro though. Choose the OS you are most comfortable with.
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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    I would go with which ever OS you are most comfortable with as you can get the same set up using any of them.
    I am comfotable with all of them as I have used them in the past. I am no expert but a bit better than the average user that is for sure. So I would love to try Drupal on one OS that is the easiest for me to manage. So I need other users' opinion like yourself.



    You can install Ubuntu Server and then just run one command to install the other parts of the LAMP stack (Apache, PHP and MySQL)...
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

    I already have one hard disk with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit installed on it. Should I use this OS/distro for my Drupal install or download Ubuntu Server distro as mentioned here on this page?


    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server

    it says
    Ubuntu Server 12.10 64-bit version
    under the download button and I am not sure if there is a 32-bit version available. I am ok with this 64-bit version if required for Drupal. It is not an issue with me.

    One more thing is that I generally use KTorrent to download distros using torrents due to the slow internet connection that I have. So I searched and found this page for torrents, but I can't see a torrent for Ubuntu 12.10 Server 64 bit distro for a PC (Intel x86) computer, if I understand the naming of the torrent correctly. I am using Intel Dual Core E5700 cpu, although it is capable of running 64 bit applications, I want to download the 64 bit distro only. This will the 1st time that I am gonna use a 64 bit Linux distro of any kind.



    After this you can just follow the instructions for installing your CMS and you're ready to go.
    Ok, but can you please suggest me some good links to tutorials on the net so that it easy a bit easier for me to do?

    One thing I would say is that if this is your first experience using a CMS, I would probably go for Wordpress and/or Joomla instead. Drupal has more features and is more flexible but the downside of this is that it takes longer to get results. Using a different CMS first will teach you the basics far quicker than jumping straight in with Drupal.
    I agree with you 100%, but Drupal is more popular these days if I am correct. I need to learn to use it any way for future use.

    Thanks a lot for the response you have given to me. Please feel free to suggest whatever you find is appropriate for me.
    Last edited by tech291083; January 12th, 2013 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    Never tried it on Windows, but IMO Apache, PHP, and MySQL are best suited to Linux. Trivial to install without using a pre-rolled stack like XAMPP.
    Yes, I am of the same opinion open source/Linux is best when it comes to other open source technologies like PHP and MySQL. Thanks.

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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    Ok,

    I have found this page, which lists all the editions for the Ubuntu 12.10 OS. As I scroll down this page, I see that there is no link for a 64 bit edition compatible with Intel PC (Mine is Intel Dual Core E5700 cpu, capable of running 64 bit applications), so I guess I will have to use the 32 bit edition only. Thanks.


    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.iso 17-Oct-2012 17:29 672M Server install image for PC (Intel x86) computers (standard download)
    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.iso.torrent 18-Oct-2012 14:27 27K Server install image for PC (Intel x86) computers (BitTorrent download)
    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.iso.zsync 18-Oct-2012 14:27 1.3M Server install image for PC (Intel x86) computers (zsync metafile)
    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.jigdo 18-Oct-2012 14:27 118K Server install image for PC (Intel x86) computers (jigdo download)
    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.list 17-Oct-2012 17:29 83K Server install image for PC (Intel x86) computers (file listing)
    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.metalink 18-Oct-2012 14:43 31K Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
    ubuntu-12.10-server-i386.template 17-Oct-2012 17:29 51M Server install image for PC (Intel x86) computers (jigdo template)
    ubuntu-12.10-wubi-amd64.manifest 17-Oct-2012 09:34 44K Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
    ubuntu-12.10-wubi-amd64.tar.xz 17-Oct-2012 09:58 536M Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
    Last edited by tech291083; January 12th, 2013 at 12:26 PM.

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    Re: Which OS is Drupal best suited to

    Quote Originally Posted by tech291083 View Post
    So I would love to try Drupal on one OS that is the easiest for me to manage. So I need other users' opinion like yourself.
    I would suggest Ubuntu Server, there are plenty of good tutorials around that take you through the steps needed to install LAMP and then Drupal.

    I already have one hard disk with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit installed on it. Should I use this OS/distro for my Drupal install or download Ubuntu Server distro as mentioned here on this page?
    I do all of my learning and development on VM's as this method has several advantages. As Ubuntu Server is command line only and doesn't have a GUI, by running it in a VM you can be looking at guides and forums at the same time your server is running. You can also take regular snapshots of your server so that if you break something you can easily roll back to an earlier version. By having your server as a VM you are keeping it separate from the rest of you system. If you want to reinstall you can without affecting your day to day OS. Also you can reinstall your main OS without losing your server, as VM's are just a couple of files on your disk you can copy them and back them up just like any other file.


    it says under the download button and I am not sure if there is a 32-bit version available. I am ok with this 64-bit version if required for Drupal. It is not an issue with me.

    One more thing is that I generally use KTorrent to download distros using torrents due to the slow internet connection that I have. So I searched and found this page for torrents, but I can't see a torrent for Ubuntu 12.10 Server 64 bit distro. I am using Intel Dual Core E5700 cpu, although it is capable of running 64 bit applications, I want to download the 64 bit distro only.
    I would recommend using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Server 12.04 instead.
    12.04 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, meaning it is more stable than 12.10 as well
    as having a much longer support period (until 2017). LTS releases are recommended for servers unless you have to have the latest versions of software (you don't).

    Torrents are available for all Ubuntu releases on the official site...
    http://releases.ubuntu.com
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/u...64.iso.torrent

    I agree with you 100%, but Drupal is more popular these days if I am correct. I need to learn to use it any way for future use.
    At the end of the day it's your choice.
    I wouldn't say that Drupal is more popular, it just allows you to create more complicated sites. I use Drupal on projects only when it is the best solution, but if a site can be created with Joomla or Wordpress I will use one of those instead, as it will be much quicker to develop as well as having simpler code.

    Just play around with Joomla for a couple of weeks first and then move onto Drupal if you want to. With Drupal it will take a while to get your first site running, but you can be up and running with other CMS's in a couple of hours. You will learn far quicker by starting with the basics instead of jumping straight in at the deep end.
    Cheesemill

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