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CPtAJ
November 26th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Hey guys, I was wondering if you could recommend me some really low resource webserver solutions I can use. I just set up DamnSmallLinux on an old (over 10 years old I think) Compaq desktop. It only has 16mb of RAM so this webserver has to be criminally efficient, if you know what I mean;)

Dont worry about it being a poor system to serve stuff, its mainly just for my personal use to try out code, host some stuff for my friends and simple things like that.

I realize this isnt exactly ubuntu related but since I'm a faithful ubuntu user on my main desktop and laptop, you guys can make an exception, cant you? It would really help a brother out :p

Thanks :)

halfvolle melk
November 26th, 2006, 11:24 AM
A while ago somewhere on the LFS site I read about Gatling. Someone had built a 5MB system including the Gatling server (or something that effect).
http://www.fefe.de/gatling/
Dunno about feature richness and if it's any good though.

edit: Check these highly unscientific benchmarks:
http://salinan.memoryhole.net/autobench/jul25_05/

PilotJLR
November 26th, 2006, 12:24 PM
I have never used these guys, but it looks good for a really cheap PC:
http://www.hcditrading.com/Shop/Control/fp/scat/25858/SFV/29664

For ordinary file or webserving, a P3 is acceptable... maybe want to pull the hard drive and add something newer and bigger though.

Mathiasdm
November 26th, 2006, 01:30 PM
Smallest choice: µLinux (http://mulinux.dotsrc.org/). It fits on a floppy! :p

I don't think it'll require a lot of RAM :-D

CPtAJ
November 27th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the responses guys, I figured out that DSL comes with Monkey Webserver and am trying it out for a bit.

Gatling looks very interesting, I'll definitely look into it.

halfvolle melk
December 1st, 2006, 03:52 PM
I was unaware, part 100.000 ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TUX_web_server
That's pretty cool!