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Install CentOS 6.3 Web Server

Centos has following ISOs for i386 CPU.
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.iso 07-Jul-2012 10:14 690M
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.torrent 09-Jul-2012 11:31 216K
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveDVD.iso 07-Jul-2012 02:03 1.6G
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveDVD.torrent 09-Jul-2012 11:31 259K
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1.iso 07-Jul-2012 01:46 3.5G
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1to2.torrent 09-Jul-2012 11:24 182K
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD2.iso 07-Jul-2012 01:47 1.1G
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-minimal.iso 07-Jul-2012 01:49 293M
[ ] CentOS-6.3-i386-netinstall.iso 07-Jul-2012 01:36 194M
If you just want to install a Desktop, the LiveCD is good enough.
If you want to install a server, you need the bin DVD iso.
Only bin iso will give you the chance to choose the type of installation.

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Google release mod_pagespeed beta

Google released a new product, mod_pagespeed. It is a mod for Apache web server.

mod_pagespeed is an open-source Apache module that automatically optimizes web pages and resources on them. It does this by rewriting the resources using filters that implement web performance best practices. Webmasters and web developers can use mod_pagespeed to improve the performance of their web pages when serving content with the Apache HTTP Server.

mod_pagespeed includes several filter that optimize JavaScript, HTML and CSS stylesheets. It also includes filters for optimizing JPEG and PNG images. The filters are based on a set of best practices known to enhance web page performance. Webmasters who set up mod_pagespeed in addition to configuring proper caching and compression on their Apache distribution should expect to see an improvement in the loading time of the pages on their websites.

To install it on Centos 5.5, I did following.

1) SSH to my VPS with root right.

2) Add Google Linux Software Repositories.

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How to choose a right Web Server

If you want to buy a web server, and you want to buy HP product, you can go to here to choose by Server buying guide.
There are 7 types servers in the table.
» File and print
» Small business suites
» Email and messaging
» Web server
» Domain controller
» Database
» Citrix or terminal services
For example, you want a Web server, you will find following options, Apache or Microsoft IIS servers.
This very depends on your web application used in web site. For ASP or ASP.Net, IIS is best bet. For Perl, PHP, MySQL, Apache is your choice.
If you choose Microsoft IIS, you have another two choices, one is tower, one is rank.

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