[development] What is the best web server to host drupal (like Apache, Apache Tomcat, etc) as far as performance, security?

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 19:33:46 UTC 2010

For different kinds of sites, I use different providers.

0. Linode rocks, rocks, rocks. I have used it for three years and never had
a problem. Of course, as pointed out in this thread, it's a strictly DIY
approach, so someone who knows what they are doing has to participate in the

Interesting alternatives are:

1. Liquid Web VPS
This gives a great managed alternative on CentOS, great service, a VPS with
CPanel and WHS

2. Funnily enough, Site5... It was great 3 years ago, horrible up to 12
months ago, but since it has been on Planet, I have found that a Reseller
account has rocked for simple shared-hosting kinds of sites. I recently
created a site for a friend, and I could install drush and have full ssh
access, and everything just worked, with decent performance.

Victor Kane

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Justin Ellison <justin at techadvise.com>wrote:

> I'm partial to Linode - they're affordable, and performance is top-notch.
> I've written quite a few articles about them on my blog:
> http://sysadminsjourney.com/category/linode
> You mention security - Linode is a hands-off provider.  They give you a
> VPS, and a distro, and that's about it.  Security is up to you.  You don't
> get a CPanel, but you're free to install your own if you like.  They also
> have StackScripts, which allow you to have "click-n-run servers".  There's
> plenty of Drupal StackScripts, check them out at
> http://www.linode.com/stackscripts.
> Many others are happy with Amazon AWS and Rackspace, but I can't speak for
> them myself.  I have less than stellar personal opinions of running Drupal
> on Aplus.net and Dreamhost shared hosting.
> HTH,
> Justin
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