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

Shawn(Xiangyu) Meng mengxy1987 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 01:55:45 UTC 2010

Sorry, are we talking about web server or host?

Shawn Meng
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 3:33 AM, Victor Kane <victorkane at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> process.
> 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
> http://awebfactory.com.ar
> http://projectflowandtracker.com
> 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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