Debain Keeps My Old Compaq Proliant Running Strong
Posted by gconn
on Wed 23 Jan 2013 at 00:16
I have had an amazing experience using Debian as my web server operating system. Over the last few years I have gained a lot of interest with Linux operating systems, mainly due to having an interest in maintaining web servers from home. In my opinion, Debian is the best operating system to use for web servers. It works so well, that I am able to use fairly old server systems to host many websites directly in my home office.
The main web server I have running is a Compaq Proliant ML350. This systems sports two 1Ghz Pentium III CPUs and 1.5Gb of memory. The server is also 14 years old and running strong. The longest uptime I have had on this server was exactly 100 days. I experienced a brief 30 second power outage and the count started over. Currently today the uptime is 49 days. Not bad for a machine that is 14 years old and hosting over 10 websites.