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    bytehunter is offline Starter Member
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    Default Newbie: Server configuration

    Hi folks,

    sorry but I'm a newbie and I am looking for some answers...

    • Server OS
      I plan to install Zimbra on a CentOS 4.3 Server. Is this a good choice?
    • Zimbra package
      Which package should I use for the Zimbra installation (eg. RHEL 4)?
    • OS package selection
      Which packages should I choose during the CentOS installation?
    • Webserver
      Far as I know, an Apache/Tomcat server is installed with Zimbra. Can I use the Apache server for other additional applications (PHP-based)? Can I add some virtual hosts?
    • MySQL DB
      Can I use the MySQL DB server also for additional databases?
    • Additional
      I also need a FTP server (eg. ProFTP). Is it possible, too?


    OK, my "master-plan" is to run a home-server with Zimbra as the main service (dynDNS enabled for external access). But for some other tools I need an Apache server with PHP enabled and MySQL support include a FTP server. Samba should available for internal usage.

    Yes, I know it's not recommended to run all services on one server - it's for home usage only (max. 20 user).

    Did anyone know, if my idea is possible or not. All comments are welcome.

    Many thanks
    With kind regards,

    Alexander Z.

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    phoenix is online now Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums.

    Yes, CentOS 4.3 is a good choice (I use it ) and you do need the RHEL 4 Zimbra install. You should not use the Zimbra server (tomcat/apache/mysql) for anything other than Zimbra as they are tuned for Zimbra performance.

    Vsftpd would be my choice for an FTP server but proFTP is OK if you prefer that. If you want to run apache/MySQL you can install those as well on the Zimbra server, make sure they use different ports. Check the forums for info on setting up additional servers. Providing your server meets the minimum specification especially memory, then you should have no problems with Zimbra.
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    Bill


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    Hey Phoenix,
    So CentOS is pretty much the same as RedHatEL?

    You can run EL packages on it?

    Just curious.

    jh

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    Yes, it's binary compatible - they use the source from RH to build CentOS.
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