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sunny441

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Hi there friends:

been a long time since i posted here, have been busy with work and class as usual. As a part of my Software Engineering Group project - we have been asked to create a big DataBAse for a whole school system. Our group is mostly newbies and freshers and I am the lead for setting up the server and to act as System Admin. The university has is giving us space on their server and am setting up a system in the lab to act as our server. Some of the guys want PHP/MyAdmin on there.

I was wondering if it is better to run Windows or Linux, of which i have very little experience. I know that linux is more secure. but is it all easier than windows to setup this server on. Also what distro of Linux would u guys suggest - i have Ubuntu 5.04 and Mandrake LE 2005 at the ready.

Hope that you guys have some words of advice for me and can put me in the right direciton

thanks
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if you are setting up the server within your schools server than you should be able to access no matter what platform you are using...

I am doing something similiar in my software engineering class, only I am making a version of the game risk. Using sockets for the server/client.

as far as the database is concerned I have limited abilities in that but I know of Access and Oracle are most common
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I would definitely go with Windows. It's much simpler. If you need help there is an ebook that teaches you everything about hosting a website on your own web server. You can get it at: Setting up a Web Server
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