iWeb Now Provisioning Debian 5 on new Dedicated Servers

March 4, 2009 by heri in: Web Hosting Articles, iWeb Articles

As you might have seen, Debian 5.0, codenamed Lenny, has been released a couple of weeks ago.

Lenny is a long-awaited update to Debian, almost 2 years after the release of Debian Etch. Lenny brings support for java (through OpenJDK Java Runtime), netbook support (Eee PC), i18n localization (UTF-8 support), amongst 7700 new packages, and 13400 updated backpages.

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After hardware and software testing for potential compatibility issues, iWeb is now provisioning Debian Lenny on new dedicated servers, and new OS installs/re-installs.

Here are the new versions of software coming with Debian 5.0 that you might be interested in:

  • kernel 2.6.26
  • apache 2.2.9
  • bind DNS Server v 9.50
  • GNU compiler 4.3.2
  • GNU C library 2.7
  • lightppd 1.4.19
  • MySQL 5.0.51a
  • OpenSSH 5.1p1
  • php 5.2.6
  • Postfix MTA 2.5.5
  • PostgreSQL 8.3.5
  • Python 2.5.2
  • Tomcat 5.526

In this new distribution, Debian stays true to its roots and philosophy: rock-solid distribution, very strict quality standards and policies, and exhaustive testing which makes it an ideal Linux distrubution for production web servers.

For those who use Debian, you can follow those simple instructions to upgrade to Debian 5.0 (Note: do think twice about potential problems, incompatibilities, and major system installs if you wish to upgrade)

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