Building new DA Server, Which Packages to Use?

modem

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Hello all,

I am in the process of migrating our old CentOS box to a new CentOS 7 box. I have performed my initial steps of installing the OS, prepping the system by installing all the required packages as found here, then installing Webmin (my personal fav tool for back end management when I don't have SSH).

In my notes from my DA install in 2012 on my old box, I had notes of uninstalling the preinstalled packages of Apache, FetchMail, SendMail, Samba, & ProcMail. Are there any other packages to uninstall before I start the DA installation?

As for DA, I noticed now there are several new packages available and I'm quite unsure which would be best for our operation. We host less than 250 websites, run CentOS 7, and run a single server that is backed up. When it comes to the following, what is recommended in my case?

MySQL vs MariaDB (Always ran MySQL)
Apache vs Nginx vs LiteSpeed vs OpenLite Speed. (Always ran Apache)
Mod_PHP vs FPM vs FastCGI vs LSPHP
SpamAssassin vs PigeonHole vs Easy Spam Fighter vs Blockcracking vs RSpamD (always ran SpamAssassin with fairly good success)
Pro vs PureFTD.

I'm trying to read up on those options, but wanted input in case my specific situation/scenario dictated I stick with what I used before, or is there something better.

Thanks!

Brad
 

jayw1

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MySQL vs MariaDB (Always ran MySQL)
Apache vs Nginx vs LiteSpeed vs OpenLite Speed. (Always ran Apache)
Mod_PHP vs FPM vs FastCGI vs LSPHP
SpamAssassin vs PigeonHole vs Easy Spam Fighter vs Blockcracking vs RSpamD (always ran SpamAssassin with fairly good success)
Pro vs PureFTD.
MariaDB
OpenLiteSpeed
LSPHP
Spamassassin
ProFTPD
 

modem

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@jayw1 What would be the reason for going with those vs what I have ran? That's where my confusion is. Thanks!
 

Zhenyapan

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I use next combination on Centos7:
MariaDB 10.4 (innodb preffered)
nginx_apache
few phpFPM versions
SpamAssassin
proftpd
clamav, revisium
CSF
 
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