Best tiny unix for serving Java servlets?
June 1, 2010 8:46 AM Subscribe
Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else.
posted by bonaldi to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm building a VMWare Fusion instance that will be dedicated to running a Java servlets-based web app. That's the only thing it'll have to do, so I don't need X, or any of the other things that come with default installs.
What it'll need (ideally easily installed w/a package manager):
-Tomcat (I'm vaguely aware there are differences in javas for Linux -- I'd like the faster one please, and have no ideological issues)
- Apache 2
- MySQL 5
Size and memory footprint -- around 300mb memory and a few gig disk would be a good target -- are my key considerations, but I'd also like to be pretty hardened -- some of the places it'll end up are really set-it-and-forget-it (although most of these will be inside an intranet)
Before I try to roll my own or strip down one of the big installs, has anyone got here before me? I don't mind whether it's Linux, a BSD, OpenSolaris or what-have-you.