What is Typically ran on a UNIX/Linux server?

jahazieljahaziel Senior MemberMember Posts: 175 ■■■□□□□□□□
What is usually run on UNIX/Linux server other then web servers? I'm trying to see if I would like to study linux.



  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,539 ■■■■■■□□□□
    DNS, authentication, ftp, mail, job processing, databases...tons. Look at the RHCSA and RHCSE syllabi to see more.
  • W StewartW Stewart Senior Member Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Tomcat, Jboss, Glassfish etc... Anything that could benefit from running on a lightweight server.
  • MitechniqMitechniq Senior Member Member Posts: 286 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I run:

    Oracle RDMS
    Websphere WAS
    Mongo DB
    Zimbra (Email)
  • onesaintonesaint Senior Member Member Posts: 801
    A lot of RDBMS
    A lot of standard system services, NTP, DHCP, FTP, DNS, mail, etc.
    everything you can think of that needs to be fast and efficient.

    otherwise --
    Routers & switches (Cisco IOS is a lightweight unix shell)
    VM hypervisor software (vmware runs on striped down RHEL)
    90% of smartphones
    tons of embedded software
    What doesn't run on linux? MS Office, but I think that's it. :)

    Linux is all about the shell. it's a massive ocean of tools and commands for the shell. Ubuntu is the Windows wanna be, but even that is really all about the shell. If you're interested in web technologies or bored with what Windows has to offer, take the plunge. Initially it's a steep learning curve, but once you pick a bit of it up, it becomes very straight forward.
    Work in progress: picking up Postgres, elastisearch, redis, Cloudera, & AWS.
    Next up: eventually the RHCE and to start blogging again.

    Control Protocol; my blog of exam notes and IT randomness
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