CentOS: The most popular Linux distribution for web servers

It’s a great day for CentOS and its community because, according to Web Technology Surveys, in July 2010, “For the first time, CentOS is now leading the Linux distribution statistics on web servers with almost 30% of all Linux servers.”

CentOS Webserver survey

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Google Trends – CentOS

centosCentOS 5.4 will be hitting our local CentOS mirrors and YUM repositories shortly, so in anticipation for the release lets take a look at the history and trends of CentOS 5 releases.

The Google Trend graph below shows a nice steady upwards trend on the generic CentOS search phrase which is a good indication of a growing and stable Linux distribution.

The below Google Trend graph compares the different versions of CentOS 5. What’s great to see is that there is a steady overall growth in the CentOS camp and with every new release, with the previous version tailing off, the newer CentOS version takes the lead and continues the steady upwards trend.

Creating A Local Yum Repository on CentOS 5.x

centosReducing the costs of I.T without reducing the functionally of your systems is one of the major obstacles to overcome. One of these costs is bandwidth, especially in South Africa.

One of the first bandwidth saving tips any organization should know is the importance of creating a local YUM repository on your LAN. Not only do you decrease the time it takes to download and install updates, you also decrease bandwidth usage. This saving will definitely please the suites of any organization.

This How To show’s you a simple yet effective way of setting up your local YUM server and client.

TIP: Distribute your YUM configuration via your Puppet Master

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