I'm looking for a near-zero-configuration linux distro that is designed specifically for serving static web sites and nothing else on a low-RAM machine (I'm planning on 128MB, but the option of less would be nice).

Any ideas of a linux distro specifically tuned for serving static sites in a small footprint?

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  • i don't have idea on distro buf if you want to choose webserevr, lighthttp is good option..! – PersianGulf Sep 26 '13 at 18:41
  • This question is asking for opinions. While it may or may not be a valid question to ask, it won't fit the current Q&A format of this site. Any distro can be tweaked to fit your need. You should edit it so we're able to give a black and white answer. For instance "how can I tweak Debian so it fits my specific needs?" might be, in my opinion, a better fit. – rahmu Sep 28 '13 at 0:55

You might want to have a look at Lightweight Linux to host VM and the (non-exhaustive) list of leightweight distributions. One that is missing there is OpenWrt, which although designed primarily for SOHO routers can certainly be ran on general purpose hardware.


Any standard distro without a running GUI should be fine. I'd use Debian, but that's just my personal preference.

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