32 or 64 bit as server ?

Tobias tobiash at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 14:26:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 7:00 AM, Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com>wrote:
> It was only a few years ago that my advice was "Don't got 64 bit unless
> you know you need it."
> Of course, things are always changing, and at this point in time, my
> advice would be "only go 32 bit if you _know_ there's something that
> won't work in 64 bit."

Could not agree more with your statements above.

> I can speak personally that we have a multitude of servers running
> PHP and Apache 2.2 on 64 bit FreeBSD with no trouble.  I don't use
> MySQL, but I have a hard time believing that it's not 64 bit clean.

Right behind me is my 64-bit FreeBSD 8.1 server that hosts a number of
websites. Apache2, php, perl, mysql, memcache, etc. all run just fine
without any obvious issues.


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