How to setup openSUSE server

Here’s a detailed, easy-to-follow tutorial on how to setup openSUSE server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters.

These include:
Apache web server (SSL-capable)
Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS
BIND DNS server
Proftpd FTP server
MySQL server
Dovecot POP3/IMAP

openSUSE 10.3:
The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 10.3 (32-bit) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

openSUSE 11.0:
The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11 | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

For openSUSE 11.1:
The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.1 | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

Very useful link, thanks :slight_smile:

HowTo: Configure a Linux Apache Web Server on Suse/openSUSE for SSI, Includes, CGI, Common Gateway Interface, AddHandler, ExecCGI, AllowOverride, htaccess, DocumentRoot
Swerdna’s guide 10.x 11.x

[Linux Apache MySQL PHP Server (lamp - openSUSE)](
openSUSE wiki (article by me) 11.1

Thank You. That is the perfect tutorial in my opinion. If a complete newcomer like me can follow it successfully, anyone can!


I’ve [finally] recently migrated from Ubuntu; and just want to say, “thanks!”

anyone using opensuse and nginx?

nginx is pretty vanilla and I see no reason why it wouldn’t work on openSUSE. So any experiences you read about nginx on other Linux distros would apply to openSUSE too. Of course you may have to do kernel tuning for your workload.