Best server platform for self-hosted Razuna


#1

What is everyone’s opinion on hosting environments - do you think that Razuna performs best on a Linux OS, or do you think it’s more suited for Windows?

I’ve been asked to make a decision on the future of our Razuna server. The physical box it’s currently residing on is past warranty and needs to be replaced. I have the luxury of choosing whether the replacement should be a Windows Server environment or on an Ubuntu Server LTS environment. (I am a systems admin for the company and equally comfortable with both, with the tie-breaker going to Linux.) Our Razuna system is currently running on Windows Server 2008 R2, which is past due for an update. The database is hosted on a separate, dedicated MariaDB server, and it’s running flawlessly. I have never installed or operated Razuna in a Linux environment, but doing so wouldn’t be difficult for me.

Would like to hear back from Linux admins about their Razuna experience - good/bad, pros and cons. Thanks!


#2

Will,

Ubuntu Server LTS 16.x is the way to go. Java performs very well and also all 3rd-party libraries are left up-to-date. We run it on all our servers and is also our recommendation for production deployment.

Hope this helps.


#3

Thank you for the response, Nitai. At the moment, I am leaning towards Ubuntu Server for the replacement. Have you had any experience with it running on 18.04 LTS? I don’t imagine there would be too much difference between it and Xenial.


#4

We haven’t tested it with 18…. We usually wait for the general release of any LTS and then some more before giving thumbs up