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I'm trying to setup a server for Magento 2.
I'm following through the official documentation, but it's patchy at best. For example, as of writing there is no direct method of installing PHP7.02 on Centos other than following their non officially recommended method of using the IUS repository.

Is there a recommended server setup for Magento 2 that we could follow along and easily spin up servers?

The answer I'm looking for would include

  • Which OS is better (CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian)
  • Which web server is better (Apache 2.2 or 2.4, nginx 1.8 or later)
  • Which Database is better (MySQL 5.6, MariaDB or Percona)
  • What PHP version (5.5, 5.6, 7.02, 7.06)
  • PHP libraries (would include the ones listed by Magento)
  • Additional PHP components and settings, like PHP OPcache and memory_limit
  • Mail server (Magento mentions MTA or an SMTP server)
  • Anything else like Redis, Varnish, Memcached etc

Ideally, once I figure out all of the above, I can then write a bash script to easily spin up Magento2 instances.

I am not looking for an out of the box one line command to install Magento2, rather I'm looking for a recommended stack starting with the OS and down.

closed as primarily opinion-based by Siarhey Uchukhlebau, liyakat, 7ochem, Piyush, Keyul Shah Jan 16 '18 at 2:51

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    Possible duplicate of Easy to Deploy 2 server setup on AWS – MagenX Jan 14 '18 at 20:55
  • @MagenX the OP on the thread you referenced is looking for a one command install script, I'm looking for best practices all along the stack. The script you provide in your answer assumes that the user is on CentOs 7 – Haim Jan 14 '18 at 22:35
  • the answer that you are looking for ... – MagenX Jan 15 '18 at 7:34
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    Every once in a while a question like this pops up here on Magento SE. Of course it is logical that one would question this, but unfortunately this question is not right for the SE Q&A format. Answers to this question would be highly subjective and very localized. So dozens of answers could and would be given and none of them would be 100% right and almost none of them 100% wrong. It would lead more to discussion than Q&A. I'd suggest to check the Magento forums: community.magento.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/… – 7ochem Jan 15 '18 at 9:43
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Which OS is better (Ubuntu)

Which web server is better (Apache 2)

Which Database is better (MySQL 5.6)

What PHP version (7.1)

Install Varnish.

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    According to Magento dev docs, PHP 7.1 is not supported – Haim Jan 12 '18 at 5:32
  • I already using it and it's working for me. – user53816 Jan 12 '18 at 5:35
  • If you choose 7.0 than it's also ok. – user53816 Jan 12 '18 at 5:36
  • I'm trying to figure out the best way, why would you recommend PHP7.01 over PHP7.02 – Haim Jan 12 '18 at 5:38
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    @Haim Please check devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/install-gde/… – user53816 Jan 12 '18 at 6:04

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