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When installing FreeBSD, and looking for the most reliable - stable setup, on an Intel machine equipped with an Intel board and quad core Xenon, (to be used an an internet server), should I install the 64 bit version or 32 bit version? Most, if not all the internet daemons will have been written in 32 bit. Will they run at all?
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gheist

8/22/2022 - Mon
arober11

All depends on what you plan to host on the server and how much traffic the server will receive.  

Note:  32 bit daemon's can have problems with log files > 4GB.
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The intent would be to have a complete production server with POP3 Daemon, SMTP Daemon, Apache (standalone), FTP Daemon, Spamassasin Daemon,  MySQL databases, etc etc., as well as housing several hundred domains and user's data.
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Sorry, forgot to comment about bandwidth, about 1/5 mb/s (current).
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Thanks for your help!
gheist

enjoy. it is best to use system's package manager as it offers helping hand with security updates.