<br><div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br>Why do you need a desktop on your server?</blockquote><div><br>Alot of people run linux servers on old less stable computers. A GUI makes it alot easier to diagnose problems. This is especially true for less seasoned linux users.
<br><br>To answer the original questions, I would go with option 2. I think its easier to configure apache, mysql, and php than it is to configure a desktop.<br></div><br></div><br>