I'm trying to setup a server for hosting maps for a gis application. The path I have taken so far is using an UBUNTU 10.04LTS installation. I'm using PostgreSQL 8.4 and PostGIS 1.5. I already made a few attempts at using Mapnik and right now I'm struggling with TileCache to cache my maps.
I recently asked myself the question - why? Has anyone got an overview with different server-tools to setup such a server. Why mapnik and not mapserver or why tilecache and not tirex etc. Is there a proven strategy or concept to follow?
My only information is in this PDF
Right now, I just need to be able to host maps for my old prototype app in js/openlayers. I'd like be able to show that I am doing all I can now to help decide in which direction the appication I'm working on should go.
Thanks for your help! Martin