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Old 11-06-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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Secure Web Hosting


Does anyone know a web-hosting site (like geocities or 50megs) that's free and secure (I'm mostly concerned about it being secure)?

Oops...I guess it doesn't belong in the Linux-General category.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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Not heard of such a thing...have you considered hosting your own site?
 
Old 11-07-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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Are you going to be running an ecommerce site or webmail from this website? It's kind of pointless to have SSL for a website if there isn't going to be anything to protect. If it's just straight pages without any backend with login access of some type, what's the point in securing it? Really, there is none.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 02:24 PM   #4
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Not heard of such a thing...have you considered hosting your own site?
How do I do that? Don't I need a server.
I'm wanting to host my site on something like Geocities.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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How do I do that? Don't I need a server.
I'm wanting to host my site on something like Geocities.
You would need your own site. And geocities is awful, don't ever mention that site again, it's a joke for free webhosting.

So did you put any thought into what I had to say as well?
 
Old 11-07-2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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Yes, I did. Sorry if it sounded (or looked) like I wasn't listening.

How would you host your own site? It probably costs something doesn't it?
 
Old 11-07-2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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How would you host your own site? It probably costs something doesn't it?
If you have broadband and a desktop machine, you could easily host a webserver on it, granted that your ISP doesn't block port 80, which most don't nowadays.

Why is your only concern is to have it secure? Like I asked previously, the only reason you need a secure site is if you want to encrypt transactions, online shopping or store, or want to encrypt any type of login access thru the site. Anything else is already available and encrypting it really does nothing for your site.

What type of site are you wanting to create is the main question, that lets us know if we should say, yeah, get a free account with whoever or build your own on your own machine/bandwidth, etc.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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Why is your only concern is to have it secure?
It's not my only concern. I was just wondering.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #9
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I have broadband, and my ISP allows me a fixed IP address.
I have a ADSL modem, with both network cable and WiFi and its own built-in firewall. I can configure it to allow ports chosen to be open to PC's connected to it, and they may have local addresses of the 192.168.1.x kind, if we choose static, or just use DHCP and let the modem decide.

Is it possible to just make a /pub partition on one of the PCs with the open ports, and click on Synaptic to install Apache 2 and have it work?

OK - possible maybe, but possibly unwise! (for me)

Definitely
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:19 AM   #10
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Tux-o-Matic, didn't notice before that you don't have the internet. As stated by trickykid, it is possible to have a webserver running at home, provided you have broadband and the necessary ports aren't blocked by your ISP (port 80 for http and port 443 for https). I run a secure webserver on my home connection and it works just fine, although if it received a lot of traffic there would be problems.

GTrax, it is possible to get apache up and running pretty easily, but it would be a very good idea to check out the configuration options. Essentially all you need to do is install apache on a computer, and open port 80 on your router to forward to that computer. By default the web pages will be stored in /var/www/htdocs. This directory can be changed via the configuration file. There are a number of other things you ought to change for security reasons though.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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Hrm...with Apache I have to pay...
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:05 PM   #12
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Hrm...with Apache I have to pay...
What do you have to pay? Apache is free and comes by default with just about any distribution.
 
  


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