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Without a domain name they could access it by IP, but it is certainly easier if you have a nice easy to remember domain name. There is extensive documentation on all the various features of apache and there configuration on Apache's HTTPD site. If you have specific questions on configuring a certain feature feel free to ask, but "How do I configure Apache to run my webserver" is quite vague and there could be hundreds of different answers you might be looking for.
At least Red Hat (I can see, it is one of your distroes) comes with apache (the web server. to see if it is running, open your browser and type the following in as the address: http://127.0.0.1
if you see anything but a error, you have already a web server running.
Then you need to locate the files of the web server. The files are sometimes placed in /var/www/html. sometimes not.
you may need to dig a little around.
If you get a error message, you need to install the apache rpms. Cheek all the Red Hat CD's and install all apache* packages you see fit.
Originally posted by LinuxLala OK guys so I did a few things. Now here's the scene.....
# Portions of my httpd.conf
Now this is my
Now I do a: service httpd start and get an [OK]
On opening 188.8.131.52 in the browser I get an error: "Connection was refused". So what's up?
Firstly you need to make sure your web server is accessable via localhost. http://127.0.0.1/
If that works then try and access it via your lan. That is if you are connected to a lan of course: http://10.10.1.1/ <-- your IP address is probably different
If you get connection refused on the lan then your firewall is probably blocking inbound HTTP connections in which case you'll need to add the following rule to your firewall:
#iptables -I INPUT 1 -p tcp --dport 80 -J ACCEPT
Once you get it working through your lan try your static IP address. If that still doesn't work it might mean that your ISP is refusing conections on port 80. If that's the case you'll need to have Apache listen on a different port.