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g452 09-07-2004 02:01 PM

Setting up web clients
hi all

i want to ask a question ... that hopefully isn't stupid or laughed at or frowned upon ... so i'll get to it ...

can anyone that will know tell me how u go about setting up web client on a server for hosting and all - i am sure u don't use ur adduser in linux to setup X amount of clients ...

and is there any reason for having to use red hat for servers???? or doesn't it matter ???

well right now that boggles me a bit - if i might know the answer i can solve my other problems (maybe) myself.



david_ross 09-07-2004 02:10 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by "web clients" are you wanting to run your own web host for people, charging money etc?

g452 09-07-2004 02:25 PM

web hosting yes ... clients yes - but more for experience than money -

i noticed most hosts has /wwwroot ----
linking the two is a public_html symlink from home/client_folder to www/client_folder

so as u see the home/client has all the info and email stuff and the www/client_folder keeps only the website and when u do the ftp login u get to the home/client_folder and if u follow the public_html symlink u can manage ur whole website - website and email managemnt happens thru seperate admin programs like omail and horde ...

that all i figured out - whot i can't figure is how u setup ur client so that u create both folders under home and www ur clients and putting a symlink between the two once ...

hope this is more clearer than the first time round ...


david_ross 09-07-2004 02:30 PM

You can create your default home directory layout by changing the skeleton directory:

You shouldn't need any type of symlinks. If each user has their own domain then you will need to set up a virtual host for each domain. If you are just using the one domain then you can use user dirs:

g452 09-07-2004 03:05 PM

so whot u r saying is that

i can have wwwroot/client_folder where ur files, settings and email accounts go and there is a public_html folder with the website inside ????

and all u do is then setup apache to see /wwwroot/client_folder/public_html when u type the URL from a browser and boom - u can see the website ??? and anything else works like it should concerning the email accounts and stuff ????

hopefully i got it right - hehehe

thanx for the info

:D :D :D :D

now can i host on any system or should it be red hat ????? i don't like RH - i like slackware and as far as i got my stuff working as good on Slackware than RH ...

david_ross 09-07-2004 03:47 PM

You could create the home directories under /wwwroot but I would tend to create them under /home as that is more standard.

You could use slackware if you like - it is not distro dependant.

g452 09-07-2004 04:11 PM

cool - i'll give it a try and i do hope i get it right - else it is back to the drawing board -

:D :D :D :D :D

g452 09-10-2004 03:10 PM

ok - now i have another problem - i installed apache compiled mysql and installed php - i configured everything like i should ( i hope ) and i can't get apache to work like i want -

i think it is a problem in my httpd.conf file but not sure - i have all the sites i want for now but somehow i keep getting "not authorized to view" errors ... i have read the apache docs and tried as much online content as i could and have done whot been said but no luck ...

any ideas -


kirtimaan_bkn 09-10-2004 07:31 PM


Can you tell me which directories you are trying. i mean to say what location you are trying with your browser


or like ward... if yes then make sure that the specified Relative directory have rwx permission for your user acoount.


g452 09-11-2004 03:16 AM

ok - never thought of the permission thing - does that mean i have to create user accounts ???

my dir's is like this - /wwwroot/home/client_folders

is it possible to look at my httpd.conf ??

thanx :D :D :D

BTW: whot is the diff between apache 1.3 and 2.0 ?????

g452 09-11-2004 01:24 PM

ok - i got by some way my virtual server to work but non of my pics and flash wants to show ??? whot is wrong ??

and i still wanna know if someone will look at my httpd.conf to see how i can make it better - i am sure there is something wrong with it still ...


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