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Old 12-16-2002, 07:36 PM   #1
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web server from home?


How would I run a web server from home? Anyway plan on using static ip dsl and getting domain example.co.nz. I think I need a dns server running on linux "no particular version of linux will compile from scratch". Will be using apache but first I need to know how to link my domain to my computer. do I need to run bind as a daemon? what dependcies does bind have? I there something else I made need. Do I have to register a dns server?. Any good information or if someone good put me off in the right direction would cool. Thanks in return gerard
 
Old 12-16-2002, 09:06 PM   #2
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When you buy rour domain you point it to an IP addess (your static IP)
You do not require bind or a dns server.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 01:44 PM   #3
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call youre isp first!

make sure they do not block incoming requests to port 80 or you will never have a website capable of being spidered by the search engines. just like the last gentlemen said it points to you're ip but also to port 80 and there is no workaround for this. as far as i know verizon does not block port 80 so if you go with them you're cool. adelphia does block port 80 so they suck. and sbc yahoo and pac bell require proprietary software just to make a connection which is stupid so choose wisely. just ask the provider if the block port 80 and get it in writing so incase they lie or just don't know you can get you're money back.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 06:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
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When you buy rour domain you point it to an IP addess (your static IP)
You do not require bind or a dns server.
Out of curiosity, where is this done?
 
Old 12-31-2002, 07:57 PM   #5
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i have the same question? where can i register a normal domain name to run from my PC ( for e.g. www.wonderpun.dude.org)? are there some free ones?


P.S. Happy New Year guys !!!!

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Old 12-31-2002, 08:35 PM   #6
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www.godaddy.com
domain names are 8.95 per year
 
Old 12-31-2002, 09:14 PM   #7
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www.godaddy.com
domain names are 8.95 per year
Then how do you get it to point to your static IP? Can godaddy do that?
 
Old 12-31-2002, 09:50 PM   #8
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Re: call youre isp first!

Quote:
Originally posted by danimaldaisy
make sure they do not block incoming requests to port 80 or you will never have a website capable of being spidered by the search engines. just like the last gentlemen said it points to you're ip but also to port 80 and there is no workaround for this.
Actually, there is a work around for this. www.no-ip.org . They will do port redirecting. Earthlink used to block port 80. I configured apache to serve my site on port 8080. I used a port redirection from NO-IP that maps to http://my_ip_addr:8080/ . The other beauty about no-ip is you do not need a static ip. they provide a program that you run locally on your server and at set time intervals it checks you current IP against the IP your URL maps to. If they are different, it updates the mapping. works flawlessly for me.
Don't worry, my site is hit by search engines all of the time.
(PS - This is all FREE (as in beer), by the way!)

Last edited by cmfarley19; 12-31-2002 at 10:01 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 09:57 PM   #9
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well well well

thanks for sharing the info. but there is a cheaper way to work around a non static ip. buy a gigafast dsl router model
ee400-rp the p stands for printserver. i have this router and it has a checkbox for "renew ip forever" i have had the same dhcp address for almost a year now. this might save you some money. you can find it on pricewatch.com every once in a while they stoped makeing them and made cheaper models. snatch in up while you can? im gonna try that websit out you mentioned by the way. It will be the answer to my problems. by the way how do you run more than one website using virtual hosts. id rather like to learn to use the apache gui than editing the httpd.conf file. i know i'm missing something?
 
Old 01-01-2003, 03:29 PM   #10
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There's an even cheaper work around to having a dynamic IP. Free. http://www.zoneedit.com/
 
Old 01-01-2003, 07:24 PM   #11
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i checked out that site already

id rather have control over my dhcp connection and this router does the job just fine , but this website does not solve the port 80 block problem
 
Old 01-06-2003, 03:22 PM   #12
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ping ip every 5 -10 seconds

I do not have a busy website. But I used "whatismyip.com" to determine my wan ip and started a "ping -i10 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and it keeps enough traffic to keep my ip. My Linnksys routerhas a setting to keep the connection but it does not keep the ip. Now if your server goes down you will have to reset your ping and an other ip. This is simple if you have registered a domain name you just go to the site you registered and reset the wan again. It may happen every two to three months. I have bellsouth. They wanted to charge me three times the cost of dsl to give me a static ip. I am not a business.
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