I have a home computer which I would like to setup as a webserver and hence give it a static IP address.
first fedora is not a good choice for a server
Fedora is a FAST research and development and TESTING distro
and as such an NEW version is released every 6 months and fedora only has 13 months of support and updates .
also fedora 7 is a few years DEAD and has not had a security update since it hit END OF LIFE back in June 2008 .
Also NO NEW software will ever be able to install on fedora 7 - seeing as it IS UNSUPPORTED .
i would install CentOS 5.5 on a server
cent has 5 years of support VS. fedoras 1 year