Hi there flamah!!!
Of all scary things I've ever done with Linux, setting up a Webserver was the easiest, in fact, it works practically out of the box. Search your Redhat CD's for "Apache" and install it. Apache is a webserver, dare I say the most used world-wide? Certainly
Once installed, as root, run apache:
that will start apache server. You stop the sever, well, by using "stop" instead of "start". If you open your browser now and type:
you will see a Welcome screen of Apache saying everything is working. You can substitute localhost for your IP address. That means that anyone with a Webbrowser who types: http://your_ip_address
will hit your server and see your page
. Pretty cool huh?. To change the page that is show at the local host, edit the "index.html" (or place your page) at /var/www/html (this may change slightly from one distribution to another, but it usually is at /var/www).
Later, when you have your homepage set up, you will might want to learn about DNS
to use some cool addresses instead of your IP.
From there on, it's up to you setting up databases, php, and up to where you want it to be