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1. Linux of course (why would anyone here suggest otherwise )
No, but are you going to be running what you believe to be high traffic sites, or are you going to basically know everyone who visits you? If you are going to be running high traffic sites, you might consider getting 2 boxes, 1 as a workstation to do all your normal tasks, and a second to be your "always on" server. That way, your downtime will be very minimized (if ever, other than security updates), and you can run whatever OS you want, dual, triple, Tentuple (whatever 10 is ) boot, whatever. The server should be running linux though.
2. Making different domains? Well you'd go to a registrar and buy em. There's some threads around here on where to find the cheaper registrars (and even some free ones). Then you'll need to look into VirtualNetwork (I believe) which will allow you to run several websites from 1 box, with 1 apache setup, and 1 distro!
3. The link has already been provided above The other thing is to install Apache on a linux box, and just read the man pages and config files. Do some trial and error runs, and see what you will need to actually learn/research about running apache on a linux server. Then unleash your masterpiece website on the world, and watch it blossom into the next Google! Or Yahoo, or better than that: www.theonion.com ( http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/...submit=Examine )
Originally posted by MasterC Z28 eh? What year? I've got an 83 that I threw a 406 in, just finishing it up this week! I'll post some pics in General when it's done and running
I got on 86 with a 350 5 speed.let me know when your pics are up. ill post some of mine when i get a chance.
back to the linux. I know i have to buy the different domains. but how can i get a few domains hosted on one server. like resturant.com and then drinks.com something like that. it would probabaly have like the most traffic 100 people a day. but i want to be able to host different sites on the one server how would i do this?
Your ISP gives you an IP everytime you login to the internet. If it's constantly changing (which with dial up is very likely) then you'll need to look into a DynamicIP DNS host. Check out www.no-ip.com and www.dynudns.org
That dynu address might be wrong, so a search on google might be fruitful
is no-ip.com really reliable? does anyone use them and has some comments about them. I think i might pick up a book on the linux? would you guys think a book would be a really good help to get started?
I don't have any books, but many people here recommend anything O'Reily (sure I mis spelled it). I think it's easier to just dig in, get your feet wet, read the threads search on google.com/linux and figure things out. However, to do it properly, you might consider getting a book
Well, no not necessarily, but yes, if you want it for free. There is 1 out there, that I for the life of me cannot remember the name for (although it is mentioned in at least 1 related thread on this site) that has both a free actual domain (meaning www.thereisnothinglikeaZ28.com ) and is for Dynamic IP's (meaning it has the ability to change, however it does it whether it's via a program you run on your box or whatever).
So to better, more directly answer your question without a bunch of ( )
Yes. If you want to use the free no-ip.com service, then you will have to have something similar to that. Although they have more to choose from than just whatever.no-ip.org there is servebeer.com And like 12 others.
You do have the option to buy a domain still, and be able to host it with a dynamic IP, that will run you ~20 bux a year if you do it through no-ip as your registrar.