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Old 10-27-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
LiNuXn00biE_2.4
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Need some Help with Server


ok I have an HP Net Server with a Pentium 3 1.0ghz CPU and 6 HP SCSI Drives. Anyway I am running RedHat 9 and trying to get everything running online I know how to do port forwarding and all that stuff. The only thing I need to know is what folder do I put stuff in so it is seen online and how do I get a domain for it? IE: something dot com I saw a Var folder with the WWW and with my past experience with FTP thats the folder you need for stuff to be seen is this correct? I am coming from Windoze and need to learn about this Because I tried a Server with Windoze but there were to many errors and I heard this is way more secure so yeah anyway all help will be appreciated
 
Old 10-27-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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Ok. Assuming you have all the hardware working correctly, then you should install something like apache. Apache will use /var/www as the default directory to store your webpage in. Configure Apache to your liking, then make sure it's running. Once you get that all done, you need to buy a domain. I happen to like GoDaddy but you can use any registrar you like. CustomDNS is also good if you have a dynamic IP. You shouldn't need port forwarding, but just make sure your firwall keeps port 80 open.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 06:59 PM   #3
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You're a Windows guy -- so something you probably need to get a handle on is Apache, the most common *nix based Web server out there. If you're using RedHat, chances are your web server configuration file is located here: /etc/httpd/httpd.conf. That file contains your web server configuration. In that file, you need to create a VirtualHost directive, that will basically tell Apache that its job is to do hosting for www.yourdomain.com.

I would recommend going to the URL hyperlinked above and reading about virtual host directives, and just search online for a bunch of examples. If you're looking for a short cut, just send me your domain name, and a copy of your /etc/httpd/httpd.conf file via private message, and I will modify the file for you and send it back.

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Old 10-28-2004, 09:37 PM   #4
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I have heard of free DNS services and I was wondering how I would get one and then if I did that I was thinking of setting up a dot TK. If that would work and thanks for your responses I will really have to delve into Apache now and I was also wondering if someone could teach me how to Un-Tar a file or complile it onto the system or whatever because I want Mozilla FireFox on it but I don't know how to install it like I did with windows I really need to get out of the Windows way of thinking . I also would like to Install PHPbb On it and I don't know anything about PHP on Linux and very little PHP as it is

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Old 10-29-2004, 01:09 PM   #5
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I haven't kept up too much with Redhat, but I'm pretty sure you can find an RPM (Redhat Package Manager, it's like a .exe file in windows) file of Firefox and install that. It will save you the effort of compiling it. To install an RPM file, you need to execute the command
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rpm -i filename.rpm
This will install the program for you, much like an installer would in windows. Also, dotTK is a redirection service, so you'll need to get Apache set up for that. I recommend reading the manuals already referenced, then trying to set it up. If you run into trouble after that, feel free to ask. PHP will be a little more complicated, but not impossible so to install on apache. I believe you can just set up modPHP, but I've never tried it. So you may need to do some reading on that.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 02:14 PM   #6
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I have FireFox and Apache un-tarred on my computer and FireFox is working I just need to know what to do with apache I have a folder now that says HTTPD2.0.?.? (the ?marks mean whatever) Now I just want to know how do I configure of it

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Old 10-29-2004, 04:03 PM   #7
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What to do once you have your tar.gz file..

1. Untar your file like this: tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz - this will unpack your tar file (as well as un-gzip it) into a directory called apache-x.x.x. The "-xzvf" means, eXtract, ungZip, Verbose output, Filename follows.

2. cd apache-x.x.x (change into the apache directory that was just created on the last command)

3. ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache

4. make

5. make install

6. cd /usr/local/apache/

7. pico (or whatever text editor you use) /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf - make any changes you want here, but I think it may not be necessary to make changes just to launch your web server.

8. Launch your web server with: /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start

9. You can stop your web server with: /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl stop

Your main web content directory is here: /usr/local/apache/htdocs. Now that you have your browser loaded, and your Apache server running, point your browser address to: http://localhost/ - if you see an Apache welcome message, you're golden.
 
  


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