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Old 09-21-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
ipqueen
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Talking new girl on the block "hi" & need advice!


Hi everyone!

I have a well, maybe not so quick question but maybe you can help me with your 2 cents, or not.


I am given an opportunity to have MY own raging server, hardware and up connection all given to me at no charge. My task is to SAY WHAT I WANT

OS system.... I am all unix fer sure... Not a Windows IIS person.....(ugh)

But, I've only worked on other companies servers which are already established. I have a CLEAN SLATE HERE.

I want a UNIX platform server which will allow me to host web sites, with ecommerce and members only areas or registered user for special areas of articles.

I'm just wondering if some of you had a fresh server with awesome bandwidth and was told give us a list of what you want, what would you want?
My boss, wants me to request a list: an os system, web system, ecart, and all the things I want to put on it.
i haven't the clue what to really ask for.

I hope to be able to use this forum to help others, and have them help me.

I'm no COMPLETE UNIX newbie... just never set it up from the get go on my own.... ON MY OWN.

Thank you for your time,

IPQUEEN

Last edited by ipqueen; 09-21-2007 at 07:00 PM. Reason: rewritten due to rules
 
Old 09-21-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ, hope you like it here.

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I'm just wondering if some of you had a fresh server with awesome bandwidth and was told give us a list of what you want, what would you want?
IMHO the "kid in the candy shop" approach is wrong. The first thing would be to ditch the technical talk.
Make a clean list of what you really *need* it to do. Make it work and add later on if you have to.

BTW, please don't ask people to email you. The rules here are quite simple: ask here, receive replies here.
 
Old 09-21-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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sorry...

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Hello and welcome to LQ, hope you like it here.


IMHO the "kid in the candy shop" approach is wrong. The first thing would be to ditch the technical talk.
Make a clean list of what you really *need* it to do. Make it work and add later on if you have to.

BTW, please don't ask people to email you. The rules here are quite simple: ask here, receive replies here.
I've rewritten my post. Sorry I missed the email rule.

I don't get to hang out on web sites much but maybe I should now.

I'm was just excited, I thought if I talk in laymens terms people wouldn't take me serious. I'm truly sorry.
 
Old 09-21-2007, 08:21 PM   #4
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Whoa! Girls like computers, too?

But seriously, welcome to the forums.

Sounds like you'll be wanting to look at the LAMP configuration. LAMP=Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP.

You'll find plenty of tutorials on configuration of these services. Just look /em up, and take some time to get the hang of them.
 
Old 09-21-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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I'll bet you're really a 40+ year old man.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 10:32 AM   #6
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My fiance (I think that's how you spell it) uses a computer. In fact every girl I know where I live uses one.

But not all know how to hack.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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I think it might be a better idea to go to the FreeBSD section here, but that section is probably not visited a lot. You got a better chance asking the FreeBSD community here.

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[...] I thought if I talk in laymens terms people wouldn't take me serious. I'm truly sorry.
Here we don't flame people saying "RTFM" (=Read The F*cking Manual). No matter in whatever fashion questions are asked (with the exception rude ones), you will be taking seriouly

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Whoa! Girls like computers, too?
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I'll bet you're really a 40+ year old man.
Nice welcome people... You really think there are zero girls having interest in games/computers?! Geez...

Just talk how you normaly do IPQueen...

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Old 09-22-2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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As I didn't see an official member intro from you IPQueen, I figured I would just pop in here and say "Hiya -- you're not totally alone here and there's also a 'catgirl' around here somewhere too!"

Best of luck with setting up your 'dream server'. This is the place to ask how to do the stuff you want to do, just take the time to search a bit first, as it's likely some aspects of your problems have been covered here somewhere, and always remember 'Google is your friend too, when it comes to Linux info.'

Best wishes,

Sasha V
 
Old 09-22-2007, 05:44 PM   #9
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Nice welcome people... You really think there are zero girls having interest in games/computers?! Geez...
C'mon ... It was a joke. I know there are girls who like computers and games, but you have to admit they're much more rare than the guys. The only girl I recognize on these forums is GrapefruitGirl, and now the newcomer.

It's just like racing ... the only girl I can think of who races is Danika Patrick. Though I don't keep up with races too much.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 06:55 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum. I would install debian;
http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_debian_lamp_server
also may want proFTPd;
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=129569
have fun ...
 
Old 09-22-2007, 07:08 PM   #11
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[...] I would install debian [...]
Indeed, Debian is the way to go if you want to use Linux for a server. But don't you think it would be the best idea to use FreeBSD for a server? The FreeBSD handbook is all you need to have to get to know pretty everything about FreeBSD. My 2 cents on servers.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:28 AM   #12
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Or Solaris? Depending on the nature of your web projects, it may be the way to go.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:42 AM   #13
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There is another new poster as of Friday named JudyC which I assume from the name is also female. In my career of about 37 years so far, there have almost always been females in the IT departments. Most of them were highly skilled with the art and science of software development. Although the female/male ratio might not be high, there is a significant female presence.

It is not uncommon to find females that excel in a stereotypical male dominated world. Patty Wagstaff comes to mind. She is one of the best aerobatic pilots I have ever seen. She can do stuff with an airplane that no airplane should be capable of doing.

So ipqueen, welcome to LQ. I think you will find this to be a friendly place. The jerks here are greatly outnumbered by folks who genuinely want to help each other. (Just so everyone knows, I'm not calling anyone on this thread a jerk.)
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:57 AM   #14
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Excellent - can we leave the gender question alone now please and get back to the technical question? If anyone does have an overwhelming desire to check ratios, there was a thread in General on that subject.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 08:39 PM   #15
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Well, everyone... HONESTLY I was a bit, felt scolded.... :-( but, then after reading all your nice posts... I feel better.

THANK YOU FOR the input, and for getting thru you're heads... YES, GIRLS like computers too. I started my own business, self employe'd since 1998. I helped start a real life modem pool ISP in Eugene Oregon back in the mid 90s.

I did a ton of training up in Seattle for about 11 months too.

BUT, I've been out of commission for a bit. YES, I am a true 100% girl. I had a terrible fall, down some stairs 8 months pregnant, injured my back and baby girl was fine... but I am still hurting, but getting better.

My MENTOR said, I'll give you a server, with the best bandwidth you can imagine, just tell me what you want on it.

I've always worked on Virtual Servers since I started my own consulting firm. No needing to mess with all the hardware myself or updates.

BUT, I have techs there where the server will be, but I must request what I want.

I like the LAMP=Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP.
I want to run osCommerce I think????

but then I hear of other cool stuff. Its hard to choose. What's a REAL GIRL to do.
We can't post web sites here... I was scolded for posting an email... addy.

So... I'd send ya to myspace page... if I could. But I'm 100% honest. I would not lie. Also ... side note. I lost my father to murder.. yes murdered in his own home in 2001, that also rocked my world... for a bit. Mom is dying now from cancer. Any time now. I have to get my show going again.

Thank you for the warmmer welcome.

ipQueen

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