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Old 04-21-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
Eltoroloco
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Question New Linux Webmaster Needs Help~~


Hi all Ive been working with web mastering concepts for about 3 years, and in the past year i have decided to stop hosting on other peoples servers, i still have my site up on www.eltorolocosdomain.tk. But i want to run it on my own server, i had originally set up apache server on Windows Xp pro, using apache2triad but realized I did not like the limited control i had over the server so i made the much needed jump to Linux, im now running Redhat Linux 9 with a server install , but im having a hard time getting server set up and i need to get ssh set up can any one help a new webmaster set up his server?
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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i also just switched over to redhat 9 for this reason. i want to install apache, mysql, and php to host and debug my php scripts. i dont know where to start besides installing all of the install files. not sure how to set it all up
 
Old 04-22-2004, 02:34 PM   #3
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Hey all,

I myself am still a newbie to Linux and Apache, but I'll try to help the best way that I can. I tried the same thing by setting up Apache on a XP Box first but realize that You cant learn much on it because of the limited control. So I switched over to Fedora Core 1 and everything worked right out of the box. Didn't have to do anything except turn the services on.

I started searching and asking question for the past few months with VERY LIMITED results on how Apache works. (till i came here) I finally broke down and got two books. I got both used on Amazon for about $10 each. (US dollars)

The first one is Professional Apache 2.0 by Peter Wainwright from WORX Press. ISBN1-861007-22-1

The Second is The Complete Reference Apache Server 2.0 by Ryan Bloom from Osborn Press ISBN 0-07222344-8

Yes both are normally $50.00 books, but as I said before you can buy them used for MUCH less.

The first book is what I recommend. It goes through what Apache is and how it works and all the details from source code to fully operational.

The second is more of a comparative to Apache 1.3 and goes over the differences.

Sorry that Its not so instructional on Apache. With all the mods and stuff you can compile into it we would be here all day writing out the instructions.

If you want something quick and dirty, you can try ApacheToolBox. Its over at SorceForge. Its based on 1.3 but does all the setup for you. It will over ride all the setup you have in any of the linux distros.

To use the SSH parts of Apache you will need to learn how to edit your config file to listen in on that port and recognize the pages. Depending on your setup, you may even need to setup two different sites, one for regular pages and the other for SSH pages. This means getting into Virtual Domains and listening to multiple ports.

Hope this helps some.
 
  


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