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Old 07-06-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
Mehoatx
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New with Linux Please some advise and help


Hi, i have a dell power edge 2400 server and i would like to set it up to start little website and i need some help what all i need to install on it and to be able to start my web..thanx in advance
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.
Google is your friend. I googled howto setup apache webserver and found this (along with loads of others).
http://lifehacker.com/124212/geek-to...ome-web-server
Try to use more informative thread titles than "Please some advise[sic] and help".
"Help with setting up a website" would have been much better.
Have fun.
jdk
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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First you have to pick out what distribution you'd like to use. You may want to look at Fedora, Ubuntu, or CentOS. They all have some minor advantages/disadvantages over the other, but they all essentially include the same stuff.

Download installation media. This may be a "LiveCD" or an Installation DVD. If the processor supports it, download the x86_64 flavor.

Then you'll just need to install and configure Apache (aka httpd). You may also want to get some other packages like mysql or php depending on what kind of content you're going to host.

Probably, most importantly, make sure that your Internet provider will allow you to run a web server from your local machine. They may block port 80, making a "normal" web site somewhat difficult.

Of course, you'll have to use some DNS services to point a domain to your machine.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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yeah help with linux, but could you give info

1) what is currently installed linux on that server
- if empty go grab the centos cd1 burn and start with it
- unselect all software
- once finish and reboot
- use yum to install httpd

- then can go further


2) if already have linux in, its more easy to teach
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:58 AM   #5
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You will need a Linux operating system -- in general, any of the various flavours, which are known as distributions (or distros), will do. And then you will need Apache server software. Most distros will have this software bundled into an easy to install package, and most distros will have a tool to install the Apache package. Optional software that you may wish to install for setting up a web server (assuming that is, in fact, what you wish to do) is MySQL, Perl, Python, and PHP. These are tools for creating interactive websites.

A general user interface (aka gui) for setting up a webserver is available at http://www.webmin.com/. This makes setting it all up quite easy.

Another thing you may wish to consider for setting up a website, is using a social networking site. With these, you need not set up your own web server, but can rely upon a pre-set server, and pre-formatted web pages, and an almost instant audience of people to connect with. Some of the more popular social networking sites are http://www.facebook.com, http://www.myspace.com, http://www.stumbleupon.com, and http://www.orkut.com
 
Old 07-06-2009, 01:31 AM   #6
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Thanx fellas I already have linux installed like some of you asked but i'm pretty new with linux and the way it goes but i'm fast learnet ill start like some of you told me to try
 
Old 07-06-2009, 02:00 AM   #7
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Thanx fellas I already have linux installed like some of you asked but i'm pretty new with linux and the way it goes but i'm fast learnet ill start like some of you told me to try
That's the spirit! Most of it is not that difficult and it's always a lot of fun. And when your own website is up and running, think of how good you'll feel.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-06-2009, 03:06 AM   #8
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ok, for further going,

1) check your distro with command
uname -an
2) check your disk space
df -h
3 check if your apache is already there
find / -name httpd
or find / -name apachectl

show all the output to us
 
Old 07-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #9
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ill do that letter on today and post the output to you guys
 
  


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