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Old 11-17-2003, 10:06 PM   #1
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Newbie Linux Server Question


I know I could probably search this one out, but I would like to set up my system as a basic server - just to learn how to host a website, creating it using PHP, CGI, etc etc.

Where on earth would I start if I don't even know where to start?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:09 PM   #2
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google 'xampp'

http://www.apachefriends.org/index-en.html
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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That's not even a question yet mate :}

First decide on a distro

Then install apache if it's not installed
by default
Same with Perl
Same with PHP

Then read the documentation that comes with
the packages, or the online apache documentation



Cheers,
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:26 PM   #4
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[B]That's not even a question yet mate :}

First decide on a distro

/B]
What do you mean? I'm using RedHat 9.0 if that's what you're trying to say.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:41 PM   #5
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read my first answer.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 07:29 AM   #6
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if you are a newbie why would you be setting up a server, then again i am proberly wrong do you own a business im using windows server 2000 i would rather use a linux based server program but i am to cautions to try.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 09:07 AM   #7
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if you are a newbie why would you be setting up a server, then again i am proberly wrong do you own a business im using windows server 2000 i would rather use a linux based server program but i am to cautions to try.
Why not? There's not laws saying you shouldn't or can't setup a server cause your a newbie in Linux. Just cause your a newbie doesn't justify that you have to use Windows.. Your thread wasn't very helpful IMHO.

Either you should give him some advice in getting started or just ignore and move on if your not. He asked specific questions for help, you didn't provide any to him. Just a thought. I'm not here to rag on you, just watching out for other members and the advice they recieve.
 
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Originally posted by jacksmash
What do you mean? I'm using RedHat 9.0 if that's what you're trying to say.
It was ... now that this is settled: what's the
problem?

Apache is most likely already up and running.
You just need to read up on it ;) and modify
httpd.conf (try a locate httpd.conf to find out
where it lives on your machine) and index.html
(try "locate index.html | grep \/www\/" to find out
where it lives on your machine)...

Cheers,
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