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Old 02-16-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Now what?


After a month of playing around building and rebuilding my first linux server I finally feel like I'm at a point where everything is working acceptably. I currently have a Debian server set up with samba configured to share two external usb drives. I set up VirtualBox on the server and have a virtual Ubuntu 12.04 LAMP server installed and running. I tried to install KVM and configure that intially but I keep getting various errors about DBUS and the libvirtd daemon even though they are both installed and running ...so I moved to VirtualBox and was able to very easily set up a virtual server (using the gui) that works so I am going to roll with that for a while and now install a CentOS virtual box.

I plan on using the Centos vm as a dns server (never set up dns before but seems like a worthwhile endeavor).

What can I do with the LAMP server that would be a good beginner project so that I can learn?
 
Old 02-16-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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There are many tutorials what to do to learn how to code under DVDS/LAMP.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 01:10 AM   #3
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Try this site: http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
 
Old 02-17-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks Chris. That looks like plenty to keep me busy. I registered a personal domain so I can build a site but most of the tutorial I found so far were using a hosting company to actually host instead of diy
 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:04 AM   #5
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Thanks Chris. That looks like plenty to keep me busy. I registered a personal domain so I can build a site but most of the tutorial I found so far were using a hosting company to actually host instead of diy
Hello Ryanms3030,

I run a couple of Servers at home for my personal domain. I have gone the route that it seems you wish to - i.e self / diy hosting of my personal website.

I registered my domain name with these guys (nice and cheap): https://www.123-reg.co.uk/ (you've done this bit already) and then transferred my dns details to a free, yup - I said it, free dns hosting company - they provide hosting for both static and dynamic hosts. The link for the company is here: https://freedns.afraid.org/ They also provide a range of dynamic clients for updating the records of users with dynamic WAN addresses (i.e. domestic customers), rather than static addresses (i.e. commercial enterprises), here: http://freedns.afraid.org/scripts/freedns.clients.php On YouTube there are a plethora of tutorials on setting up your FreeDNS account, take your pick: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...eedns+org&sm=3

Good luck.

Regards,

Rawcous!
 
Old 02-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys. Any recommendations on software to create a personal website? From my research, Wordpress seems to be the popular option for a newb like myself. I assume I can install on my virtual lamp server and then build the website through web interface on my laptop?

Is there any software that can be installed locally on my laptop that is easy to use where I can design and then just copy the files to the directory on my server? I created a basic site many years ago using Dreamweaver. But for this project I want to use something simple and template based
 
Old 02-18-2014, 09:34 PM   #7
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WordPress is very easy to use and many themes are available, any one of which you can customize to your own liking. I restrict myself to using themes from WordPress's site; there have sometimes been issues with third-party themes.

I did a series of podcasts about it for HPR a couple of years ago. Look for numbers 927, 977, 993, and 1026.

I used to self-host my website--I used no-ip.com for dynamic DNS service and had no complaints.

I can't help you on a template-based Linux HTML editor. Last time I edited the non-WordPress elements of my site, I used Kompozer in conjunction with text editor--Kompozer's "source" interface is rather hard to work with. Many folks recommend Bluefish, but I haven't used it.
 
Old 02-19-2014, 04:48 PM   #8
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WordPress is very easy to use and many themes are available, any one of which you can customize to your own liking. I restrict myself to using themes from WordPress's site; there have sometimes been issues with third-party themes.

I did a series of podcasts about it for HPR a couple of years ago. Look for numbers 927, 977, 993, and 1026.

I used to self-host my website--I used no-ip.com for dynamic DNS service and had no complaints.

I can't help you on a template-based Linux HTML editor. Last time I edited the non-WordPress elements of my site, I used Kompozer in conjunction with text editor--Kompozer's "source" interface is rather hard to work with. Many folks recommend Bluefish, but I haven't used it.
Thanks for the info. I'll check out your podcasts
 
  


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