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Old 04-23-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
stanleytiew
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Setting up Linux Web Server


I'm new in Linux, I plan to setup a linux web server to host web page and email. Anybody who experience in setting Linux server please help. How to I set the IP address and and nameserver?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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please be a little more specific about what you want to do... we can't tell you EVERYTHING!

you sound like you've not even installed anything yet... any installation routine will allow you to specify names an IP's.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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I haven't start anything yet, would appreciate very much if you could kindly assist me which Linux distros is suitable for web and email server and where to get it. Also beside Linux OS do I need any other software to get it running. My hardware is ready, P4 2.8Ghz HT with 1GB Ram, 160GB Hard Disk.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 10:31 PM   #4
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Any mainstream distro is suitable for a Web server. I've had luck with Slack, Debian, and RHEL (get CentOS instead of shelling out the $$$) but those aren't the only choices. I'd suggest going with something you feel comfortable with. You'll need the Web server software itself (go with Apache unless you have some reason not to) and you'll need other software (such as PHP and Perl) if you want to host dynamic content. Versions of these come bundled with every major distro.

Also, a word of advice. Before you start get a good reference on security (I suggest Practical Unix and Internet Security by Spafford et al.) and read it ... also check some of the stuff in the security forum.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 06:44 AM   #5
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