Originally Posted by vinnie_vinodh
Hello Friends ....
Well i along with my friends want to setup a home based web server.. We really dont know where to start and thought googling would be good but it didnt help. We have DSL connection ..and AMD based desktop PC with 512 ram. As we are doing it just to try it out as a hobby or of interest very few people gonna hit us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So we have a few questions in our mind.
>>1.)Is the existing system configuration enough or do i have to change or upgrade?
>>2.) Can we set up web server on Ubuntu 9.04 "Desktop Edition"(which is already installed) with a few other package installations
Or do we have freshly install or convert to "Server Edition"?
>>3.) We have to register the domain but dont have the static IP....So this is another issue? We have no idea how to resolve it .PLease Help
>>4.)Security and other Do's and Dont's ...........
>>5.)Additional info ....
Thanks In Advance to all..........
the easy way:
-make sure you have apache installed
-make sure you have your firewall installed and active
-make sure the daemon is started (/etc/init.d/apache restart)
-put your pages under /var/www
-see if your pages show up in your browser (http://localhost/
-get a domain name from your provider, like godaddy ? 15 bucks/yr
-get a fixed IP, 5 bucks a month from your DSL provider
-redirect your doman to the fixed IP, from the domain panel
-setup port forwarding for port 80 to your internal IP, in your local router
and you should be there online, like everybody else
in a week or so, even google should find you
if they don't you can still register your domain with engines