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KinnowGrower 08-05-2008 05:25 PM

To Setup Home Web server for my web site
 
Hi Dear Friends.

I am thinking of hosting my website at my own fedora based web server. My web site is just for hobby not a commercial purpose.Means very few users are going to hit it.So dear friends, I have some questions in my mind.

1. Is it possible to host a web site on home based Server?
2. Whether i need a static ip for my domain.
3. What are the main Do & Donts

Thanks in anticipation

kenoshi 08-05-2008 05:34 PM

1. yes
2. get static IP unless you want to make address record changes everytime your ISP assigns you a new IP
3. properly secure your server...for some tips read http://www.petefreitag.com/item/505.cfm to get started

Of course, make sure you take some time and read up docs at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/

Hope this helps.

KinnowGrower 08-05-2008 09:50 PM

hi Mr Kenoshi

Thanks for help. Here is one more question.

Can u tell me please, how i can start my process for domain registration (means which option would be economical and good for me).

Thanks

billymayday 08-05-2008 10:06 PM

As an aside, I would recommend against using Fedora for a server. The lifecycle is so short, that you'll either have to rebuild it in a year, or you'll stop getting security updates (which is particularly bad for a web accessible server). If you like/are familiar with Fedora, look into CentOS, the free version of RedHat Enterprise Linux that has the same feel, etc as Fedora.

If you don't want, or can't get a static IP, you can use a service like dyndns (see www.dyndns.com for example) and this can be automatically updated from you system as yoru IP changes. It is preferable to have a static IP though.

In terms of registration, assuming you can find a registry easily enough, I think the cheapest option (and it works fine) is to register a domain name and use one of the free domain name services that are around (I use www.zoneedit.com and there are others around) to point to your server. Zonedit allows up to 5 domain names for free, so that shouldn't bee too much of an issue. You will need to register the namservers with the registry, and from there set your server up.

In short - register your domain name and pay the relevant fee, set up nameserving and set up you server.


Hope that helps

KinnowGrower 08-05-2008 10:39 PM

hi Mr Billymayday

Thanks for help

Dear friend! if i am not wrong, registration of domain name & nameserving are two different things.DNS (nameserving) i can get free.

But can u please tell me more about domain registration. I have heard about Go-daddy etc. Is there any formality involve in domain name registration?.

Please reply

billymayday 08-05-2008 11:03 PM

Yes they are different, and yes you can get nameserving free, but you'll pay for the domain registration.

Godady looks like a registry to me (although I use a registry in Australia for my stuff). If you go through with registration, you'll need to give them a credit card to pay for the domain (looks like they charge $10-20 per year), provide some basic contact details that will go into the whois entry (have a look at www.whois.net to see what is stored) and give them nameserver details. You'll need to go back the the registry to fill in the nameserver details after you've registered the site and updated your nameserver (or at least after you've registered an account with the nameserver - it's a while since I did this).

It's pretty simple - give it a go. You'll work it out.

KinnowGrower 08-05-2008 11:08 PM

Thank u very much sir

its really appreciating.

thanks again


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