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RSNServer 06-24-2005 03:40 PM

How do I set up the web server on Red Hat 8.0
I recently installed linux red hat 8.0 on one of my computers. In the future I plan to host many websites. For now I am just trying to host one but I can't quite figure out all of the stuff. I need help with the DNS server and the web server. Thanks for your help.

Hope to talk to you soon,

Hangdog42 06-24-2005 04:24 PM

May I strongly suggest that you find a more recent distribution than RH8? Software has advanced a lot since then, and I don't believe that RH produces security patches for RH8 any more. Since you plan on hosting a number of sites, you're going to be leaving this computer up 24/7 and that means plenty of time for the bad guys out there to take a rip at it. With software that old, they are likely to succeed.

Also, you don't really need to run a DNS server in order to host web sites. I'd get basic Apache down first and then tackle DNS if you need it.

RSNServer 06-24-2005 10:33 PM

Thanks for the help. I have one more question. What Operating System would you recommend?

medic13 06-24-2005 11:02 PM

I heard about suse linux 9.3 pro

RSNServer 06-24-2005 11:28 PM

I need some help with hosting a website. If somebody could tell me how that would be great

reddazz 06-25-2005 02:31 AM

If you ar used to Redhat, then try Fedora or CentOS. As for running a webserver, search on google, there are many articles regarding apache. If you go the Redhat/Fedora route, then search for documentation on the Redhat website.

Hangdog42 06-25-2005 08:34 AM

I agree with reddazz's suggestions if you are already somewhat familiar with RedHat. A reasonably close relative that is more designed for new users would be Mandriva. Another distro that gets good reviews from new users seems to be Ubuntu. For other choices, have a look at distrowatch.

arsham 07-30-2005 06:29 AM

What about an Enterprise distro?
Which one is good for using instead of Redhat AS 4?

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