Being my own provider, Finally thanks to linux
Since you all want to here the success stories about linux:
After spending hours (Yes, not even weeks) of configuring and reading, I setup a complete "internet-server". When i started, i knew almost nothing about linux.
It's only fair to say that i had experience with server architecture and webservices on NT.
I primarely used the internet as a resource and I bought two books about linux.
Now I can say, I am basically my own provider:
my own mailserver, also handling mail for some of my friends.
Webserver with several virtual-hosts, using php and mysql
As soon as this worked, I requested a domain-name, and since then I handle all work myself. So, What's the use of my provider, other then just giving me access to the internet?
So, to all others who think linux is too difficult: It's not. It's a matter of reading. Okay, I must admit some things I still can't figure out..
So help is appreciated: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=61521
And with some help of this forum, I manage to run an excellent server. I am now trying to use linux as a desktop, (next to windows) and it seems to be working fine. Although i think configuring as a desktop with all my specific needs is much more difficult then running as a server. But I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!
What's the point of this post? Three reasons
1: I feel proud of myself for accomplishing this, and wanted to share this with the rest of the world! :D
2: Stimulate others to use linux as well, and thus helping it become a more common OS. Not that I now completely hate windows. Far from that. But I am glad there is a good alternative for the PC.
3: Thank all of you in this forum who helped me in the right direction, or even gave the complete answer.
What you are doing with your server is exactly the direction I am going. Setting up an running all this is a great way to learn.
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