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Old 05-20-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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setting up home server

I am wanting to setup a test server for my website and in time use a home server to run my website (its cheaper)...
As i am a newbe to linux i dont know which software i will have install to do this.
and where i could find a step by step howto on setting up an home server..

I did http://localhost so i know i have no software install to do this..

I am runing the latest slackware version..

Many Thanks

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Old 05-20-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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a "home server" could be a million different things... you need to be a lot more specific. if you want a web server, then install and run apache after reading up on its documentation.
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So what you're wanting to do is setup a personal, at-home-server, to host your website.

Look into installing Apache webserver
Its really quite easy and supports a ton of options and configurations.

And then just forward what ever ports you want from your router to the LAN IPaddress of your server-box. Then you could goto somewhere like, or and register for a domain name so people dont have to remember the IP that your ISP assigns you.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-20-2006, 11:51 PM   #4
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As much as I dislike Gentoo as a distrobution, it does have some pretty impressive documentation and a showoff community that tends to submit detailed docs That HOWTO covers more than what you want to do but by following the relevant sections you should be able to get a server up, most of the commands (except for the portage & rc-update-related ones) will work on any distro. Or you could just use Gentoo and be done with it, it's not that bad.


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