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Old 05-30-2002, 12:25 AM   #1
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Cool Web server question


Greetings all,
I'm still newbie in linux and need help in creating a webserver.
I have been informed that I can host my pages and others using my machine if I installed linux with web server functionality (or package) . So, right now I'm standing by waiting for a help to get me on the right way to set up my machine as an efficient web server. Any help or useful link related to this issue would be highly appreciated.
Good luck fellas in this great OS

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Old 05-30-2002, 12:58 AM   #2
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Go to http://www.apache.org familirize yourself with the concepts of the apache web server, then head to
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/ and download the latest of 1.3.x (you can also opt for 2.x version as well) version (apache_1.3.24.tar.gz), uncompress it using
[bash]$ tar xvfz apache_1.3.24.tar.gz
it will create the directory apache_1.3.24/
[bash]$ cd apache_1.3.24/
[bash]$ ./configure
[bash]$ make
[bash]$ make install
and read the docs,
there is an alternative if you have your distro's installation CD's you can install apache from them, you just need to find it. And read the docs again.
 
Old 05-30-2002, 01:01 AM   #3
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Almost forgot, if you have a spare machine you should install just a webserver on it, without any development tools (security precaution), most distro's like RedHat, Mandrake have an option during OS installation for a class of installation - choose a webserver and you'll be fine.
 
Old 05-30-2002, 01:11 PM   #4
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What would happen if I did install these packages, cuz I remember that I selected all while installing linux mandrake??
Should I un-install them and keep web server (If so how to do that?) ?
Thanks in advance

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Old 05-30-2002, 01:17 PM   #5
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Sorry I forgot to ask one more question:
Let's say I reserved one machine for web server and did install Apache, would it be possible to host people pages on my machine or I have to check with my ISP for the bandwidth and other connection issues.
 
Old 05-30-2002, 02:55 PM   #6
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The development tools can be uninstalled from a webserver, just run rpmdrake as root and in the development section remove all the packages, they are not need it on the webserver, you can host your own website which would be accessable only on your network (think of it as intranet), if you want to go live you should register the domain name at http://www.netsol.com/en_US/index.jh...uestid=1197023 or the like, second you should ensure that the traffic you'd face won't overload the server (that's why it is advisable to have at least xDSL connection), and you need a static IP (or you can have a dynamic IP with pay service to treat it as a static, I forgot the name of the website do a little research).
 
Old 05-30-2002, 03:18 PM   #7
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(or you can have a dynamic IP with pay service to treat it as a static, I forgot the name of the website do a little research).
www.dyndns.org Free
 
Old 05-30-2002, 09:27 PM   #8
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to install apache:

wget http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/old...e_1.3.6.tar.gz
tar zxf apache_1.3.6.tar.gz
cd apache_1.3.6
./configure --enable-module=so
make
make install
 
Old 05-30-2002, 09:28 PM   #9
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Originally posted by neo77777
The development tools can be uninstalled from a webserver, just run rpmdrake as root and in the development section remove all the packages, they are not need it on the webserver, you can host your own website which would be accessable only on your network (think of it as intranet), if you want to go live you should register the domain name at http://www.netsol.com/en_US/index.jh...uestid=1197023 or the like, second you should ensure that the traffic you'd face won't overload the server (that's why it is advisable to have at least xDSL connection), and you need a static IP (or you can have a dynamic IP with pay service to treat it as a static, I forgot the name of the website do a little research).
DO NOT USE NETSOL

I HAVE HAD BAD EXPERIENCES WITH THEM!
 
  


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