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Old 04-29-2004, 08:15 PM   #1
noonday
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understanding web servers


Howdy all,

I'm trying to figure out how to set up a web server. I think I might need to figure out how it's supposed to work in my head before i'll finally be able to get everything right. I have a cable modem coming into my router which connects to 3 hosts. 2 of those are windows boxes, and they just sit there and help me do homework
My other box runs RedHat 9. I want to set up one of my domains to correspond to my linux box. I have my router pointing incoming requests for the desired ports to the IP of my linux box. Umm... so my questions are:
are there files i need to configure to make my box www dot domain dot com (or domain dot com, or host dot domain dot com, or all three)?
Also, can I have the company I bought the domain name from point right to my IP?
Basically i need to know what steps i need to take to be on a computer and type in mydomain.com and be able to view web-pages on my server at home.

Thanks!!

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Old 04-29-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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Also, can I have the company I bought the domain name from point right to my IP?
Basically whoever you bought your domain from will register the nameserver that is authoritative for your domain (the server that can tell the rest of the internet the ip of your domain). Your isp would probably set your pointer and basically host your domain.

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are there files i need to configure to make my box www dot domain dot com (or domain dot com, or host dot domain dot com, or all three)?
You can set your hostname locally and you can set up virtual hosts to serve more than one domain with a single daemon.

Unless you have a static ip you are a moving target to the internet. You will need a static ip to serve pages to the internet. If you want to http you server from your private network thats as simple as http://yourwebserver.?

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