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Old 05-25-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question Basic web-server set-up

Hello all and thanks in advance for any/all help!
I'm going to try to set-up an old dual pro 200 box for my wife ( 6+ years as a web designer/developer) as a test server internally (at home) so she can experiment with various stuff. It will be strictly local. I'm a real newbie (only been enjoying linux for 6 years or so but only as desktop) and am not sure where to start. I use Kanotix ( dual boot with Win2k/Kanotix .... she needs to use my machine at times and wants NOTHING to do with linux ... kind of odd since she uploads and tweaks stuff all the time on various *nix hosts!!!). Can someone please just get me aimed in the right direction, distro, how-to's, tutorials, etc.? I'm just baffled as to where to start.

Thank you all again!!
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The main Web Server for Linux is Apache. I'm sure if you google it you'll find all sorts of information for setting up an Apache Web Server.

Try googling "apache tutorial" and you'll see dozens of hits that will help you get started.

Of course Apache's main site is available:

You're mainly interested in the HTTP server at apache which is at:
Old 05-25-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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THANK YOU "jlightner" !!!!!
That will at least get me started!!!!
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Take a a look at this Debian howto which is very easy to follow. I used it to setup my server.

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You might also want to set up an ftp account for your wife and set the home directory as the html directory (usually /var/www/htdocs). This way she can just upload/delete what she works on without having to even look at a linux console. I would make sure you set up your security policies correctly if this box will have any access to the outside world.



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