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Old 05-25-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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Question How do i set up a web server


I am running Fedora core 1 - and i need to know how to set up a webserver - I have no idea of where to even start so any ideas (or how to's) would be brill

Thank you

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Old 05-25-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hi there flamah!!!

Of all scary things I've ever done with Linux, setting up a Webserver was the easiest, in fact, it works practically out of the box. Search your Redhat CD's for "Apache" and install it. Apache is a webserver, dare I say the most used world-wide? Certainly .

Once installed, as root, run apache:

Code:
apachectl start
that will start apache server. You stop the sever, well, by using "stop" instead of "start". If you open your browser now and type:

http://localhost

you will see a Welcome screen of Apache saying everything is working. You can substitute localhost for your IP address. That means that anyone with a Webbrowser who types: http://your_ip_address will hit your server and see your page . Pretty cool huh?. To change the page that is show at the local host, edit the "index.html" (or place your page) at /var/www/html (this may change slightly from one distribution to another, but it usually is at /var/www).

Later, when you have your homepage set up, you will might want to learn about DNS to use some cool addresses instead of your IP.

From there on, it's up to you setting up databases, php, and up to where you want it to be
 
Old 05-25-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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also, since it seems fairly common nowadays for everyone to be behind a router, make sure you have port 80 open and set to redirect to your specific computer if you have more than one. otherwise, you will only be able to see your website when you type in localhost, and no one on the outside who types in your IP will be able to see your website (or you for that matter)

if you don't have a router, ignore my post

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Old 05-25-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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well i installed it but i cant start it it says.....
bash: apachectl: command not found

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Old 05-25-2004, 07:23 PM   #5
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i see you are running RH9.

try going to your RedHat menu > System Settings > Server Settings > Services

Scroll down until you see "httpd" put a little check in the box for it to start when your system boots up, and you should also try hitting the "restart" button to restart the web server services

have you rebooted your system since installing apache? might want to give that a try

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Old 05-25-2004, 07:24 PM   #6
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im running fedora core 1 - not rh9 but its very similer i think but i will try that anyway
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:25 PM   #7
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hmmmm, assuming that you are root, type:

Code:
apache
then press "TAB" after apache _not_ return. A list of possible executables of apache will be shown. Maybe you start apache with a different command like "apachetl" or, I don't know . Whatever you find try "apachexxx start". Here's a quick link:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/invoking.html

good luck!
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #8
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ok that worked - thank you
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:29 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Megaman X
hmmmm, assuming that you are root, type:

Code:
apache
then press "TAB" after apache _not_ return. A list of possible executables of apache will be shown. Maybe you start apache with a different command like "apachetl" or, I don't know . Whatever you find try "apachexxx start". Here's a quick link:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/invoking.html

good luck!
i believe the command is
Code:
apachectl
not
Code:
apachetl
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:31 PM   #10
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can you comfirm that you get a page please -

http://217.42.254.3/
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:35 PM   #11
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thanks np complete!

flamah, I'm getting a time out error . Maybe you should follow np complete advices if you are behind a firewall
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:36 PM   #12
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after 3 minutes, it still cannot resolve your IP in the browser. I tried running a ping on your IP and was able to get a response. Are you on dial-up? Behind a firewall?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:36 PM   #13
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ok try now
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:37 PM   #14
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Up and running now . Congratulations man!
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:37 PM   #15
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bingo. and loaded quickly too!

congrats!
 
  


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