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Old 01-03-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy server set up help!!!

ok, here is my problem....i just bought a new hp computer, and installed Linux on it. I have it running, and everything seems to be working fine, but how do i use it as a server? I have tried to install apache2 on it and MySql, but i am not sure how to get them working. I know that when apache is correctly installed, you can enter "localhost" in the browser on that computer, and it will show the main apache page. i am not getting that I have also been messing with the mysql, but i have no idea how to set it up so that i can access it, or even get it to start up when the computer boots. I really need alot of help, so if possible, i can use an IM service if someone is willing to help me! thanks!

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There are a lot of posts and websites on setting up a server. Try searching here or google.
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i have searched, but i will search again. if anyone stills would like to help, please do so...i am lost!!!!!!
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Try also some manual pages like:
man service
man mysql
man mysqld
man chkconfig
man httpd
man httpd.conf
man inetd
man xinetd

Basically, you need only 2 things for any server:
-One or more daemon programs that are running non-stop and listen to requests on certain ports of your server;
eg httpd is a daemon that listens to port 80 (the HTTP protocol port) to which you connect when you enter:
"http://your_domain" or "http://localhost".
The "service" and "chkconfig" commands can help you make them start at every boot.
Inetd (or xinetd) is a "super-daemon", a program that calls other daemons whenever they are requested. It
basically listens to a wide range of ports and, when a client connects to the server a certain port, calls
the appropriate daemon to handle the client's request (based on the port that is used)
-Security. Firewalls and file permissions are the most important issues for this.


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