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Old 11-14-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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setting up a webserver

I just installed my first Linux box with Mandrake 10.1 and I have a website already registered but I want to host it on my system. I don't know where to start?? I haven't been able to find any good documentation....Please help
Old 11-14-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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Just to start with, try installing Apache.
Old 11-14-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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Once you do that you can have the website you registered for redirect to the pages on your computer.
Old 11-14-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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Apache is probably already installed on your system but there is great documentation at their site in using it, etc.

You'll also need to setup a DNS server or use outside sources like or if your using a Dynamic IP that your ISP gives you, etc.

And don't forget when you set it all up, to have your domain registrar point to the correct DNS servers you setup or use so everyone can find your site by name and not the IP address, etc.
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Yea, Mandrake 10.1 comes with appache 2.0 already installed when I go to my browser and type http://localhost the appache start up screen appears... so would the next step be to try to set up a DNS server on my computer? If so how would I go about doing that??
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Do you have a dynamic (changes on reconnect) or static (always the same) IP address?
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I have a dynamic ip.......I use a cable modem for my main connection then the linux box shares the connection through a LAN...I set it up so my website domain is transfered to my IP.....but when i type my url in the adress bar it says connection was refused ......any help???

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