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Old 03-31-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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Setting up domain name in apache


I have a registered domain name that I would like to use with my home server. How can I do that with apache? Also, how can I get a site made in FrontPage to work with it?

Old 03-31-2005, 08:05 PM   #2
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Pulling up PowWeb and pay them $8/month would be the easiest.

If you want to do it yourself, you need a DNS server (I'd recommend BIND), a Web server (Apache of course), and assuming you want to use mail, an SMTP server (Postfix). The information on configuring any of these is all over the internet already.

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what kind of connection are you using? DSL ?

If you are using DSL you will need to set up DNS with they offer free service for the first five domains. also, if you are using a router and the machine you have designated as the server is behind the router, then you will need to forward port 80 to server. you will need to edit the file httpd.conf which is /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf if im not mistaken. with regards to the site, you will need to place the webpage in /var/www/html so that apache find it and serve its contents to anyone trying to access your site.
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Thanks snakeo2, this website will help me out a lot. Do I not need to use a DNS server if I am using I am using an ADSL connection.

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The answer depends on the DSL service you have. If you have been allocated a static address by your isp then it is very simple. The registrar you bought the domain name from will have a place holder i.e. they have the DNS for the name. They may have facilities for you to edit the ip address yourself. You would then merely enter the static address given to you by your isp.
If the address given by your isp is dynamic then you would have to use someone like and have a server side script that updates the dns periodically.
I have several links on the topic on one of my webpages .


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