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Old 09-28-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy DNS, Webserver setup


I am new to Linux webserver setup. I want to setup webserver on linux platform. I have [B]static ip, domain name, 1 mbps dsl line.[/B

Which version of Redhat linux is good for webserver setup. I have Redhat linux 8, but it is not detecting my SCSI hard disk and some other hardware.

My ISP has given to dns server ip's. How to setup DNS server on Linux. How to provide dns pointers to my domain. Can we give whatever name we needed as dns pointer. Where should i mention domain pointers in DNS server. I want to setup my own nameserver.

How to setup Webserver. IS Redhat 9 is good for Webserver setup?
Redhat Enterprise version is costlier. please advise me.

How to setup mail server. Can i install DNS and Webserver on the same server. separate one is better.

I am troubling you. Please give me detailed mail.

Thanking you
Old 09-29-2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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I am currently in the process of doing the same, but I am using Ubuntu. Seems straightfoward so far with Ubuntu. To get DNS set up I used:

sudo apt-get install bind9

Maybe Ubuntu is easier to set up? I am using it because a friend said that it was better for me for that reason!

More advice in the Ubuntu site for setting up DNS:


Old 09-29-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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Wink Did the same thing

Hi guys,
I also decided to make my own server. I googled for server install and came across this wonderfull site
There you have lots of HOWTOs for lots of distributions.
I personaly use debian 4.0 (Etch). I followed perfect howto install and succsessfuly installed server. I already have working DNS server.
Check the site mentioned.
Old 09-29-2007, 01:34 PM   #4
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kpsrinivas, Red Hat 8 and 9 are ancient. They have not been supported by the manufacturer in years. After Red Hat 9, they started the Fedora series, and now Fedora Core 7 is out, so Red Hat 9 is 8 generations old at this point. Neither RH8 or RH9 are acceptable for use. If you insist on using Red Hat products, use Fedora Core 7 which is free, or I believe centOS puts out a re-branded version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is also free. Another company called Whitebox does the same thing.

Personally I wouldn't use Red Hat for any reason under the sun, but that choice is yours, and only you can tell if something is working for you.

Old 09-29-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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monkey server

read a little about DNS
you'll be able

or ubuntu with lampp

just suggestions



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