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Old 09-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question How do I Host a Direct Online??? Ubuntu Server LAMP Setup

Hello eveyone, hopefully someone can help me because I am all spun out. Let me start off by saying I am moderate to the Linux World. Not a newbie but by no means am I fully understanding. In additon, sorry for the long post.
I have installed a LAMP Server using Ubuntu Server. This is my first server by the way. I am serving quite a few things. I know thats not the best idea, but I really just want to learn/practice, no extra cash.
*** I have Samba setup and working. I want to host a directory online with a Login screen pretty much just music movies etcetc for family and friends. Like I said practice. Should I be using apache to do this or is there something else I could use in the mean time while I am trying to figure out apache and actually build a site. Or can I just change the Document Root in apache.conf to the directory I want to share.
Old 09-19-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jsullivan44 View Post
Or can I just change the Document Root in apache.conf to the directory I want to share.
From my opinion sharing a directory with music might be problematic due to copyright issues. Nevertheless if you want to use apache make yourself at least familiar with the .htaccess and .htpasswd to get a minimum protection. Onather good idea would be to try to find some software which is giving you the needed functionality. Please also do not forget to have a good firewall like iptables protecting your server on the internet.

Best regards Norbert


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