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Old 02-25-2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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webserver, mail server,ect...

how hard is it to set up a webserver????? this is the reason i set up linux on a comp i built. Im getting pretty acquainted with linux starting to love it. I was just wondering how hard it is to set up all the requirements to run a site. I have a site but have to buy the host....i will be hosting about 5 people so do i need to set them all up an account on my server? thanx in advance
Old 02-25-2003, 04:34 AM   #2
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webserver, I'm assuming you mean http server (apache). If so, with slackware it's a piece of cake. You install the Apache package, edit the /etc/apache/httpd.conf to your taste's start apache:
apachectl start (might just be apache start) and that's it. Depending on what you edited, your apache default page might be /var/www/htdocs/index.html.en

Yes, you will need to add accounts for your users, how do you want them to access the server, via ftp or ssh or both or something else? Slack comes with ProFTPD which, again, is as easy as install, edit /etc/proftpd.conf to your tastes and start the server. Postfix I downloaded and installed by reading the README/INSTALL file in the package, and set it up just about as easily. Really, slack is so well documented that it's not bad at all.

Good Luck

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yes im talking about a http server. Thanx when i get home from school i will work on this project. thanx for fast reply also.
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ok well it started fine once then i stopped it and it now says /usr/sbin/httpd: no such file or direcotry
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started

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