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    Exclamation Hosting websites? please help!

    Hi everyone,

    I am a total newbie to this OS and servers in general but I have just bought a Dell TowerEdge T105 and installed the 64bit openSUSE which is currently running perfectly.

    I have experience with uploading site's via FTP but I am not sure how to create/open the actual server software. To be honestly I am clueless, do I need to download some software before I can host my websites or is there something that I am missing.

    Sorry for the vague question but thats about all the detail I can currently provide. Thanks in advance.

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    On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:56:04 GMT
    1337KitsuneGFX <1337KitsuneGFX@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I am a total newbie to this OS and servers in general but I have just
    > bought a Dell TowerEdge T105 and installed the 64bit openSUSE which is
    > currently running perfectly.
    >
    > I have experience with uploading site's via FTP but I am not sure how
    > to create/open the actual server software. To be honestly I am
    > clueless, do I need to download some software before I can host my
    > websites or is there something that I am missing.
    >
    > Sorry for the vague question but thats about all the detail I can
    > currently provide. Thanks in advance.
    >
    >

    Hi
    Here is a link that should get you started;
    http://en.opensuse.org/Apache_Quickstart_HOWTO

    Just a word of caution, make sure your not clueless before exposing
    your site and server to the internet.... ;-)

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    Hi malcolmlewis and thank you very much for the link. It looks like I have some reading

    This is my current site which I intend to upload to my own server, it's currently being hosted on my university server but since I graduated now I need my own space. I pretty much no nothing about setting up/configuring servers but I am pretty good with PC's.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    Also, FTP is very insecure as far as the options go. Look into 'scp'
    (copying files over SSH) or something like that if you plan on sending
    files over the wire.

    Good luck.





    Malcolm wrote:
    | On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:56:04 GMT
    | 1337KitsuneGFX <1337KitsuneGFX@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    |
    |> Hi everyone,
    |>
    |> I am a total newbie to this OS and servers in general but I have just
    |> bought a Dell TowerEdge T105 and installed the 64bit openSUSE which is
    |> currently running perfectly.
    |>
    |> I have experience with uploading site's via FTP but I am not sure how
    |> to create/open the actual server software. To be honestly I am
    |> clueless, do I need to download some software before I can host my
    |> websites or is there something that I am missing.
    |>
    |> Sorry for the vague question but thats about all the detail I can
    |> currently provide. Thanks in advance.
    |>
    |>
    | Hi
    | Here is a link that should get you started;
    | http://en.opensuse.org/Apache_Quickstart_HOWTO
    |
    | Just a word of caution, make sure your not clueless before exposing
    | your site and server to the internet.... ;-)
    |
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    Default Re: Hosting websites? please help!

    On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:46:04 GMT
    1337KitsuneGFX <1337KitsuneGFX@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi malcolmlewis and thank you very much for the link. It looks like I
    > have some reading
    >
    > This is my current 'site' (http://zappa.tvu.ac.uk/~05moudrakj/pcp2/)
    > which I intend to upload to my own server, it's currently being hosted
    > on my university server but since I graduated now I need my own space.
    > I pretty much no nothing about setting up/configuring servers but I am
    > pretty good with PC's.
    >
    >

    Hi
    Does your ISP offer a homepage that could host it for you?

    Is this box going to be a dedicated machine? If not and you are using
    it for other work, you need to ensure it is rock solid security wise.

    I would recommend setting up a virtual machine virtualbox/vmware server
    to play around with first, this could also be your development/test box
    to make changes before you update the live server. Or of course run your
    live server via a virtual machine.

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    Harvey Titanium NNTP User

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    Malcolm wrote:
    > On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:46:04 GMT
    > 1337KitsuneGFX <1337KitsuneGFX@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    >> Hi malcolmlewis and thank you very much for the link. It looks like I
    >> have some reading
    >>
    >> This is my current 'site' (http://zappa.tvu.ac.uk/~05moudrakj/pcp2/)
    >> which I intend to upload to my own server, it's currently being hosted
    >> on my university server but since I graduated now I need my own space.
    >> I pretty much no nothing about setting up/configuring servers but I am
    >> pretty good with PC's.
    >>
    >>

    > Hi
    > Does your ISP offer a homepage that could host it for you?
    >
    > Is this box going to be a dedicated machine? If not and you are using
    > it for other work, you need to ensure it is rock solid security wise.
    >
    > I would recommend setting up a virtual machine virtualbox/vmware server
    > to play around with first, this could also be your development/test box
    > to make changes before you update the live server. Or of course run your
    > live server via a virtual machine.
    >


    BUWHAHAHAHAHAHA, 1337?

    Most 1337 peeps i know, know how to setup a webserver in their sleep,
    amongst other things. I think before you give yourself a moniker like
    that, you should really understand what it means. Just my 2 cents

    mobius@efnet



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    Default Re: Hosting websites? please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1337KitsuneGFX View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am a total newbie to this OS and servers in general but I have just bought a Dell TowerEdge T105 and installed the 64bit openSUSE which is currently running perfectly.

    I have experience with uploading site's via FTP but I am not sure how to create/open the actual server software. To be honestly I am clueless, do I need to download some software before I can host my websites or is there something that I am missing.

    Sorry for the vague question but thats about all the detail I can currently provide. Thanks in advance.
    Interesting website 1337KitsuneGFX.

    Maybe you should start by installing a local webserver on your SOHO LAN and get very familiar with that, develop your skills thoroughly before moving you web site over to a local affair.

    To that end, this tutorial might help you get started on your local LAN, it's only a short step from there to make it server to the internet once you are very happy with your setup.

    HowTo: Configure a Linux Apache Web Server on Suse/openSUSE 10.x (including SSI and CGI)
    Leap 42.3 & 15.1 &KDE
    FYIs from the days of yore

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    Hi everyone,

    Thank you for the comments, feedback and tutorial/guide links. I will begin setting up my server tomorrow so this was a big contribution for my learning experience

    @ Harvey Titanium - Guest
    The name 1337 is a part of a online corporate identity for a freelance design studio which I intend to open soon for public clients or other designers who want to participate in co-operative projects.

    If you visit the site on this page Link I have listed the definition as I am active online user of various online communities. I came here to make friends and learn not to be flamed but it's expected I guess.

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    Hi everyone,

    I am still having trouble installing/setting up my Apache system. I have read the majority of the provided tutorials but get lost in between steps, I have watched this video and managed to install Apache 2.2 using the software managment menu.

    I cannot find Apache within the applications menu, this is daunting and confusing stuff for me especially since I am not too familiar with Linux based OS, Does the apache software have a GUI like DreamWeaver as an example?

    I also keep finding steps like this one:

    Go through /etc/sysconfig/apache2:

    * check loaded modules (APACHE_MODULES="..."). (Can also be seen with the command "a2enmod -l".)
    * add "php5", "perl", or other needed modules to APACHE_MODULES al gusto. Modules can be enabled/disabled in a simple (Debian-compatible way from the command line like this:

    a2enmod php5
    a2dismod php5

    * there is also a command a2enflag, to change APACHE_SERVER_FLAGS
    * restart the server ('rcapache2 restart')

    I can follow and find the path of /etc/sysconfig/apache2 but when I open the file it opens as a text file and I cannot see the same settings as above or I am not sure what to add, edit or where the a2enmod php5 or/and a2dismod php5 are to be placed.

    I hope someone can help me because so far I have failed badly.

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    Default Re: Hosting websites? please help!

    On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 18:36:03 GMT
    1337KitsuneGFX <1337KitsuneGFX@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I am still having trouble installing/setting up my Apache system. I
    > have read the majority of the provided tutorials but get lost in
    > between steps, I have watched this video and managed to install Apache
    > 2.2 using the software managment menu.
    >
    > I cannot find Apache within the applications menu, this is daunting
    > and confusing stuff for me especially since I am not too familiar
    > with Linux based OS, Does the apache software have a GUI like
    > DreamWeaver as an example?
    >
    > I also keep finding steps like this one:
    >
    > -Go through /etc/sysconfig/apache2:
    >
    > * check loaded modules (APACHE_MODULES="..."). (Can also be seen
    > with the command "a2enmod -l".)
    > * add "php5", "perl", or other needed modules to APACHE_MODULES al
    > gusto. Modules can be enabled/disabled in a simple (Debian-compatible
    > way from the command line like this:
    >
    > a2enmod php5
    > a2dismod php5
    >
    > * there is also a command a2enflag, to change APACHE_SERVER_FLAGS
    > * restart the server ('rcapache2 restart') -
    >
    > I can follow and find the path of /etc/sysconfig/apache2 but when I
    > open the file it opens as a text file and I cannot see the same
    > settings as above or I am not sure what to add, edit or where the
    > a2enmod php5 or/and a2dismod php5 are to be placed.
    >
    > I hope someone can help me because so far I have failed badly.
    >
    >

    Hi
    Might be time for you to learn the power of the command line ;-)

    Have a look at installing webmin

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