Apache server

job

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How does one go about setting one up?

I am completely new to this aspect of X and any help would be appreciated.

My purpose for the server is to run my own site, with a php/mySQL news script called DMA News.

Currently I have a 400Mhz iMac connected to the net via Airport via a cable modem.

Thanks in advance.

hitman
 

arn

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Re: Apache server

Originally posted by hitman
How does one go about setting one up?

I am completely new to this aspect of X and any help would be appreciated.

My purpose for the server is to run my own site, with a php/mySQL news script called DMA News.
Yeah - see the link Rower posted...

basically, you already have Apache setup... to run PHP and MySQL takes a little bit more work... but not very much

arn
 

Choppaface

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This site has several GREAT packages to install PHP and MySQL in a jiffy! Check it out! :)

ya I recommend Marc Liyanage's site. I tried the O'Reilly stuff and Marc's stuff seemed to be a little more helpful....er, well at least to the point :D
 

job

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Thanks for the help guys. :)

I'm going to experiment some this weekend.

I'll post the results...if any.. ;)
 

job

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Alright here's where I stand currently:

I followed the first part of the tutorial..not hard at all. :rolleyes: :D

I have the http://IPaddress/~short name setup and can access it on my brother's computer.

I am running it through our Airport network. Will the server work with a dynamic IP address?

I tried to set up the cgi scripts and chmod them through the terminal, but it did not work.

Ah well. I'll work on it somemore this weekend.
 

buffsldr

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hitman, i used mac os x server to host three sites on my powermac. can you buy os x server? that makes it much easier. if you can't good luck. once you get apache up and running, you will still need a domain name server (or you can pay dotster 5 bucks a year) and they will be your dns.
 

Chisholm

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yup, OSX server makes it almost to easy. I'm still looking for a graphical front end for Apache myself (free is always good). Am I assuming too much thinking you are already registered with a dynamic DNS server?

cheers!
 

buffsldr

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if anyone feels so inclined, please explain the function of a dynamic dns. I assume from the name that it allows you to point http://www.anyname.com to a dynamic ip. but how does it update with the new ip address?

thanks
 
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