Web Server and Email Server

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Web Server and Email Server

Postby colinJohn » Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:28 am

Split from Another Post - HWJ

I'm thinking the same sort of thing but probably have less experience. Currently I have 4 PCs and 1 X-Box attached to a router and broadband. It all works pretty well.

I'd now like to hang a webserver and email server off this so I can publish my own web site(s) etc.

As a start I've got hold of Linux Suse 9.1, got it installed and working and am thinking about running apache but I have zero experience in any of it.

Does anybody know if theres a 'really stupid person's guide to hosting' on the net anywhere?

Is there an 'easy' way of starting to get to know this stuff?

(Please don't ask why i want to torture myself like this - I have no idea)
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:04 am

Well for your use you can keep the email server and the web server on the same machine.

Need to know the OS to be used before I can recommend applications.
Keep in mind, there are no free email server applications (that I know of).
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Postby colinJohn » Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:53 am

I guess I need to keep it simple and go 1 step at a time.

My first need is for a web server to host a simple web site (I know I could do this easier and cheaper though my ISP but I'm trying to learn how it works).

My initial thought was to use a Linux based OS as it's free and pretty good. I'm learning SuSe. At this stage I'm looking for references so I can start reading about it......
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Postby Toby B. » Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:06 am

there are no free email server applications

XAMMP has email, FTP, HTTP services

and its free....Compatible for both Windows and Linux. Relatively easy setup...
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Postby colinJohn » Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:30 am

these come with my SuSe 9.1

Web server Apache and configuration module
Samba server and configuration module
Samba client and configuration module
DNS server and configuration module
DHCP server and configuration module
NIS server and configuration module
NFS server and configuration module

choices, choices
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