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-Hi

I'm needing some software tips on setting up a home web server W/O using the program XAMPP. What Software do I need? If this is your expertise you will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks If you can help Thank you!

In a nutshell this is what I have so far.

"Hardware specs: Intel with raid 5 and plenty of ram and space.
Windows 7 with IIS. SQL server 2008 express."

What else do I need?

Thank you!
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Are you saying you want to home host a website? If yes I can relate what I did, you may or may not like the way I worked it out as there is more than one way to home host a website (ignoring the fact that it is not the cheapest or most convient way to put info on the web).
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Thank you for your response and yes I'm wanting to host my/many websites. From my understanding the cheapest and most convenient way is to use the bundle XAMMP which i don't care to use. I'm wanting to learn how to do this the difficult way. As you mentioned you have worked out your way. I would be interested in how you configured your server.

Thanks!!
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anybody??
post #5 of 7
Install apache, then php, then mysql.

That's it really, other than configuring them such as vhosts for multiple websites in apache.

Linux is easier for web serving especially with webmin.


But you already have IIS, so why are you asking?
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I am "small potatoes" as in I only do one website and I am not putting out stuff for the general public. My "server" is a 2.8 P4 running XP Pro and Apache. I make my pages in Dreamweaver and Filezilla is my FTP host. What I am working on now (until I am assigned my pages to do) is site security. I use static IP's (not required if you want to use a service) from Qwest and I hide behind firewall restrictions and an htaccess page. I was thinking of a CISCO security appliance but this will wait until next year. Next step is a Untangle box (which I would have set-up by now but a Netgear NIC is not detected and it is the one for my DMZ. New NICs get here in a few days and I go full Untangle then it will be a 5505 and related gear. I guess you can tell I got attacked, now I am taking steps.

Working with Untangle is a great way for a beginner to get into basic networking, it has gotten my interest
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Originally Posted by HoodooTheGreat View Post
Windows 7 with IIS. SQL server 2008 express
1) Make sure IIS is installed and system is assigned the "web server" role
2) Place files in the default directory
3) ???
4) Profit
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