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Old 03-01-2006, 11:28 PM
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Default How to set up a personal home web server

Is a nice article at LifeHacker
http://www.lifehacker.com/software/f...ver-124212.php
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:22 PM
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Hey nice link there. I was about to search for one but i had a hard time looking for a good one. Thank you !
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:33 PM
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Here's a few more home webserver resources for you to poke through.

http://diywebserver.com
http://dslwebserver.com
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:43 PM
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Thanks guys, so many resources!
The wealth of information is so broad on the internet that Im thinking that I dont even have to go to college to study this stuff anymore.. its all out there for free on the net.
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FIRST, make sure your ISP will allow it. Not all of them will.

Then, make sure of your connection speed.

And here are some good links to follow.

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum48/2117-2-10.htm
http://www.dslwebserver.com/
http://www.no-ip.com/
http://www.easydns.com/

As far as what server software, if you are a linux fan, Fedora or CentOS are the best for servers. If you go windows, use a windows server.

We used a standard computer with CentOS4. Our ISP was SBC Yahoo DSL (now AT&T) and the package is the Pro-S plan. We have 5 static IP's. Bundled with our business phone which allows us unlimited long distance anytime, DSL, and the static IP's, it's less than $200 a month.

We have since found out that SBC Yahoo uses something called a *Sticky IP* which is a cross between a dynamic and static. They have the absolute gall to tell me it's the same as a static. I told them it's called *bait and switch*.

You can NOT get static IP's from SBC/AT&T unless you are paying for a T1 line. The Pro-S plan is a *Sticky IP* not STATIC.I had the second level tech's at SBC confurm that with the despute resolution specialist at SBC when I cancelled my contract due to that issue. And that has been true since July 2004.

http://www.broadbandbanter.com/q-t_7...ic-addres.html
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/7740
http://isp-lists.isp-planet.com/isp-...109/index.html
http://209.123.109.175/forum/remark,10920351~mode=flat
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rema...8185~mode=flat
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...html#wp1062570
http://www.mailarchive.ca/lists/comp...5-04/0099.html

The biggest problem is the RDNS and mailserver issue. You can't run either on a sticky IP and I needed both for my business. So I cancelled my contract after verifying I could get a true static IP with Comcast and then desputed the cancellation charges and won.

According to the web site, the Pro-S plan states 5 STATIC IP's and I called them on it.

My issue with Comcast has been with the config files. We keep losing them. Even their third level techs can't figure that one out. We are still a business plan member but no longer have static IP's. My husband and I are now part of a group that shares a decicated server at Softlayer. Liz
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:04 PM
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Might i add that you guys are talking about ISP which are only based in America as a European this is very akward as it has nothing to do with me... Also american ISPs seem to be d***s :P here in the Netherlands everyone gets a dynamic IP adress and they can do whatever they want with their internet

Also stating that Fedore / CentOS are the best for a server is very very personal. Debian Sarge or RedHat are also strong canidats, and thats still excluding other distro's. Its just what you prefer. Now for a good howto site i found this one:

http://www.howtoforge.com/

It has server tutorials for a large amount of linux based distro's
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Also stating that Fedore / CentOS are the best for a server is very very personal. Debian Sarge or RedHat are also strong canidats,
Red Hat isn't FREE however. I don't know about Debian Sarge. As for the others, most don't compete in the server market yet. Fedora/CentOS are very strong in the server market.

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Might i add that you guys are talking about ISP which are only based in America as a European this is very akward
That's where most of our experience lies, unfortunately. I wish it were different. Liz
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:53 PM
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Nice links. I have never seen diywebserver.com before. After all my searching I thought everything. After a quick glance through the forums, I found soulwatcher's thread about getting this site started. Really good read.
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Nice links guys - thank you!
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:27 AM
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Yah Soul. how about u make a sticky with all the links, just links and lock it
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