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Hello, In terrible need of some assistance/guidance. I am rather new to Linux and would like to request some help. I had the brilliant idea of setting up a web ...
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    Newbie Needing Assistance...Redhat 8, Apache 2, PHP 4, MySQL


    Hello,

    In terrible need of some assistance/guidance. I am rather new to Linux and would like to request some help.

    I had the brilliant idea of setting up a web site locally and tought that Linux would be a great and wonderful platform to you. (However, I didnt take into concideration my lack of knowledge on the subject....lol)

    I would like to be able to run a website from my home using (what I've heard to be a tried and true combination) Redhat 8, Apache 2, PHP 4, and MySQL.

    I've been searching for install guides and what not on the net, but I cant seem to locate the correct one for me, you know, the start to finish for the Linux challeneged.

    I'm currently running and AMD 950MHz w/ 576MB Ram and using a 6GB hdd. (yes, i created a boot disk during the initial install of Redhat... I read in other posts this was a MUST!...lol)

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    Regards,


    Keltic
    "For he that sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother"....William Shakespeare

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    Ok, if you have got the redhat installed and going, next is the database(mysql). You can download it from: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/index.html and installation instructions are here: http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Installing.html

    After installing mysql, download Apache 2x from httpd.apache.org in .tar.gz format, and download PHP 4.3.2 from http://www.php.net/get/php-4.3.2.tar.gz/from/a/mirror

    Then follow the combined apache and PHP installation instructions here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.apache2.php

    Jason

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    Jason,

    Thanks for the help! Much appreciated.

    One more quick question before I start installing all these apps.

    I'm looking to host a form and a website from the server, I'm currently using a 6GB hdd. Is that going to large enough to start with? If so, do you have any suggestions on how the disk space should be laid out?

    Current settings:
    /boot 290MB
    /usr 1.8GB
    /home 1.2GB
    / 787MB
    /var 1.1GB

    Thanks again for your help!...

    Keltic

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    that looks ok.

    Your webpage, even a site like this only takes a Meg of space for the pages/graphics, then a couple of hundred for the mysql, apache and PHP etc. Apache and Mysql usually go into /usr/local/ so looks like your off to a good start.

    Jason

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