my own server
I have an old pC (AMD 500Mhz, 64Mb RAM) and was thinking I'd like to set it up as a server.
The main function would be to act as a web server, for my local network and if possible to the outside world. Is this possible?
Not worrying about domain names, but is it possible to configure a linux box as a server, and then i could go on any internet connected pc, and go to my linux box's ip and it would show me the files in the public_html directory?
Is it easy, or well documented on how to do this?
Also, I connect through a router so will i have to change the port forwarding or anything like that to get it to work?
I wouldnt want the net connection of the other pc's on the network dependant on the server. Its just something that if i know I will need, i will turn on and leave it on for a few hours while im out, and not use it every day.
I hope I have explained myself!
Thanks for any advice...
as far as a domain name you can get a redirect from http://dyndns.org like mine (see my signiture)
linux makes a great server platform...actualy better than m$ products
apache is the webserver mostly used http://apache.org <<<doc's and software
yes forward port 80 in order for ppl on the internet to use it
and bah! mine runs 24/7 8)
But if i forward port 80 to my erver, wont everyone else on my network loose there internet connection? Wont it screw it up?
We have a broadband modem, pluged into a wireless router, which shares the net connection for my 2 housemates and me. I'd want it so that the server didnt effect the net on there computers, but if it was on and u went to the servers ip, u would see the public_html.
so is apache all I would need? Ive used it before but only for web serving on the same pc, never networked it before!
Thanks for your quick reply!
Forwarding port 80 won't mess anything else up. I have a server, cable connection and a roughter and everything works fine.