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    Building a web server (am I on the right tracks)


    Hi,
    I have looked over various searches and think I am going down the right path.
    I am a new user of Linux so experince is limited.
    I need to build a web server for a proof of concept, this is for a project I am working on for my business.
    I have bought a HP dl380 G4 server (oldish but hopefully good enough for the tests).
    I have downloaded and installed Unbuntu 10.04 and then downloaded the GUI (becasue I find the gui easier for the moment).. So far so good.
    I would like to install some software on it that would allow me to run 3 seperate websites (a little like WHM for instace). Would Apache be the best way to go for this? I think Apache is part of the install of Ubuntu so I guess I will just need the GUI for it.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

    Dave
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    Should the project be a sucsess then we will outsource the hardware site of the project to a hosting company or buy a more up todate server

    Thanks

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    Easiest way to set up a basic server in my opinion is to go with Debian based (making Ubuntu a good choice), doing sudo tasksel and selecting the lamp option.

    It's not the most fun option, but if you want to see a result quickly it's the way to go.
    All that remains is setting up the site configuration file for Apache to host the 2 other sites.
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    Here's a tutorial on setting up a good development environment which can also be used on a live server, if you have root access. It's based on LMDE but should be exactly the same for Debian.
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    Many thanks for the advice and links.

    Dave

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