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Alright, I'm a total newbie at this! I've just installed Red Hat Linux 9.0. I want to make a web server with it. How do I get started toward this? ...
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    Alright, I'm a total newbie at this! I've just installed Red Hat Linux 9.0. I want to make a web server with it. How do I get started toward this? I've heard people say get Apache activated and alter some file named httd or something like that? Please help me! Thanks!

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    I'm no expert on web servers, but the more information you can give about exactly what it is you are wanting to do, the better your chances will be of eliciting a response from the folks that can help you.

    What do you want to do with this web server... exactly?
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    I basically want to host websites and files for people and myself.

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    Um...you may want to read up a bit on what exactly you're doing and how this works...

    http://httpd.apache.org/

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    i did it in like 15 minutes.. it was very easy for me on debian. the one thing you may want to look into, if you are going to make ur site public, is to search for some security measures to take. this tutorial was helpful to me on debian: www.aboutdebian.com/internet.htm

    in the tutorial keep in mind that you cant do 'apt-get' commands since ur on redhat. also, the documentroot, serverroot, etc. files will be in different spots.

    good luck!
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    Alright, I've read about how Apache works. Is Apache already installed in Red Hat 9? How do I get to it?

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    RedHat 9 is old. The newest version is Fedora Core 4. So install Fedora Core 4 and make sure you check off all the server packages at installation.

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    How would I get Fedora Core 4? Is it free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by choylifutsoccer
    How would I get Fedora Core 4? Is it free?
    Yes, http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    Quote Originally Posted by choylifutsoccer
    How would I get Fedora Core 4? Is it free?
    Yes, http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
    Be warned, though, Redhat 9 was considered a "stable" release of the operating system, whereas Fedora is more of a bleeding-edge distribution. What that means is that Fedora has some of the newest features available but not all of them have been thoroughly tested, so something is bound to not work. Everything you need may very well work just fine... just be aware.

    If instead you're interested in the latest "stable" Redhat-based distribution, try something that pulls from Redhat Enterprise Linux like CentOS or Tao Linux. They are both free (no cost) as well. I don't mean to discourage you from Fedora by any means, just offer a bit more choice.
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