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Hi there. First of all I apologise if I posted in the wrong section. I just installed Linux, and I'm using it for the first time in my life, I'm ...
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    Hi there. First of all I apologise if I posted in the wrong section.

    I just installed Linux, and I'm using it for the first time in my life, I'm used to using Windows. I've heard that it is possible to host a website on Linux. For instance, if I wanted to host testmysite.com, I'd only need a Linux. Now that I have it, I still have not figured out how to do this. It was much easier when I did it with Windows Serve 2003.

    Anyways, is it really possible to host a website and domain using Ubuntu Linux? And if so, I'd like to know how. Please be as specific as possible, as I have limited experience and I'm only 13 years old.

    Thanks.

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    First of all, Linux isn't Windows so yes, it will be different. As for hosting Web sites, yes, you can do using Ubuntu. Open a console dialog box and type sudo apt-get apache2. This will download and install the Apache Web server. Now, once you intall Apache 2, again, at the command line type sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start. This will start the Apache daemon. Now, copy any and all html files into the /var/www directory. Ensure that you have an index.html file and in the event that you are using Front Page, you will have to edit the document root portion of /etc/apache2/httpd.conf to include an index.htm entry within the Document Root section.

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    In a hurry, you will need to type in sudo apt-get install apache2, correcting my post above.

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    Console dialog box? Please elaborate.

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    Open a terminal, similar to the DOS dialog box in Windows where you type commands.

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    If you're lazy (like me ) or don't want to configure files, get xampp.

    I think it was made for hosting web servers.
    "Don't think about the work, think about the benefit"

    Leonardo Juszkiewicz

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