Hosting From Home
Posted 26 October 2002 - 11:58 AM
1)what software is needed
2)what hardware is needed
3)any websites with this sort of info?
Posted 27 October 2002 - 12:12 AM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 10:16 AM
Hardware: I assume you will be using a 2nd linux box? Any semi-decent computer should work. You will also need a router of some sort since you will be using 2 computers on your boadband connection. This router also needs to be able to forward ports since port 80 is typically blocked for most broadband connections.
Software: Visit http://www.dyndns.org/ and sign up for a dynamic dns account. Then download one of the clients and install it on your windows box. This client will tell the dynamic service what your current IP is so when you go to: http://rudeboy52.homeunix.org:8080/ it knows what IP to use for the lookup.
Sites: Come here as many of us have setup this kind of things and we would be glad to help you out.
Posted 28 October 2002 - 01:07 PM
Basicly i just got my hands on a pIII 550mhz 128meg ram 5 gig scsi hdd
I use a thosiba 1800-400 laptop as my main computer it has an ok spec
im getting a cable line installed and they have told me i can pay for a static ip so thats what im going to do.
i have Win2K pro and Win2k server i was thinking of using 2k server if possible but i will get my hands on linux if you think that would be better.
I have also been reading up on analog x and apache its starting to make sence but i might be barking up the wrong tree completely ! lol
i was going to use the pIII as the server.
so do i need to network the 2 computers and use 1 as the server or somthing like that?
lamens terms would be good i know quite alot about computers in general and i know the basics of networking as i hat to set up my office network because my boss is so cheap and did not want to pay for someone to do it.
but as far as hosing goes im a bit wet behind the ears but im reading lots!
I intend to base the site around hosting from home and making it as siple as possible and once iv got the site up and running i would be very happy to have adds for your sites on there.
Posted 28 October 2002 - 01:09 PM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 03:50 PM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 03:58 PM
What version of linux would you recomend?
iv posted my desk top on the idle chat forum!
Posted 28 October 2002 - 04:43 PM
The place to dl them is down right now, but...you need to dl disk one of each of those. They are iso images so you can burn them from Nero or something. Then you just boot to them cd and setup should start.
Im trying to find you mirror sites for the RH and Mandrake ISO images.
Posted 29 October 2002 - 12:40 PM
Posted 29 October 2002 - 01:11 PM
Would you consider giving me a couple of meg on your server for a month just so i can experiment a bit without having to pay for a whole year! i would pay you for it of course!
np if you would rather not get involved
Posted 30 October 2002 - 01:39 PM
I plan on charging $19.95/mo for our regular hosting package, but will have specials at $14.95/mo and you're welcome to get that one.
Posted 31 October 2002 - 11:31 AM
Posted 02 November 2002 - 07:22 PM
i have apache, a dns forwarding thing and lots of other stuff.
what would be the first step
im using win2k pro at the mo!
any guidence would be good as the dns thing says the domain does not exist?
Posted 02 November 2002 - 07:45 PM
(do i need to do this even when hosting my own site ?)
Posted 02 November 2002 - 11:53 PM
It sounds like you are using mydns.org for your dns servers, so you should be able to just put in your ip and within a few days it'll resolve. Now you do have to let the place you signed up for a domain know what dns servers to link to it. Basically, go back to where you bought the domain, should be some kind of manage link, look for something that says dns or nameservers, and put in the addresses mydns gave you.
Hope that helped.