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Need help building a web server
« on: 21 Oct 2014, 04:40 »

A friend of mine asked me to help her build and run a web server and online directory as a replacement for her old system. I told her I'd look into it and if it's easy enough, I'd do it for her.

As it's a web server for a student council, they want that server to host both their website and act as an online directory they can store stuff on.

What do I need? How do I install it? Is it easy enough that a complete amateur (albeit one with computer skills) can do it even though he's never done it before?

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Re: Need help building a web server
« Reply #1 on: 21 Oct 2014, 04:49 »

Even though I don't like those all-in-one solutions, probably the keyword to search for is LAMPP/XAMPP. It stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP. Which is pretty much what you want. Then you might look into Owncloud.
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Re: Need help building a web server
« Reply #2 on: 21 Oct 2014, 04:52 »

Depending on what kind of hosting you aim for, you might find the preconfigured installs and virtual machines at Bitnami interesting.
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Re: Need help building a web server
« Reply #3 on: 21 Oct 2014, 07:09 »

Even though I don't like those all-in-one solutions, probably the keyword to search for is LAMPP/XAMPP. It stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP. Which is pretty much what you want. Then you might look into Owncloud.
Speaking from experience XAMPP is a pretty good point to start from. Didn't take long to set it up and it was fairly easy to install everything we wanted to do with it, which in our case was an FTP-Server including a custom built web-interface and several game servers. It's definitly worth looking into.
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