Web Server At Home--Basic Concepts

Oct 5, 2009

I tried installing Apache and, later on, Wampserver. I also tried looking up this topic in Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site, Using PHP and MySQL.

My goal is to see, on my home computer, how my new Web pages would look as I work on them, and that includes things like includes, which can't be seen on a regular home computer (mine is Vista). Later on, I also expect to play around a lot with PHP.

OK, how am I supposed to do this? Is there a folder on my home computer where these files should be? Do I need to install them on another computer on my home LAN?

I just don't get these first basic steps; I don't know what to look for.

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Basic Server Operation's

Jun 18, 2008

I run my own server me and my friend set up a server and i need to know what all i can do with running a server. Does anyone have any helpful link's?

I need something Basic and down to the Point. I knew a website called (DSLWEBSERVER) But i guess it's down now..

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Dec 30, 2008

so ive had powervps and they i thought they were good well i just got cirtex for my moms small business and we had some issues. the guys at cirtex were very helpful and fixed my mail issues and even offered to give me a free dedicated IP.

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Jul 13, 2008

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However, I've never done that before and have no idea what I would need.

Does anyone have a tutorial of what needs to be installed (OS, software, etc) in order to setup a Windows web server? Doesn't have to have any features other than supporting ASP. And I'd need to be able to access it from the internet via my ISP and a port.

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Mar 4, 2007

This is my list (from my head) of things to install or do on a webhosting server to enhance security (not in any particualr order):

- rkhunter.
- chkrootkit.
- secure /tmp and similars.
- install mod_security.
- install mod_deflate.
- change ssh port.
- disable root login.
- install and tweak apf.
- install bfd.
- setup logwatch.
- add know "bad" IPs to apd list.
- enforce long and secure passwords.
- syctl.conf Hardening
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- System Integrity Monitor
- System Priority
- Process Resource Monitor
- Port Scan Attack Detection
- In php.ini, disable:
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Apr 16, 2008

I understand the risks of not using a datacenter, but for a smallish site to which uptime isn't key, is it possible to get server-quality bandwidth to my house? (No I don't mean like Gigabit, I mean like upwards of 5mbps)? I'd really like to maintain my own server (probably build one).

I live in Milwaukee, so colocation is, AFAIK, out. And while I can save up for and buy a computer every few years, I cannot sustain $80/month. (I am a middle school student. My income isn't exactly regular.)

So the question... can I get an ISP to let me run a server at decent speeds out of my house? Would its costs exceed colocation or that of a dedicated server?

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Mar 15, 2009

I have a spare machine which is fairly fast, i like to know what are the steps to make a web server from home that actually works well, i have a static IP and a fast internet too.

Which operating system works better and any guide to a step by step setup.

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Jun 5, 2008

I want to ask if what are the things needed to establish my own server here at home? What are racks? I did some research but I can't understand it.

What are the things needed? RAM? bandwidth where to get? by the way my location is here in philippines

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Feb 23, 2008

I'm just wondering what the practicalities and problems might be in setting up a web server from home. At the moment we have a 2Mb cable connection but our provider offers a 20Mb connection.

Would it be possible to set up a small hosting business from home with such a connection?

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Aug 13, 2007

I want to run a server from my home, so I find this provider:

and the plan is FastAccess 6MB

so with the plan comes a static IP and I asked theyr support and they say YES , I cant run my own server

so here is my question: is that a good idea and what about the speed?

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Sep 27, 2007

I am currently leasing a VPS and the kbps upload rate is below my upload rate at home, so I am going to save 50 bucks/ month and move it to home.

I plan on using an older dell desktop with 512mb ram. I would like to use this also as sorta a sync host between my laptop and desktop. I would like to be able to sync certain folders and files which would be stored on the server. I also obviously need to have ftp access, smtp (no knowledge of this area), mysql, php, etc. My big question is which OS should I use? I have fiddled around had a local copy of my site working on my main desktop in windows using apache. Should I stick with windows or would I be better served using a linux distro such as ubuntu? I currently have a static IP address at home. How do I handle the nameservers?

Another thing is how easily can I manage things like emails and subdomains?

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Sep 30, 2009

So I have designed some software for my brother who owns a business and needed a website to manage his clients and send emails to them and stuff. Right now we are using Hostmonster, which has been pretty good so far.

He was talking to me how it would be nice to be able to email the website and have the site automatically store the information in these emails into a database for information regarding his clients, which I know is possible, but not on a shared host it seems. I have tested my own email receiving script on a test server on my computer and it works fine. So we are continually finding our limits with a shared host. We have been looking into dedicated hosting, but as you all know its quite a price jump to go from $7 a month to $200+.

I got thinking and remembered that my dad has always had a business web plan from our ISP at home (cause he likes fast internet), which according to there website serves 1Mbps upload speed. We also have 2-3 old computers sitting at home that we don't use anymore (2)2ghz pentium 4 Dells and a 3.0ghz+ Pentium 4 HP. I was thinking we could probably just plug one of those into the router, forward some ports and have our own server up and running. For now we would only host this software I made for my bro, which is used by only 4 people, and that's not even at the same time usually. So there is very little load to deal with. But in the future we may put a few other sites that we have in mind which would use PHP and MySQL quite a bit.

I was just curious what some of your opinions were on creating a home server. I was looking at Ubuntu Server edition as a possibility, or XAMPP since all my machines are Windows XP. One machine doesn't work cause the hard drive is out, so if I use that I would probably have to put Ubuntu on it. Any suggestions on good server software would be great! I believe the business web plan my dad has also comes with a static IP as well, so that will help. Look forward to hearing your suggestions!

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Apr 15, 2009

I wanna host my website from home.But i dont know to much about it.Can you help me or give me some link where i can find Guides?Im using Uniform Server btw...but i dont know what next? Main goal for me is to setup server,,and i need definitive guide!

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Oct 28, 2009

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iam haveing centos 5.4 with vmware

need 2mpbs for testing it be good i think so

but only i haveing issue is ip(iam useing dynamic ips

it anyway to test as local server with dynamic ips?

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Oct 10, 2009

I am running windows 7 Ultimate.

I have installed Apache, PHP and MySQL cus they are |33t.

I am using free dns.. the domain name is PowerfulPlacement.com

localhost WORKS

PowerfulPlacement.com does not work... Here is my VirtualHost in my httpd.conf..

ServerName powerfulplacement.com
ServerPath D:/www
DocumentRoot "D:/www/"
<directory D:/www/>
allow from all

I dont know why powerfulplacement.com isn't working. I remember in linux I had to start up named or dns or something for it to work but I'm not quit sure with Windows.

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I am mainly using asp.net2.0 (C#, VB) for programming), so I need the server pc meets the requirement for that.

Would you please let me know where to find those information such as minim requirement for the hardware, also related software?

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Feb 19, 2008

In the future I'm thinking of running a web server from my residential house.

I currently have rogers cable , but they do not allow you to run a server from their residential internet connection.

Does anyone run a server from their house? What kind of internet connection do you have?

I'm guessing most people don't do this because they find out it cost way to much to get a special connection ran to their house. Colocation might be the only way to go.

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Feb 17, 2008

im going to be setting up a basic linux server in my home to host a small family website, i plan to use centos or debian, but was wondering what other things would i need to get my server online,

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Jun 24, 2008

ive got a windows server 2003 enterprise edition server at home and i have 8 static ip addresses that came with my adsl broadband

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Sep 8, 2007

Ive recently inherited a decent desktop pc and am wondering if its feasable to run it as a web server from my home to serve pages from a few small websites. I know some about setting up a web server with linux and think i could get it going in theory but am wondering if a home pc setup would be reliable enough in this situation....?

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I'm going to set up a streaming server at home, since I think streaming hosting is very expensive, so I would rather to spend my money in a good home connection.

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I have a home CentOS server and here is my issue

When I try to connect to it via SSH its laggy and often times out. I also notice packet loss.

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May 4, 2007

whats up fellers, i'm attempting to point my design site name from whm, to my home i.p address by changing the i.p in whm dns zone editor. I'm doing this because its just so much easier to copy an ad, or web site or whatever i do to the server via my home network so the client can see the project pretty much in realtime (some ads are like 800mb) . ALSO i'm trying to set up exchange so my motorola q will have realtime email.

Anyway, so "mysite.com -A record -i.p.addy" Now the site comes up.. and i get emails.. but i cant 'send' any emails and windows server is telling me i have a non existing domain name.

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I have had major problems with connecting to my shared hosting space from my home. Sometimes I can only view one page before it times out and other times I can not view any pages.

I have tried tracert, which seemed fine and there is no problem accessing the IP from any other location, only my house.

Has anyone got any ideas of what I could do? If I can not figure it out I am either going to have to get another ISP or move all my web sites.

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I've had a web server set up for a while at home to do some testing. I can view the site locally using my IP but all relative paths of CSS or images on the html page (eg /something/title.gif) don't show up. Bizarrely, if I go to[url], they appear!

Anyone know what the issue may be? The "DocumentRoot" value in Apache conf is pointing to the correct folder.

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My network manager says that it would be a security risk to the other computers on the network if I were to have the server running on the network. The server would be connected to a netgear wireless router and I would have ports 80 and 21 opened just for the internal ip address of the server. (for example, the server is on, and I had just the two ports open for it, while there were computers on and

The netgear router has a firewall built into it. Each of the other computers on the network have software firewalls. I would not have a firewall on the server, and I really don't care if someone hacks it. So, what at worst could happen? Would the other computers be at risk?

If you are a professional, I want your opinion also.

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Once I will have my server up and runnings, do you think it is possible to setup a ddos protection software/hardware ? If it's possible, do you have recommendation/lead for me so I can start looking at ?

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