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Help? Want to create a webserver on my own computer

I want to create a webserver on my own computer :) help?

   
12:31 pm on Jan 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi, can someone help me out with this? :)

The thing is, that i want to make my own webserver/site on my own computer, but the problem is i don't know how to do it, but i will give it all its need :) Thanks :)

I know html and php, but its the hole setup, so i have hosted it on my own computer :)

7:38 pm on Jan 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dreamcatcher is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Welcome to WebmasterWorld. :)

Google Xampp. Or Wamp. These are custom built packages that have all you need to create a development environment online.

dc

6:16 pm on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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No dreamcher, he just not mean web development sdk, he means the web server and control panel for server, as we find in web hosting company.
6:20 pm on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, lamp is good option for web server, which u can find at [sourceforge.Net...] , but u also need manage web server for which there is web server control panel, at [cpanel.com...]
6:28 pm on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If youre running your local server on a Windows PC there really isn't a lot of use for a control panel. Most of the server environments come with their own point and click application to start/stop services and carry out any configuration.

On a Linux system a control panel can indeed make your life a lot easier. Webmin is a great tool and best of all its free.

Mack.
7:37 pm on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Beware of your ISP's usage policy. Most of them specifically disallow you from hosting **anything** over a connection meant for Internet access.

Also it is likely not to be an optimum solution in terms of reliability and speed, unless you dedicate the computer to being a server only.
7:59 pm on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I honestly don't recomend hosting a live site from your PC. I think setting up a server can be a great learning experience, but with good web hosting being so cheap these days there aren't many situations where it makes sense to home host.

Here is an article I wrote a while back covering this subject...

[webmasterworld.com...]

Mack.