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I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people
have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/

to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.

All help would be appreciated


Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Steevo" <ge*@uk2k.nospa m.com>:
I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people
have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/

to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.

All help would be appreciated

Look here, <http://www.apachefrien ds.org/index-en.html>
I did a complete full automagic install in about 2 min., after that
the I read the intropage and just clicked a few times more (5 min.?)
in order to auto-activate some details and all was ready and working,
incl. the time to make some shortcuts on my desktop.
No path to adjust, no nothing of all that difficult stuff.

John OO
--

<http://webcel.nl/>
<http://www.webcel.nl/bayshop/shop/bayshop.html>

"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once"
- John Archibald Wheeler -
Jul 20 '05 #2
Steevo schrieb:

I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people
have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/

to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.

All help would be appreciated


Do yourself and the internet at large a huge favour and don't run your
own server - go to one of the many affordable and security-savvy hosting
providers instead.
Matthias
Jul 20 '05 #3
Steevo wrote:
I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people
have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/

to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.


If you scroll down you'll find a lot of information about what the different
files are for.

Basically the choice comes down to:

MSI or Exe? (which is dependent on what your version of windows supports)
SSL or not? (Do you want to serve secure pages?)
1.x series or 2.x series?
Source code or no source code? (Probably not)
Debugging symbols? (Probably not)

The other files are there so you can ensure you have downloaded what you
wanted without it being damaged.

--
David Dorward http://dorward.me.uk/
Jul 20 '05 #4
Steevo wrote:
I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people
have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/

to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.

All help would be appreciated


You should get apache_2.0.47-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi (get
apache_2.0.47-win32-x86-no_ssl.exe instead, if you don't have Windows
Installer). If you're paranoid, also get the PGP signature or MD5 hash;
see http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi#verify for details.

Questions about servers on Windows should be directed at
comp.infosystem s.www.servers.ms-windows
Jul 20 '05 #5
Thanks John, David and Keith for all your help!! Thank you Keith also for
alerting me to the fact that there was a specific newsgroup for server q's -
I will endeavour to use that in future.
Many thanks again

Jul 20 '05 #6
On Thu, 04 Sep 2003 20:09:05 +0200, Matthias Gutfeldt <wo***@gmx.at >
wrote:
Steevo schrieb:

I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people
have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/

to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.

All help would be appreciated


Do yourself and the internet at large a huge favour and don't run your
own server - go to one of the many affordable and security-savvy hosting
providers instead.


I don't think I'd go that far, but I would certainly advise not putting
it online until you've spent a *considerable* amount of time - probably
100 hours or more - reading up on security issues and putting the
lessons into practice.

I run Apache myself for test purposes - but it's configured to only
accept requests from my local system and is normally not running anyway.

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #7
"Steevo" <ge*@uk2k.nospa m.com> wrote in news:bj7so6$8hh $1
@newsg2.svr.pol .co.uk:
I am hoping to run a small website from a server in my house. Many people have suggested I use Apache web server and pointed me to:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/
See http://www.opensa.org/

Apart from having to roll your own openssl.cnf file
and create a dummy Apache.pm to get mod_perl2 to work with CGI.pm
it works very well.
to download the installer. There are so many different files here I am
totally unsure which one(s) I need in order to host my website.
The above is a windows .msi file that installs quickly and reasonably
quickly.
All help would be appreciated


Stephen Poley's advice regarding security must be heeded.

You have to ensure a minimum level of security.

See http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/33061.html
as example of what happens when you ignore basic
security principles.

RW

p.s.
You dont live in california do you? :-)

Jul 20 '05 #8

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