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How to make a server?

Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:26 AM

How do I make my own server and what are the h/w or s/w requirements for that?
What are the procedures to make a server?
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Re: How to make a server?

Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:11 AM

A server for what? Media sharing? File sharing? Web hosting? You can make a server out of most PC hardware.. toss on something like ubuntu or windows home server and off you go.
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Re: How to make a server?

Posted 22 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

I want to make my own website, that means it is a web hosting server!
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Re: How to make a server?

Posted 22 October 2011 - 09:34 PM

View PostVeronicas, on 22 October 2011 - 10:26 AM, said:

How do I make my own server and what are the h/w or s/w requirements for that?

There really are no hard ware requirements for making a webserver.

Simply download & install your choice of webserver software, forward ports 80 & 443 from your router, configure the software, & you are done. By default the software will have it's own "hello world" to prove it's running. Also the software will have it's own documentation.

If you are wanting to use Windows you should look for IIS or Apache.

If you are wanting to use Linux or Unix, then you want to use Apache or nginx.

Your biggest hurdle is going to be your ISP. You will need to verify that they allow traffic on port 80. 2ndly your likely going to have residential service, so your ip address will change. You'll want to use a service such as no-ip to auto update your dns records.

** Topic moved to web servers & hosting **
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Re: How to make a server?

Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:57 AM

You sound to me like a beginner.
Let me point you towards some hosting sites, that are free. Just so you don't have to stress. I'm not being mean, this is how I started.

000Webhost, My favorite, No ads, Good service, Fast Support and tons of bandwith.

Zymic, Annoying Error 404, Alright sub-domain/s. NO forced ads, but some ads are optional

Free hosting cloud, Long Sub-domain, Some Ads

Bammz. Ad free, Unlimited.

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Re: How to make a server?

Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:31 PM

When friends ask me how they can get started running there own web hosting I usually point to
"The Perfect Server" Tutorials. These teach you how to set up everything from the operating
system to apache, mysql, php, and more.

The Perfect Server Tutorial

It's similar to how I got started.
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