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How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:01 PM

Hi everybody,
I am working with a company that deals with backup and storage. However I have been given the task of creating a website that must run on our local server and be accessible on the LAN.I'm not sure how to go about this. I need your help in choosing the right softwares for creating the website and also for hosting it. All machines run Windows 2000. Hoping for a reply very soon. Thank You.
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:19 PM

View PostAj28, on 11 Jan, 2008 - 05:01 PM, said:

Hi everybody,
I am working with a company that deals with backup and storage. However I have been given the task of creating a website that must run on our local server and be accessible on the LAN.I'm not sure how to go about this. I need your help in choosing the right softwares for creating the website and also for hosting it. All machines run Windows 2000. Hoping for a reply very soon. Thank You.

http://www.apache.org/
Best of luck!
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:42 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 11 Jan, 2008 - 05:19 PM, said:

View PostAj28, on 11 Jan, 2008 - 05:01 PM, said:

Hi everybody,
I am working with a company that deals with backup and storage. However I have been given the task of creating a website that must run on our local server and be accessible on the LAN.I'm not sure how to go about this. I need your help in choosing the right softwares for creating the website and also for hosting it. All machines run Windows 2000. Hoping for a reply very soon. Thank You.

http://www.apache.org/
Best of luck!





I haven't started anything in this regard, so I cannot put any code here. what do you suggest. any tips?
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:44 PM

You'll have to download web-server software, & install it. Once it's configured (follow the readme) it will offer the web-server via port 80 (or another port if you define it). If you want it available to the world, you'll need to forward port 80 requests to that machines ip address.
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:56 PM

Thankx. I've downloaded Apache, but am not getting an option to install it (no setup file). you have however my question about hosting the website. any suggestions on the designing front, i.e any SW for creating the webpages.
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 11 January 2008 - 07:26 PM

Hi.

On computers with Win you can use IIS and other, but Apache is the leader.
Do you intend to use server-scripting language or you'll need only static content ?.

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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:47 AM

I will be using Server Scripting Language.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:14 AM

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I will be using Server Scripting Language.

Then you'll want to install PHP as well.
Or something else that can execute server-side. like ASP.
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:42 PM

Aj28 you could look into Aprelium's Abyss Web Server, its super easy to set up and configure and would work well for a basic intranet site. X1 is free for download and it offers basic features like PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, ASP.NET, and Ruby on Rails support.

Check it out at http://www.aprelium.com/
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Re: How to Create and Host a website on a LAN

Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:06 PM

Thanks a lot Marko. I'll give it a try and get back if i have any doubts. Thanks once again.
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