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How do I set up a server?


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SOORENA

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Hi all!

I was just wondering how can I turn my Linux machine into a server? I have a lot of pics and I made a webpage that I want to make available to everyone so that they can see my pics as well. I copied the files to my public_html and I have a root index.html file that leads to other pages but I can't seem to be able to run localhost to test it. Anyone know why? Also I am noobie with Linux so none of those tutorials on Google helped. When I type in my address it leads to my routers page, which is very weird. Even in windows when I tried to set up Apache server I had everything running with localhost but as soon as I entered my IP I was redirected to my router's page. I know that there are websites that I can upload my pics to and then make a website there but i have a lot of pics and I can't do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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go into your router's configuration and set up port forwarding. you need to forward port 80 on your external IP to port 80 on your linux box. also, make sure your ISP allows you to run a server. they might have blocked port 80. mine does.
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