Turning a computer into a server
Posted 13 April 2004 - 08:44 PM
Posted 13 April 2004 - 08:59 PM
Posted 13 April 2004 - 09:01 PM
good luck with it and maybe the mods can help you out.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 04:40 PM
It's actually quite easy to set up a server. Definatley harder than installing Windows, but something an advanced user can handle with out too much trouble. Start by installing a distribution of Linux, then install Apache, etc. I've done it, but there are other forums that can probably provide much more help than we can.
Is this for use on your own network, or for access on the Internet? If it's for open access to the Internet I'd seriously reconsider. It takes some sys admin knowledge to properly configure, patch, and keep a server hacker free. Otherwise you're a sitting duck, waiting for someone to hijack your bandwidth, or use it to serve spam. Consider a hosting package instead.
Posted 15 April 2004 - 08:58 AM
Posted 15 April 2004 - 09:27 AM
BTW, "good and cheap" is usually an oxymoron Good and free, is about impossible to find nowadays.
Here's some more hosting companies that have good reputations--and are cheap.