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Diz
11-15-2001, 11:30 AM
How do I do this and what do I need to run it. Would like to host an intranet/internet sites. Plesae give step by step. Thanks http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Ghost_Hacker
11-15-2001, 01:33 PM
I would install some version of Linux. Then install the Apache web server. ( which is included with most distros)

Go here for documentation on the Apache web server.
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/


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Diz
11-15-2001, 03:34 PM
What's the best version?

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Ghost_Hacker
11-15-2001, 04:50 PM
Hmmm...... you might want to start another thread on that one. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

I use Redhat, but it's not very secure out of the box.
Other's seem to like Mandrake and SuSE.


FreeBSD is another version of Unix and is said to be very secure out of the box . FreeBSD is what most commercial web sites are using. I've never used it so don't know how easy this one is to install and operate. But if you want the best, this is proably the one.

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Diz
11-16-2001, 04:23 PM
Ghost can I put Red Hat or any other Unix OS on my pc with Windows 98? (Dual OS). I would like to be able to switch to one to the other.

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Ghost_Hacker
11-17-2001, 05:55 PM
Yes, you can. The easiest way to dual boot a Windows/*nix box is to have the Unix OS boot from a floppy rather then from the hard drive. I would also have some unpartitioned space on the hard drive ( or just add another drive) before installing your *nix distro.

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