October 30, 2007 RENU

  1. If you have multiple computers that share files, you may wish to set up a home server. You’ll be able to access files from any of the computers, and you can store and back up files in a common location.
  2. To prevent your server from crashing, you should perform a load test on your server. A load test allows you to see exactly how many simultaneous web users can access your server without delays.
  3. Sometimes, you need to transfer your UNIX server files to a Window-based server.
  4. Telnet is a very unsecure protocol and passes passwords in plain text, you should disable this – but only do so after you have setup SSH and it works afterwards. Having a Firewall (APF) is a must have
  5. If you’d like to test code you have written, you may want to set up a home development server. This way, you can see how the code responds to user traffic without having to use a live server
  6. With a home-based Web server, you can host your own Web site, file server or blog on your own terms.
  7. If you have a home computer that functions as a Web server, you may want to set up multiple domains. This may sound complicated, but you can do it with a little bit of knowledge and some software.
  8. To set up server, make a list of the hardware u’ll need to buy ur home server. An older comp is the ideal centerpiece for this type of project. You will also want a multi-core processor, as much RAM as u can afford, a router & a high-capacity/high-speed hard drive. Decide whether your current Internet service can provide enough bandwidth to suit your needs. Keep in mind that many ISP services have limits on the amount of traffic you are allowed each month. Decide which operating system you are going to use for your home web server. Windows 2000, NT or XP will suffice for most home Web servers.

    Shut down any software firewalls you have running and install an HTTP server program such as Apache HTTP Server.

    Configure your HTTP server software to share documents or applications from the correct folder on the computer. To do this, you will have to edit the following file: C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf.

    Locate and edit the httpd.conf file as follows (example given would share your music folder)
    #DocumentRoot “C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs”
    DocumentRoot “C:/Larry/My Music”
    #<Directory “C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs”>
    <Directory “C:/Larry/My Music”> .

    Locate the command line “AllowOverride None” and change it to: “AllowOverride All.” Save the httpd.conf file. Create a password to protect your Web server.


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  • 1. CowDir  |  November 1, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Pretty awesome article. Thanks! – CowDir

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