HowTo make a server (Apache)

Dell Dimension 4600
May 30, 2006 at 17:54:22
Specs: Windows XP Business Editi, 3.2 Ghz/ 2G

I am a complete newbie when it comes to making an http server. I have no clue where to start or what to use or how to do it. The only thing i have heard is that Apache is good software to use for it. Do you guys have any tutorial links i could go to, or tell me how to do this, exactly... The reason i am doing this is so i can host some audio files for an RSS channel (to my PSP)

Thanks,
Bobby

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#1
May 31, 2006 at 07:15:38

Hi, if it's just for that, why don't you just activate your IIS? It's a lot easier than installin apache.

look in control panel -> add/remove programs -> add remove windows component -> (expand) internet information service -> (check) worldwideweb service.

Have the CD ready and click next next next

Then assuming your port 80 isn't blocked by your ISP, you can tell people to type http://youripaddress/ to access files in your c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ (you can delete all files in this folder safely, otherwise it'll have some confsing pre-built website)

Then you can play with the settings in: (right click) MyComputer -> Manage -> services & applications

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#2
May 31, 2006 at 08:41:55

I've used IIS in that past, but now use apache and IMO apache is much better and is easy to install/setup.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/platform/windows.html


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#3
May 31, 2006 at 09:57:35

Could you explain the "look in control panel -> add/remove programs -> add remove windows component -> (expand) internet information service -> (check) worldwideweb service." part a little more in detail because i couldnt find the windows component in add/remove programs section

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#4
May 31, 2006 at 10:20:59

Replied your e-mail, if it's not there then it's probably a different windows version.

About Apache, I also an apache fan. My home webserver is also apache right now. But IIS is more native to XP than apache, like the management console, etc., that's what I like about it :D

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