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« on: July 12, 2007, 06:47:50 PM »

so i'm getting to the point where i'm going to need dedicated hosting and eventually my own server(s).
i use apache in a local/developemnt enviroment, but as far as hosting my own domains and all that im not comepletly sure where i need to start.
i know relatively little about local networks, dns, security etc. these are all fairly big topics on their own and im looking for something that kind of brings them all together.
if anyone could recomend a good book, websites, or just some kind of trail to follow it would help alot.

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 08:11:54 AM »

Yikes... a good book alone is probably not going to do it, but perhaps a Learn Linux in 24 hours will do the trick. Probably the most cost effective way to get started is by renting a VPS instance of Linux so that you can do whatever you want to it and then throw it away when you are done without committing to a complete box.

Personally, I do not host DNS or Mail any longer - I let my hosts do that - I focus solely on LAMP style boxes that are all behind a firewall. I VPN into them so that I can talk FTP, SSH etc to them, but only port 80 and 443 are allowed through the firewall into the boxes. Having gotten hacked nasty several years ago, I find that this sort of arrangement offers me the best sleep Wink

Post here with your qqs as you go forward... I was a Mac and Windows guy with zero *nix experience about 6 years ago so I understand the conversion headaches.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 12:48:34 PM »

yeah i figured 1 book wouldn't cover it.
im comfortable with linux now, i just know almost nothing about linux + networking.
i found this ubuntu server guide http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/serverguide/C/index.html which, even if it's mostly an install guide it gives me a basic a road map of what i need to cover.
thanks for the reply.
this forum is probably a better place to post linux questions than any linux forum where you just get flamed if you don't know everything and all threads become flame wars.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 12:57:24 PM »

 ROFLMAO well you KNOW that there'll be some good natured flamage here as well.. but it's pretty much in fun.

Post away - there's lots of really smart lurkers here as well as the regulars and everyone's pretty much willing to help.

good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 07:36:03 AM »

It's pretty easy when you get into it, but it does take time messing around with your server that you could be spending making money.Apache, sendmail, mysql php are all pretty basic to install and setup. What caught me for ages was the DNS, couldn't get it working until i discovered tinydns which is idiotproof. I say forget about a book, just jump in and wing it :-) I'd guess that a lot of us here run our own linux servers so there should be always someone to help ya out.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2007, 01:10:20 PM »

there are only a few words & commands you need to know to run a succesful Linux web box.

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yum update

but the following helps.
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cat /var/logs/I_fucked_Up
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