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pratstercs
December 16th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Hi,
I am a newbie to Ubuntu and I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop.
I have a internet connected Ubuntu desktop and I would like to turn this into a web host accessable from anywhere, prefrably using IP addresses rather than DNS/Domains. A Step by step guide would be really appreciated.
Thanks,
Da Pratsta
Web Designer

CrucifiedEgo
December 16th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Give this a read: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP

Iowan
December 17th, 2008, 04:30 AM
The "accessible from anywhere" requirement means you'll need to set up port forwarding on your router. You'll also need either a static web-reachable IP address, or use a service like no-ip or dyndns (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicDNS).

userkiller
February 7th, 2009, 03:17 AM
The "accessible from anywhere" requirement means you'll need to set up port forwarding on your router. You'll also need either a static web-reachable IP address, or use a service like no-ip or dyndns (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicDNS).

what the diffrents betwen server and desktop for webhosting.

R.Bucky
February 7th, 2009, 06:32 AM
some would argue that the server edition is more secure and requires fewer resources - they are correct. however, if someone does not know all of the terminal commands for all functions, a GUI setup works well. I hosted my own server for the first year using Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop (GUI) with no problems. It made the learning curve that much faster. I still use the GUI version for my server. However, all of my updates and page editing I accomplish using other computers on my network. Can't say that I really use the GUI too much these days.