View Full Version : Fiesty desktop + Server = Possible?

June 13th, 2007, 10:04 PM
hey guys, this is jacob2440 from the IRC chats.

I posted this under the server section of the whole communuty but thought I would throw it in here. I don't have access to an IRC chat client while I am at work.

I have fiesty on my laptop, and I have just finished working on a website. I have a couple buddies that are working on the project with me, and want to view it and make changes to the site. I have a domain registered for the site, but I want to host it myself. I have a machine that will eventually be the main server for the site, but its being repaired right now (too many projects, GAH!).

Is there any way I can use something on my lap top that will allow the site to be hosted, I know that windows has one, but I dont have a machine with windows on it (thank god). I wasn't sure if Mysql is what I need to just host the site, or do I need more. And can it be run on linux?

I will ask about this again later tonight on the IRC chat, but thought I would ask here too.


June 13th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Apache, mySQL, PHP5 and you are up and running :)

June 13th, 2007, 10:19 PM
LAMP (stated above)

Is your personal connection giving you a dynamic or static IP? That's your tricky part.

June 13th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Its through Cox, I am 99% sure that it is static (non-changing)

Sweet I had a LAMP on an old box, and I didnt know that you could do that with linux desktop version.

DX 00
June 14th, 2007, 08:22 PM
Here is a link on how to install a LAMP server with Ubuntu:

Here is how to install Apache:

For PHP:

For MySQL:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty#How_to_install_MYSQL_for_Apache_HTTP _Server

July 16th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Hey, it's martyd215 from IRC. I did the exact same thing with my cox connection (previously, it's now comcast as Imoved) and it sucked. I know your plan decides whether you get a static IP or dynamic IP (having to do with businesses) but if you do have a dynamic IP, then take a gander at http://www.zoneedit.com/. I have a python script that I use as one of my startup scripts that will update my IP with them during the occasional reboot.

Anyway. Just throwing in my two cents.

July 16th, 2007, 02:46 PM
If you're willing to shell in a few bucks, check to see if Speakeasy is available in your area. They've got static IPs and great connections.

August 13th, 2007, 08:24 PM
You may also want to be wary of the user agreement you sign with COX. Depending on the contract/agreement you may not be legally allowed to host the site yourself over that connection.

I'm not saying you can't do it I am just saying that you could run into trouble should they find out.

Just letting you know.