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    What Does Networking Do?

    I have installed LAMP via Syn. Pkg. Mgr. When restarted Apache2 I see an error msg. in the terminal and on trying to resolve that problem by reading previous posts and pages, I find I am too ignorant of what needs doing.

    From what I have learned I need to point the Apache2 server (hereafter server) to (by way of example)

    example.com

    The error message refers to line 237 in apache2.conf file. Line 237 is:

    # Include the virtual host configurations:
    Include sites-enabled/

    These are the advantages I hope to have by LAMP.

    1 - to run VnStat in a gui to see bandwidth usage on this network of 3 (wifi connected) computers.

    2 - to serve a 100kilobyte .mp3 file to a weblog (blogger.com)

    3 - to have a MythTV media center

    Does LAMP do all this, as long as VnStat, and MythTV is installed? is the "Include sites-enabled/" to read (for example)

    unidentifiedparty.com

    or

    www.unidentifiedparty.com

    or

    http://www.unidentifiedparty.com

    and I'm lost as to what to ask about a gui for VnStat as I'm looking at my computer's network bandwidth usage and not a device or network outside this one. So:

    vnstat.com

    and as above iterations?

    LASTLY: I would like to begin by getting VnStat running. The other parts can wait. If I can understand the "single default virtual host" I can move on to adding more. Trying to post intelligent questions, when I have no idea of what I'm doing is the reason that this post is in Absolute Beginner's Section, as I thought about putting it in Networking.
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    Re: What Does Networking Do?

    You'll get there, but some basic knowledge seems to be missing.

    http://blog.jdpfu.com/2010/11/05/wha...ave-a-web-site can help a little. Hopefully that is clear enough to get you started.
    I don't know anything at all about the specific programs you've listed like VnStat, sorry. Never heard of it. My router tracks connection information for every device on the LAN, not just 1 computer.

    A basic understanding of networking will be needed too, but DNS, registrars and IP addressing basic understanding are more important at this point.

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    Re: What Does Networking Do?

    I had a look at the 'blog and thanks for that. I have purchased a .com. And http://www.unidentifiedparty.com/ is up on the 'net. Let me try this another way. I want a working LAMP configuration. Currently Apache2 is giving errors. Two actually. The first I wrote about above, in this post, the 2nd is about a missing </VirtualHost> being missing. I'm trying to learn and fix this one problem at a time. I've learned that the apache2 "example.com" filled. I am now trying to understand what I must change within that file to make it work for my particular applications. Can you point me to a page or two for a beginner?
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    Re: What Does Networking Do?

    http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...ntu-11.04-lamp can help.
    I'm not convinced that the guide creates a secure server when everything is done, however.

    LAMP only provides the base stack, not any specific applications and definitely NOT MythTV which is completely unrelated to LAMP. I suppose the MySQL install could be used for both MythTV needs and whatever web-applications you need. Be certain to use a different DB if you do that.

    If your PC has enough CPU and RAM, it might be a good idea to look into virtualization to split drastically different programs up. This can be very important for internet facing applications like most web-apps want for security reasons. MythTV doesn't need to be internet facing at all and probably needs to be closer to the computer hardware - depending on the tuner card you have. I run a TV recording virtual machine, thanks to a network-based tuner device that doesn't use PCI slots to any PC here.

    And just for clarification - a web "virtual host" is different from a "virtual machine." Completely different technologies.
    Last edited by TheFu; August 1st, 2013 at 08:30 AM. Reason: expanded greatly.

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