"If you have ever wanted to set up a Linux-based Web server
but aren't sure how to get started, this article is for you!
In this first of two parts we'll cover the basic steps to
installing a Linux system including the software packages for
operating a Web server. The second part will discuss
server-specific configuration in more detail."
"In addition to the basic components of Linux, we'll be
installing and configuring the Apache Web server, a PostgreSQL
database server, Perl, and PHP-a server-side scripting language.
These are all very popular, robust, and powerful tools that greatly
contribute to the effectiveness of Linux-based servers."
"Because we'll be giving detailed instructions and examples, we
have to select a specific Linux distribution for this article. For
no reason other than its overwhelming popularity, we'll be using
Red Hat (version 7.0). You can easily choose another distribution,
applying a bit of common sense to translate the examples shown here
into appropriate actions."
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