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How To Build A Linux Web Server With An Old Computer [Part 1]

Nov 08, 2010, 03:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Drager)


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"Interested in learning about Linux or running a home web server? Installing Linux on a spare old computer is a pretty easy thing to do these days with many consumer friendly distributions such as Ubuntu and Mint Linux. After getting up and running you will have a platform for hosting your website in-house either for development or to self-host a website.

"This how-to article is broken down into 4 major steps: 1. Acquire an old computer, 2. Install Operating system, 3. Set up the application web server software (Apache, PHP, MySQL), and 4. Reaching the computer from the internet.

"Acquire an Old Computer

"Linux is a versatile operating system in that it can be run on the slowest of PCs, at least in command line mode. For simplicity's sake, we are going to be running Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meercat" which was just released and reviewed by Justin."

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