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Newbie Q: My first web server

Posted on 1998-06-18
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I'm just wondering what are the components (hardware and
software) to make up a web site.  I would like to setup one
myself, just wondering what kind of hardware and software
do I need besides learning the HTML languages.  
(e.g. machine type?? OS?? database RDMBS?? Network
software??)   Thanks.
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It depends a lot on what you want to do with your website.

First of all you will "need" a browser, to see what you have made.

Then, in the simplest form you can read your HTML files from your harddisk, you won't be able to use CGI then, but CGI seems not the thing to start with.
If you want to put your result on internet, you can use one of the many places that offer free webspace.

If you want a bit more (CGI), you'll need to install a webserver on your machine. The hardware/software needed for that depends mostly on the number of visitors. I have run a webserver on a standalone 386/windows 3.1 system (so i was the only user). Recently I have tried to find this webserver on the web, but i could not find it anymore.

If you use Win95, you can install PWS (Personal Web Server), to be downloaded from the microsoft site. It has many possibilities, including ASP, but as the name states it is meant for "personal use".

If you really want your machine to be connected to the internet permanently (or use it for an intranet), then you should use WINNT or UNIX as OS and chose one of the webservers available for these platforms (there are many of them). Hardware is needed according to the number of visitors you expect.




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