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i need a web or book that can give me step by step in make a web server and mail server with pic of how to do it or any software that dose it for me.

 
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by:timothyha22
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Hello,

For a web server you could use apache. It is fairly simple to set up. Here is a link of the homepage you can download and get instructions for setting it up here.

http://httpd.apache.org/

As for a mail server you could use sendmail. Here is a link to their website.

http://www.sendmail.org/

Once you get that installed you can install webmin. This makes it simple to administrate threw a webpage.

http://www.webmin.com/


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You'll find the tutorials buried several pages down on that Apache site quoted above:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/tutorials.html

Here are some more good web tutorials on Apache:
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/230
http://www.kplug.org/apache_tutorial/

For email, I would suggest that you NOT attempt sendmail if you are new to Linux- it's a very steep learning curve.  Try postfix instead: it's fast, flexible and scalable, but best of all mere mortals like me can configure it from scratch.
http://www.postfix.org/
http://www.postfix.org/docs.html

It now comes standard with Red Hat Linux, and some others.

Webmin is a good idea, and note that postfix support comes standard with webmin.

If you prefer reading really long docs on paper, not web, try this book:
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runux3/

It covers lots of in-between issues that you'll need to get your server up and running, like configuring the network settings, managing your disks, maintaining permissions, backups, etc.

You might also consider whether you really want to run it by yourself.  Could you do it cheaper and quicker by going to an internet service provider or hosting company?  Many will hand you almost complete control over a virtual server, after
they've set it up.
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by:livepclive
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i already have a vir server but i need more space

ok i will try the page and let you know
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by:webwab
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hello,

why not try Craig Hunt library series...or find some books preview at www.amazon.com, under books then computers section. hope this help.
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all the infor i need was there thank a lot
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