I just set up a LAMP web server with the following specifications:
2. Apache 2.2.0
3. MySQL Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.18, for redhat-linux-gnu (i386) using readline 5.0
4. PHP 5.1.2.
5. Static IP address
6. Two mirrored drives
I also have set up the main site from where users can access reports and update information to the MySQL server. So far, so good. My main problem is the way the users access the web site. They just type in the server's IP address and off they go. I would like for them to type in a name instead. I tried to do so by using the GUI provided by Fedora to change the HTTP settings, but I only ended up screwing httpd.conf. Luckily, I had a backup. How do I do this? I thought that by adding a hostname to the server under Network settings would be enough. I'm already reading http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/vhosts/index.html
to get a better understanding of all of this, I would just like for some Experts to give me some advice. One more thing, in order to make the web page accessible to others in the network, I had to flush the iptables. Is this good practice?