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    Installing Server Software

    ok I know how to do javascript, html, css and non server side scripting and i iwanna go futher but i need a server and i heard i can turn my extra home computer into a server please tell me if this is true if it is please tell me how i can do this thank you.
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    Yes you can.

    Most people would recommend using Apache, it's free, and most websites will be using it.

    You need the Win32 binary MSI installer (supposing you are running Windows) - which doesn't seem to exist for 2.2 so you'll have to get 2.0.55 here.

    Make sure you read the guide on installing on Windows.

    It's fairly easy to set up but any problems and I'm sure we can help.
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    You need the Win32 binary MSI installer (supposing you are running Windows) - which doesn't seem to exist for 2.2 so you'll have to get 2.0.55 here.

    I don't get this part.

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    ok I hope that will help when I get back to my house to try (man I hate school) but in the mean time do you know of a site that i can read about this. Update: OK so im reading the how to install to windows and i want to know so i need windows nt or can i use xp pro.
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    Just read the documentation, http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/platform/windows.html . Yes you can run it on XP Pro.

    Apache will allow you to host your html files yourself but to get things like PHP (if you are wanting to learn that?), you will need to install that seperately.

    Since you are new to the whole server side setting up etc, I've had a thought, and would highly recommend using XAMPP.

    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

    XAMPP contains Apache (2.2.0), MySQL (5.0.18), PHP (5.1.1) and phpMyAdmin (2.7.0-pl1).

    It's VERY easy to set up - all done for you, and will give you all of the above to play with, without you having to worry about installing each one seperately and then getting them to work together.

    Have a read through the documentation at http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html .

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    Hey sweet thanks I will try to figure it out and if I need help I will ask yes i do eventaualy want to learn to do PHP but thats a little advanced. So if I know html, css and javascript what would you recommend going to next i was thinking of trying perl/cgi.

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    I know a little PHP, and not really any Perl - but I have a feeling they are both about the same level. I would say start learning PHP - so many tutorials out there (you'll notice the PHP section here has far more posts than the Perl section...) that it's fairly easy to learn the basics.

    Just install XAMPP and hopefully you'll be able to experiment with Perl (yes, XAMPP contains that too!) and PHP and see which you prefer, but as I said, I would personally go for PHP.

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    Ok well thanks for your help like I said if I need help with the XAMPP I will ask you.

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    By the way, you might want to change the thread title to something more suitable such as 'Installing Server Software'; keeps the mods happy.

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    Ok I changed the tite to 'Installing Server Software'.

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    hey so i got it install on my computer but how do i put files to host them and how do i get to them and also can i acsses them from a different computer on the same network.

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    Files should be in C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs.

    To access them on the Internet you should use your IP eg. 127.0.0.1 (it won't be that), you can access them from the same computer by using http://localhost (or http://127.0.0.1).

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    how do i find my ip is it 192.168.0.8 or is that a local thing in my network

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    That's your network's computer address.

    Go to http://www.whatismyip.com/


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