I am A newbie I need Help^__^

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Unknown_X, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. hairydog2

    hairydog2 New Member

    I can't see any advantage in using the paid-for Clark Connect over the free SME Server from http://www.contribs.org
  2. Unknown_X

    Unknown_X New Member

    I am Confused I dont Know where 2 start???

    I need some one who Explains what do I need 2 have a webserver...

    I mean from hardware to software and what is better as well as Do I need a router?what are the router uses?what is the best linux ver. should I use.....Fedora Core, Suse or Red Hat?, what are the best ways 2 manage it (Webserver) plus Should I need a reg.ed Domain name in order to start?, Can I regester My Own Domain name from my server? lots lots Of Questions in my mind but these were Part 1?

    I am Really REALLY sorry about that Much Of Questions but as I told You that I am an XTREME Newbie :shy:

    Sorry Again :shy:
  3. Unknown_X

    Unknown_X New Member

  4. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    For him the free home edition will do I think..

    http://www.clarkconnect.com/ is like Fedora an OS (Operating System)
    Clarkconnect is a pre-made package with all the stuff you need to host your own websites (and more if needed).
    Download the home version > burn on CD > Put CD in PC > restart PC > Select the options you want > Set IP.
    After installing (will take about 5 minutes) you need to reboot the PC (it will tell you).. Done..

    After the reboot you will end up in a "kind of looking DOS box" (It does not have a shell)

    The way you can now setup things is by using your web browser. (Go to https://ip_of_server:81)).
    You can also access it with a program named putty (SSH), or with a 'terminal' when you have direct access to the server, but
    I suggest using the web browser to setup things (for now) as not much can go wrong thisway.

    It will also run on about any 'old' system/pc (like many other linux version)
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2005
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I recommend that follow one of the "Perfect Setup" guides from HowtoForge, e.g. the one for Fedora 4 or Debian Sarge.

    If your server is in a data center then you don't need a router. That would be the best, because that's the purpose for which ISPConfig was developed: servers with a "real" internet connection.

    You need a router if your server is in some kind of local network. The router routes traffic from within the local network to the internet and vice versa. Normally, if you have a DSL line from your ISP or something like that, your ISP should have provided you a router.

    I recommend Debian Sarge. Have a look at this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_debian_sarge

    You can use ISPConfig for it. It gives you a web interface so you don't have to mess around with the shell (sonner or later, you should feel comfortable on the shell though).

    I always recommend to have a domain that you use for technical purposes only, e.g. for host names, name servers, etc., i.e. that isn't used for a web site or email addresses etc. For example, I'm using the domain hostmu.com, and all my servers are using a sub-domain of hostmu.com as server name, and my name servers are also sub-domains of hostmu.com (ns1 - ns6.hostmu.com). hostmu.com is not used for a web site.
  6. hairydog2

    hairydog2 New Member

    But it seems to be less powerful than SME server, and no easier to set up.
    I simply can't see any advantage in Clark Connect over SME Server. I was hoping you would be able to tell me how it is better.
  7. Unknown_X

    Unknown_X New Member

    so falko I Want to use the server for my website so can I give the name
    www.hostmu.comj as my site Domain?
    and thanks for Your Great help
    I am Really thankful ^______^
    and mysite will have alot of media with more than 50-100 megabyte each?
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2005
  8. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    All I can say is that I never used any linux OS, and that I started with Clark Connect, and had it up and running in 30 minutes (web sites also)

    I have never used SME Server, so I can not comment on it..
    If you think SME Server is better for him to start with, than so be it..
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You should better use your own domain...
  10. Destroyer

    Destroyer New Member

    Easy administration for Fedora beginners

    I found when people make the conversion to Fedora or any other Linux / Unix based sytems they find the transition easier if they use graphical based administration tools such as:

    VNCSERVER & CLIENT (VNC comes with Fedora 3-5 download windows client)
    WEBMIN download here http://www.webmin.com/download.html
    PUTTY for windows www.putty.nl/download.html

    If you use the graphical install for Fedora when following the how to http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_fedora_core_4

    after installing Fedora install Putty on your windows machine and Webmin and vncserver on Fedora, you will find help for both of these in these forums or on Google.

    Then if any text based commands are given as help you can either log on locally to Fedora and use the terminal or Putty for direct comunication from the windows machine.

    Hope this advice helps and stick with it because open source rocks! :D

  11. Unknown_X

    Unknown_X New Member

    Thank You Man That Helps me alot ^__^

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