Please help me ...

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by badboyu, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. badboyu

    badboyu New Member


    I am new and I really want to do this myself. There are some things I do not understand ...

    1. Can I do this just with my pc running suse 10.2 ? I got a internet connection and I am behind a firewall. So my ethernet card has the ip and the firewall It has statis internet ip ( example ). I understood that I can run the named and dns server on my linux so I don't have to pay any more ( i mean just the internet connection)

    2. Can I find somewhere a good tutorial in doing this ? I tryed google but no results.

    Thank you very much for your help
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    1) Yes, ypo can run this on your SuSe server.

    2) Have a look at the SuSe category on howtoforge. Also on the ISPConfog homepage under documentation you will dind several installation howtos for SuSe.
  3. badboyu

    badboyu New Member

    done ...

    I did all that . everything is installed ... but the problem is that I don't want to pay for nameservers or dns or domains ... this is what I do not know ... how to make my pc act like that ... I don't have a domain name and I just want to assign one for my pc for the begining ... without paying no more than my ISP . Can you help me with that ? please
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You may get a free (sub) domain name from e.g. Dyndns domains work even if you have a static IP.
  5. badboyu

    badboyu New Member

    so ...

    So, this means that I can't get to do what I want for free :( How do web hosting and domain registration companys do it ? I still think that I can do this ...
  6. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    1) Buy a domain name (.com is arroun $8 US per year, a .info arround $5 US)
    2) setup ISPconfig
    3) create a website, and upload it to ISPconfig
    4) Done.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2007
  7. badboyu

    badboyu New Member


    The question is ... if I buy that ... why would I install ISPconfig ? Wouldn't it be enough my linux box with apache, php, mysql and the others ? The thing is that I do not want to buy anything ( and I mean a domain name ), I want to host my own, something like a small web hosting company for me and 3 friends ... Isn't that possible ?
  8. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    ISPconfig is a free tool that will configure (and controll) all the needed things to host a domain in one go.

    You do not need ISPconfig, but than you will need to configure everything yourself (like Apache, DNS, Postfix, a FTP server.....)
  9. badboyu

    badboyu New Member

    oh ...

    I understand now ... :D

    What about the other question ... do you know how I could open my own web hosting company ? For the begining just few clients ... what do I need and where could I find a tutorial about this ... :confused:

    Thanx a lot :)
  10. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator
  11. badboyu

    badboyu New Member


    Now my ideas are really messed up ...

    So what more than a pc, linux and a good internet connection do I need ? Because now I really don't understand this things !!!

    Could you please be more specific ?

    So i did this steps :

    1. installed suse 10.2 like described in the perfect setup
    2. installed ispconfig

    what else do i need ?

  12. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  13. badboyu

    badboyu New Member

    thank you

    Ok, thank you very very much ...

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