I am totally new to Linux and also LAMP. I want to host my small forum on my own Desktop so after a long searching how to built your own server for your website / forum i found this useful page Code: http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_lamp_for_newbies This tutorial clear me many things and by following this tutorial i built server. here it is Now the main problem i face here it is Q1 How to install my website on the server? Q2 How to make my forum/website available for my friends etc? Q3 Did i use domain instead of local host? How please explain. i know these are very stupid questions but for me its very important i want to learn kindly help me. So i am stick with this thread and waiting for your helpful replies.