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hpr0820 :: Setting up a web server and a mySQL server

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Hosted by klaatu on 2011-09-22 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Networking

This series will try and explain the basics of networking to the listener as well as introduce more detailed topics.

Klaatu continues his Networking Basics series with an overview on setting up and configuring a web server and a mySQL server.

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Comment #1 posted on 2011-09-24T03:50:08Z by DeepGeek

A Big-Name server you may not have considered

Hi, Klaatu,
Loved the podcast. Your idea of urging listeners to try different servers was great, but your choices of nginx, apache, and lighttpd seemed to indicate an interest in "big name" webservers.
I thought you might want to consider something else "big name." Did you know that the webserver that powers AOL, aolserver4, is an open-source project? Check out aolserver.com. They boast not of some obscure benchmark, but rather of extreme scalability and a huge number of languages embedded and multiple API's, and multiple database platform support.
I haven't tired it myself, but I thought you'd like to know...
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DeepGeek

Comment #2 posted on 2011-09-26T02:43:53Z by klaatu

aolserver

well let's wait for AOL to prove themselves before we go jumping to adopt their server. I've personally not heard of them but I'll keep an eye out.

Comment #3 posted on 2011-10-04T12:34:23Z by klaatu

ADDENDUM

It was brought to my attention that I say something like "it's better to have your server doing things like DHCP than to let your router handle it"

What I meant to say was...
"it's better FOR ME to have my server to DHCP and stuff than to let some little under-powered router do it" -- but of course your network will be different from mine, with different needs and different loads and all that...so for you, it might make sense for you to just let your router handle DHCP.

If you have questions of course you can always email me and I'll answer whatever I can. klaatu-at-goListenToGnuWorldOrderOggcastForMyEmailAddress.com

Comment #4 posted on 2011-10-05T21:14:50Z by Philip Durbin

sites-enabled, sites-available

Being a Red Hat guy, I hadn't heard of Debian's sites-enabled, sites-available convention, but I found some more about it here: http://www.control-escape.com/web/configuring-apache2-debian.html

On Red Hat systems, you could keep your VirtualHost config in /etc/httpd/conf.d/com_mysite_www.conf and disable it by changing the name to /etc/httpd/conf.d/com_mysite_www.conf.disabled. *.conf files in /etc/httpd/conf.d are included by default, as described here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-disable-apache-modules-under-linux-unix/

Comment #5 posted on 2011-10-06T13:07:52Z by klaatu

nice tip

Thanks for the tip. It has just so happened that I haven't really run that many web servers on RHEL or Fedora. I'd like to do more but as long as I keep inheriting powerPC boxen I imagine it will continue to be Debian-based servers (thank you Debian!)

But I like this tip, so thanks.

BTW if anyone is messing around with Drupal on a Fedora server, there's a nifty rpm, i think called drupal7, which centralizes the core drupal stuff into /usr/shared/ and allows you to symlink stuff in /var/www to point to the drupal sites. Really fun stuff.


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