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Got newb question, can I set up an old desktop as a web server?
P3 450MHZ
120MB RAM
Win95 or Win98SE
How do I get it to host a site from there/build the site for it to host.

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1. Can denotes ability. If you can, you will if you choose to do so.

2. Windows 95 is a non-starter. Here's why. With every socket open/close, it leaks 512 bytes in its stack. No fix was ever offered. Windows 98's stacks don't have that issue.

3. You have some dozen web servers to choose from. Try APACHE.

4. As to your web site... Look up DYNAMIC DNS on google.com

Best of luck and why not just run Linux?

Bob

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yeah i am gonna run Redhat Linux 9 since it's my only OS that I can install on something...but thanks for the info on Win95
I will try appache and Linux after I the whole thing built (now to find some time...at least i don't need money)

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If you need to get it working fast since you have 98 runnning now, Apache took me about 5 minutes to get on its feet.

bob

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acutally I don't have anything running on it now, and to get Win98 it would take me a while...have to dig out CD.
I could have it built and running Redhat 9 in about 2 hours...if I want 98 it would take closer to 4.
(right now it's a parts bin) so what would you do? Build and run Redhat?
and someone said "PHP-Nuke" will build pages easy for me, since I cannot script HMTL very well (I cannot do it at all) so anything that runs in some from of GUI (most prefered) or something a little more basic than that...I would like
Is PHP-Nuke going to do this?

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Build and run?

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I'm not a masochist. I use ready to install OSes. If I were to build Linux, someone would have to pay dearly.

Bob

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I think you misunderstand me, I mean the computer isn't phsycially built.

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phpnuke pwns. to really host a phpnuke site (as in do the bazillion fixes required for security and SMTP, you need mad admin skillz. For example, by default it sends out a confirmation email to new users. To make this happen it ASSUMES that you have something like PostCast running to send the mail. This can be bypassed through mainfile.php, but it's rather impossible to the mind-crippled n00b. Once set up, however, it's supereasy to work. The occasional bug will come up, like the numerous header problems, but they can be hammered out with php knowhow. The phpbb forums built in are great and easy to admin. If you have some experience, I recommend downloading a really really old version of phptriad and doing a quick phpnuke install. Oh, and you need a bit of mysql experience too.

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