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Old 06-15-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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Lightbulb help plz!! apache...

ok so me n my friends are going to make a flash site, we have everything about the flash shit and all we just need to work apache and stuff. so heres what i need if anyone can help.



ok i need to learn to configure APACHE, learn what to do with PHP. and what programs i need like MYSQL and stuff. and i also need to know how those programs work if anyone knows please just post back on here or email me at deadwizard23@yahoo.com. also if u have any kind of messenger i wil be willing to talk to u live on that.


OMG THANK YOU!!!,
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:19 AM   #2
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All you need to get them working is the installer files,

to get apache working just download the latest from www.apache.org

then download and install MySQL from www.mysql.com

the database server and web server are completly seperate from each other, so there is no need to configure anything to do with MySQL in the apache server.

do you plan to use a language such as PHP (there will be some setup needed there) or are you planning to try to use action script for everything, including database connections?
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Old 06-16-2005, 04:21 AM   #3
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i did all of these and i thought i configured them correctly. but when u put http://localhost/filename.htm it pulls up an error 404.

then i tried to check and make sure all of the directory's were correct in the httpdt or wutever it is and they were. anything esle to help. if u would i would REALLY love chatting live...i hate forums.


thx for helping.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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what if you just browse to http://localhost

do you see the apache test page, or do you see the root of your webserver folder?


either way there are a few things that you can check in the httpd.conf file...


the first is called DocumentRoot, this is located oin section 2 of the file.

and should be in the format

DocumentRoot "d:\websites"

the next thing to look out for is

<Directory "d:\websites">

this is the part where you set what you can and cannot do inside of your webserver
you se allowoveride to set who or what can ignore the settings that you put in this section. you have the section

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

to deny people access to your website you just put addresses in...
eg,
deny 192.168.0.2

I hope that helps! sorry if you hate forums, but I'm at work so I can't talk on messenger.
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:26 PM   #5
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NOTHING, Blank page, youyr domain is fooked
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:57 AM   #6
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ehh, what domain are you talking about?

if you clicked on the http://localhost link then thats your own computers loopback address...
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what if you just browse to http://localhost

do you see the apache test page, or do you see the root of your webserver folder?


either way there are a few things that you can check in the httpd.conf file...


the first is called DocumentRoot, this is located oin section 2 of the file.

and should be in the format

DocumentRoot "d:\websites"

the next thing to look out for is

<Directory "d:\websites">

this is the part where you set what you can and cannot do inside of your webserver
you se allowoveride to set who or what can ignore the settings that you put in this section. you have the section

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

to deny people access to your website you just put addresses in...
eg,
deny 192.168.0.2

I hope that helps! sorry if you hate forums, but I'm at work so I can't talk on messenger.
well i did all that stuff and i have a question: the d:/websites, is that mandatory or can you set it as anything you want?

and also i misunderstood the part about the "this is the part where you set what you can and cannot do inside of your webserver
you se allowoveride to set who or what can ignore the settings that you put in this section. you have the section." can you post that again i didnt quite catch the phrase.

also i see the root of the webserver folder when i just type in local host. is this god or bad??
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Default Re: help plz!! apache...

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NOTHING, Blank page, youyr domain is fooked
http://www.tech-faq.com/127.0.0.1.shtml
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Old 07-04-2005, 04:14 AM   #9
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the d:\websites isn't at all mandetory, it was just an arbitary example (and the best one I could think of to be obvious involving the least keystrokes!)

when I say you set what people can do, I mean you can block certain people, password protect directories stuff like that...

though you may do best to look at the apache documentation to learn how to do that.
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:08 PM   #10
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ok, so could some of u genuises help me out and tell me what these things are, and tell me what to put them as. oh and if you dont know it, please tell me where i can find it.

network domain? (e.g. somenet.com)
server name? (e.g. www.somenet.com)
administrators email adress? (e.g. webmaster@somenet.com)

oh that reminds me. how do i make an Email adress and how do i acess it.
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Old 07-05-2005, 04:02 AM   #11
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right...

this has gotten a little more complicated than the original question...

firstly, if you are planning on using your own machine as the server.
you are going to need a dns record to point to your machine,
I suggest you go to www.no-ip.com to get a free name that will point to your machine...

so, once you've registered with your email address and downloaded the client so that if your IP address changes it updates on the main DNS server...

lets assume you register dewdman.no-ip.com

this address will now point to your server.
now you can access this address from anywhere in the world (assuming that you set your firewall to forward all relevant ports etc!!)

(so that's your network domain and server name sorted)...

email, is opening a whole new can of worms...
now you'll need an email server...

I don't really have any suggestions here, personally I thikn Exchange is the best, but honestly, if you had 600 to waste on an email server you wouldn't really be setting up home hosting now would you!

there are a few more options out there though...
you could perhaps have a search or maybe some other members can recomend some.
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OMG, thank you. your a life saver.
one more thing is there any possible way i could make my website name without the host name(e.g. zombiecrew.com)

ok well ill probably be posting later on about dumb questions.

thank you all for our time and cooperation, i appreciate it.

thx, cody
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:59 PM   #13
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are any of you experienced with apache?
ok my directory to all my files for the actual Apache program is "C:\Apache group\Apache2". is this where my document root should be set as? or...
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no, thats the server root...

you can set the documents path to whatever you want to,

the default is C:\Apache group\Apache2\htdocs

but you can set it to anything you like, by changing the httpd.conf file.
C:\Apache group\Apache2\htdocs\conf\httpd.conf

(altering the directives listed in the post I made somewhere above this)
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so if i were to change it to something other than C:\Apache group\Apache2\htdocs, whould i have to move the files in htdocs to where ever my new document root is?
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damn this is pissing me off! i have everything supposedly configured right yet it still wont connect to my damn server WTF!!!!

try to conect to zombiecrew.myvnc.com
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OK,

no connection...
Firstly, is the machine that is the web server on the same router as the one you are posting from, I thought at first your DNS may be micsonfigured, but it's pointing to the same address you post from...

Secondly, can you see the pages when you use the address http://localhost when you are sitting actually on the server?

if the answer is yes to both of the above questions then it's very likely a firewall/router problem.
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sorry i have a bad temper; im sitting at the webserver right now(yes its my comp) when i go to local host all i see is the apache test page, and i dont have a firewall, nor a router. and i made that thing on no-ip.com. if im correct all i had to do it register and get a domain name. and when i installed apache i put the domain as myvnc.com and my website as zombiecrew.myvnc.com(or net i dont remember it).

have you ever used apache? if you have i can post my httpd file if you want

under the CONF folder, is the httpd and the httpd.default supposed to be the same, or does default give a hint?
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ok, what I am saying to you is this...

firstly, having a temper won't help your situation...

secondly, if you can see pages when you browse to Localhost the the Apache server is fine. I don't need to see the httpd file, it's all working

thirdly, you No-ip setup is fine, if you are sitting on the server whilst you post this, you zombiecrew address is the same IP as the address you are posting from.

Fourthly, because of all the above, the problem MUST be some kind of firewall issue... even if you don't know it!

What OS (and service pack) are you using?
it could be a built in firewall that you don't know about.
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ok, i just installed all the updates for windows XP. i go to control panel, the service pack isnt there...
so screw it. but there is another built-in firewall. i check it, its not even enabled! no other suggestions or an i fooked?
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