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Old 01-25-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hello friends


I just wondering tat how to make your own server, cuz i heard tat makin your own server is free, sooo I wondering tat i can make rpg, but i wasn't sure. Also im not good at comp, even though my career is bein A+ Certification!!!!


I hope u can help me
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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Your current computer can be a server. Any computer (well, almost) can be a server. If you're running Windows XP, it comes with a program called IIS (Internet Information Services) which allows you to turn it into a server- it's not installed by default, you have to add it from your original XP disc. If you're looking to build your own, you have different choices, but I would go with Apache- it's free, and comes with many Linux distro's, which are also free.
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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You open up a port and offer a service on that port. There's many different kinds of servers. What kind do you want to be?
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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Your current computer can be a server. Any computer (well, almost) can be a server. If you're running Windows XP, it comes with a program called IIS (Internet Information Services) which allows you to turn it into a server- it's not installed by default, you have to add it from your original XP disc.
I could be wrong, but I'm sure it's one of those things that only comes with XP Pro, and will probably die in a sea of error messages on XP Home. Knowing my luck, at least.

I personally got IIS working on Windows 2000 Pro, installing IIS and the whole server admin kaboodle (Active Directory, DHCP Manager etc.) from an evaluation version of Server 2000 my sysadmin at my school lent me. So there's something to consider.

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If you're looking to build your own, you have different choices, but I would go with Apache- it's free, and comes with many Linux distro's, which are also free.
You can get Apache for Windows too. But most people would say go for Linux in terms of security and stability, even though it will be harder to set up.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:55 PM   #5
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You can get Apache for Windows too. But most people would say go for Linux in terms of security and stability, even though it will be harder to set up.
That I backup. Plus, it is more safer since hackers can enter with ease using Apache for Windows
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www.dslcablewebserver.com - lot of good info
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I could be wrong, but I'm sure it's one of those things that only comes with XP Pro, and will probably die in a sea of error messages on XP Home. Knowing my luck, at least.
You can get Apache for Windows too. But most people would say go for Linux in terms of security and stability, even though it will be harder to set up.
I'm not 100% sure it IIS comes with XP Home either- never have really used it, I only use XP Pro, which comes with IIS. I'm currently working on a server project of my own, and I have downloaded and installed Apache for Windows- it just looks wierd to me looking at Apache through Windows I think I'll stick with a Linux-based OS for setting up a server. I have successfully setup an FTP server using Linux before, and it worked pretty good too (with Red Hat) I just need to expand that knowledge.
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no IIS on XP HOME
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You can easily build one or use your own computer. You would want to use Linux/Unix in my opinion...something like Redhat, if Windows then use Win2k3 Server.
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if you know wht you are doing then it should be no problem at-all but if you are one of those people who dont get-on with this kind of stuff (like me) then get ready for some problems lol
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Test it out on your PC to get more of a feel for the service...download apache and do it manually or download one of the following:

WAMP5 - http://www.en.wampserver.com/
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AppServ - http://www.appservnetwork.com/

I prefer WAMP5 although I am currently using AppServ.
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Yeh, but some ISP do not let you use your internet connection as a Website Host...
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Yeh, but some ISP do not let you use your internet connection as a Website Host...
This is true. However it depends on what you are using it for. The ISP that i work for, will allow it as long as you are not using it for business use. for personal or like family websites, that is fine. however if your trying to use it for a money maker, and they find it, they will make you use a biz class connection for it. most of those are $$
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Test it out on your PC to get more of a feel for the service...download apache and do it manually or download one of the following:

WAMP5 - http://www.en.wampserver.com/
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AppServ - http://www.appservnetwork.com/

I prefer WAMP5 although I am currently using AppServ.
Completely right, just try that.
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This is true. However it depends on what you are using it for. The ISP that i work for, will allow it as long as you are not using it for business use. for personal or like family websites, that is fine. however if your trying to use it for a money maker, and they find it, they will make you use a biz class connection for it. most of those are $$
yeah, my isp (rogers) spyies on people and doesnt let you run servers.
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yeah, my isp (rogers) spyies on people and doesnt let you run servers.
ahh yes, the good ol'e big brother networks really what they do isnt spy on you, directly.... we can track your upload usage, and your incoming requests.. for example web server would be getting http requests and or ftp, now, depending on the ammount of hits this generates, it will flag your connection which is adressable by the mac address on your modem. the mac on your modem, ties into a database that has all the acct. info, and they can search that database for the mac address, find the only active account that has that mac on it, then bam. your caught.
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do the ISP's keep your download history? just curious
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No, that they dont. all they see are traffic stats. like bandwidth usage etc.. not whats going through.
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ok. because one time, i downloaded star wars empire at war (not for illegal purposes, but to see if it was worth buying), and i got an email from roger saying i broke copyright. how did they know then?
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LOL sounds to me like rogers does track it, or you downloaded it from a server that was being watched for that purpose. They are out there watching you whenever you download something like that. maybe not this time but they are out there waiting on random servers, and all they have to do is get your ip and notify your isp. which goes back to the discussion a few days ago about not being able to be traced via ip.
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