HOW TO set up a personal home web server

Client-Server-Model A web server is software that continuously runs on a computer and allows other computers to download documents from it. This text that you’re reading right travelled over a network connection from Lifehacker’s hosting web server to your browser. Web servers are usually loud, scary, headless machines in cold windowless rooms, but you can run one under your desk at home. Link.

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  1. this no “hack” or anything, this is just primitive introduction to installing Apache. No big deal, and nothing special.

  2. A Mac Mini makes a perfect home web server since it’s low-power, relatively quiet, and runs well headless thanks to SSH and VNC built into the operating system. Installing MySQL and PHP are brainless, and you can have a server up and running without the security problems of Windows in about five minutes.

  3. jacek- not everything is a hack, many people who aren’t very technical just need a how to get started. while it’s not special for some, others might find this useful and build on this.

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