Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by SuperMan91, Jun 16, 2009.
I want to get into learning how to host my own sites, but I don't know where to start... Opinions?
Running a server is fairly straight forward.
Do you have a macxhne you can install the OS you plan on using on? You aren't going to learn shit without getting in there.
What do you want to run on said server?
I dont have ne thing yet. I want to learn the general basics first before I purchase a server.
I don't know what to run on it. I have ppl telling me to run windows while others are telling me to run linux. Like I said, Idk shit about servers so idk which is better.
I run redhat / debian on all of my servers. I have debated setting up windows on them, but never really found a good reason.
I have a few projects in mind. None are really up and running yet though. I'm currently working on a gaming forum. More like it's structure though.
Why did you decide to go with redhat / debain? Just wandering.
Personal choice more than anything. When I was leasing servers they has RHEL5 on them. I didn;t want to buy the licenses so I used debian.
I have never ran in to a source file that didn't compile on debian as it seems most stuff is written for red hat.
If you don't have a site up yet, don't waste your money.
Get a shitty shared host until you know what you actually need.
Unless you have specific requirements, you'll be shooting in the dark.
By all means though, if you want to just learn, get a shitty old PC, set it up on your home network, and learn to install/setup a few diff OS's just to get a taste.
I have spare cash and no life... As for the sites, I plan on having quite a few.
So say I already bought a server (and no I didn't...yet), where would I go (internet wise: preferably an ebook or vid) to learn to set it up and have it ready to host? Thats where I'm aiming at.
Just because you plan on having quite a few does not mean anything
Seriously get your feet wet in shared, learn that, get your sites up and build them up
Fine fine... Ill start low and work my way up.
CentOS 5.3 > ** for running a web server
As others said shared hosting is your best bet if you are just starting out, if you want to get your feet wet with the administration side of things then a small VPS should probably be fine it will allow you to mess around and break/fix things without dropping a few hundred on a dedicated box each month.