Set up a web server
This article describes how to set up a web server. It has been tested with SUSE Linux 10.3, but should work for other distributions as well.
The most prominent web server software is Apache. We will use it in this tutorial.
If you really have server-side bottlenecks, you may want to try lighttpd and engine-X.
Get it run
You can install it like this:
yast -i apache2
And start the service (also called daemon) like this:
On the computer where you started it, start firefox and type http://127.0.0.1. You see that the server is set up and running.
What comes next
- You want two servers running on the same host using only one IP -> use Name-based Virtual Hosts
- You want to limit access to authorized users -> use a .htaccess file
- Set up apache for https