Set up a web server

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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.

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Choice

The most prominent web server software is Apache. We will use it in this tutorial.

Other options

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:

/etc/init.d/apache2 start

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.

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