[Centos] Web & Mail
godsmoke at godsmoke.com
Wed Sep 22 20:52:08 UTC 2004
First of all, no, the hostname will not affect the computer's ability to
be a web server. If you want to host websites from this computer,
you'll likely be using the Apache web server -- there is a package in
CentOS for apache, and more information on it can be found on Apache's
I'm not sure what you meant that you had to "load" the html document
"from cd directly" -- if you could explain, it would help me answer your
No, you do not need to set up an ftp server on this computer to transfer
files to it -- although it is a common method. There are other
applications, like scp that allow you to transfer files, with enhanced
security -- although an ftp server may better meet your needs.
Yes, the fact that this computer is NATed is important. If you expect
to access the mail/web/ftp servers hosted on this machine from outside
of the NAT network, you will need to forward the needed ports through
your firewall/router (that handles the NAT).
Beth Curotto wrote:
> I have just set up a box - HOSTNAME mail.abni.com
> It has Qmail setup.
> I also want this box to serve as the host for our website - abni.com
> Can someone point me in the direction of where to go next.
> I am unsure if HOSTNAME will be a problem as a web server.
> Currently I have loaded a html doc in - /var/www/html, but I had to load
> from cd directly on this machine.
> Is is neccessary to setup ftp to be able to upload html from remote system?
> Don't know if this is important at this point - but this system is NAT'd
> to an internal ip.
> Heck of a 1st Linux project, huh. That's for all the advice.
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