My Own Webserver

By pkroks ยท 10 replies
Dec 16, 2005
  1. i have been looking around and have decided i want to try host my own website. i have downloaded KF Web Server. I need the site to be PHP compatible so i installed PHP 5.1.1.

    Anyone know how to use this program and how to get my site up and running... at first i just gonna load a small site just to test its working, then i will try getting a bigger site.

    I have also tried to download Apache2Triad. the download stops each time at about 75%... doesn't go above 80% and i have tried about 3 or 4 times now, from different servers as well. any thoughts...
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    should start with Apache 1.3.34 first then move on to php and sql
    they are steep learning curve apps
    apache is the easyest to setup
    do search on using port 8080 to access your server
    don't run as service
    it's all in the httpd. config setup
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    right. so i downloaded 1.3.34. installed it. I tried going to //localhost/ but nothing happens. how do i configure it?
  4. kenyee

    kenyee TS Rookie Posts: 24

  5. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    I'm running windows xp home sp2...
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    forget IIs steeper learning curve
    you may have problems using home edition use this if you see it your running should show default apache page
    make sure you have it running
    black cmd prompt should be up cannot not use the local host yet as you have not configed the httpd config file
    open this with notepad only do not use word
  7. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    ok well i got apache server 2.0.55 and it works if i type it comes up with the page that says its installed correctly. now what do i do?
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +989

    go to and download 2.0.54 for win32. PHP is include and preconfigured.

    btw: Apache is far more secure than IIS as it has a complete implementation
    and only needs the TCP stack from the OS.
  9. tom_pearson

    tom_pearson TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Best way to learn how to use apache is to read the help files on the apache website. They also have good forums. It's a lot to take in, but once you get it working its incredibly easy to customise. Good Luck :)
  10. golfing22

    golfing22 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    If your lazy...

    If you want do everything the lazy way you can install a program called Xampp or lampp (same thing, two different names). This program automatically installs and configures Apache, MySQL, PHP, FTPserver, PHPmyAdmin. It only takes about 10 minutes but if you are wanting to learn how this stuff works then your better off doing it the hard way.
  11. LesterofPups

    LesterofPups TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I haven't tried Xampp, but sounds just as easy as

    The hardest part is getting it in English. You might want to look into also, unless you have a domain name already. No-ip will allow people to access your website by a name instead of a number.

    As for your current Apache install, since you have the default Apache page up, now you have to edit the httpd.conf file. You must do some reading on this. To start, edit the Document Root to be the path to the folder where all your web pages will be.
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