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How to Make an APACHE Web Server.

Author: Martin9t9

Aim: To set up a web server using APACHE

Requirements: A Computer, APACHE

How to: How to make a website for free(no domain name)

Step 1: Setting Up Apache

The first thing you'll have to do is go to http://httpd.apache.org/and download 'Apache HTTP Server 2.2.17 Released'.

Step 2: Configuring Apache

Once you have downloaded the 'HTTP Server' run and install it.

Once you have installed it you'll have to configure it. First agree to the 'Terms and License Agreement'.

Now type in these details:

Network Domain: localhost

Server Name: localhost

Administrator's Email Address: Enter your own email address.

Then click for all users.

Click next then the setup type has to be typical, then click next.

Then click next again where it askes you to select the destination folder. Then Click 'Install'

You're now done with Apache.

Step 3: Configuring Router/Modem

Now we have to configure our router or modem to forward port 80 to your computer.

go to start->run->type 'CMD'->type 'ipconfig'. Please take note of your 'default gateway'.

Now go to the internet and type in your 'defauly gateway' in the address bar and press enter, it may ask you for your username and password its usualy under your router/modem.

Now you have to go into your firewall settings and portforward port 80 (Please note that every router/modem is different so this step will be different for everyone. if you can figure it out please email me and ill try to help you out as much as i can.)

Step 4: Getting Your IP Address

Your website is now up and running :) give yourself a pat on the back.

Now go to www.cmyip.com to see your IP address, this is how people visit your site. (please not that this may change depending on if you have a static IP address or not)

So now if you type in that number (your IP address) you got from cmyip.com into your address bar your website should pop up. It should say some thing like 'It Works!!'. Give your IP address to people and you've got yourself a website.

Step 5: Editing Your Website

Providing you installed Apache to the default location. To edit your website go to 'C:\program file\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs' and edit the 'index.html' file.

You now know the basic on creating your own website using your IP address.

Click here to learn the language to write a website(HTML)

Thanks for reading my 'How To' on making a website using your IP address. If you found this info helpfull please donate to help keep this website alive by clicking the 'Donate' button below.

Once you've made your website i'd love to take a look at it. Send your IP's to Martin_9t9@hotmail.com.

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