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« on: June 29, 2004, 11:53:14 PM »

Hello everyone,

Firstly let me say a big THANK YOU to the person/people who put toghether the Web-Server Suite, because for any newbie [including myself] who has struggled to install and configure various elements of the suite individually in the past it's a godsend, thanks again for putting in the effort.

I will be installing the Web-Server Suite on D:\ of a Toshiba Satelite A30 laptop which has a clean install of Windows 2000 Professional with service pack 4 and Direct X 9. Apart from WinZip 8 which I've already installed to D:\WinZip, the server suite will be the first major application/package that will be installed on the machine.  

I will be using the suite for localised development and testing only - I won't be serving up anything to the WWW via this machine, but I have a couple of questions which I'd like to ask before proceeding with the install.

1: Will there be any services/applications such as IIS runnning by default on the laptop which would interfere with the install and/or running of the Web-Server Suite? If there are services/applications running how do I turn them off temporarily or permanently?

2: Is it possible that after having installed to D:\www I could rename the folder www to something along the lines of myPersonalWebServer? To do this would it be a case of just editing the *.ini files to reflect this change in the folder's name. What other configuration files [if any] would need altering too?

Any information that would help a newbie get up and running would be appreciated, thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2004, 12:41:25 AM »

1) There should be no IIS running by default.
If you run 'services.msc', the Services menu will be displayed.

2) No, keep the \www\ structure.  Otherwise you will be editing configuration files all day long, and break several components outright.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2004, 12:47:38 AM »

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1: Will there be any services/applications such as IIS runnning by default on the laptop which would interfere with the install and/or running of the Web-Server Suite? If there are services/applications running how do I turn them off temporarily or permanently?


This I am not sure, I myself run a machine on a LAN just for testing and exploration with, and keeping in mind laptops are not desktops - I have not had any problem with any of the other machines on the LAN - all use Win2K.


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2: Is it possible that after having installed to D:\www I could rename the folder www to something along the lines of myPersonalWebServer? To do this would it be a case of just editing the *.ini files to reflect this change in the folder's name. What other configuration files [if any] would need altering too?


Keep in mind - I believe that changes to the httpd.conf file as far as directory names and structure must "match" URLs you establish when customizing.

I have yet to use the "auto installer" version of the DevSide Suite, simply because I am not in a position to upgrade- that will change soon.  Its my guess that any and all .ini files will be callabrated when installing as you decide during the install process.

First I would use all defaults, make sure everything works and runs, then completely remove the suite, and then install as you intend to use (customizing the drive placement, etc etc.)  Verify that the .ini files also indicate your customized scheme as well as the httpd.conf file.

Hope part of the above helps you feel confident....

peace.....
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2004, 12:30:02 PM »

Thanks for the info folks, I will take the Admin's advice and leave the suite as is when I installed it to D:\www.

I ran the tests as outlined in the readme and everything seemed to be ok except that when I tried to view the manual for Apache I got a page not found error. What should I edit to rectify this?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2004, 03:07:00 PM »

Its been so long since I looked closely at the default "congradulations" index page that is included in the Apache software.

if this page includes a link to the user documentation, and you cannot access it via your server - perhaps your server is not accessing the Internet?

Another possibility - copy paste the link or head directly to the Apache Organization web page and view all the help documents from the original source.

If you cannot view the source documents on the original Apache.org page - then it might be a server error of the intended web site and has nothing to do with you.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/

Apache HTTP Server Version 2.0 Documentation:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/

Home Page:
http://httpd.apache.org/


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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2004, 07:05:35 PM »

The reason you cannot view the Apache manual from the default index page, is because we did not include the code in httpd.conf to allow this.

It is redundant and unnecessary extra code under httpd.conf.

You can view the manual from Apache's website.
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