Getting your web server

Linux doesn't come with a web server, at least on the Linux distributions I've worked with. This isn't hard to fix, though, as long as you have access to the Internet. There are several web servers you can use - see my previous discussion - but for this demonstration I'll be using NCSA httpd.

There are a number of reasons for this. I tried to install the CERN software, because I like the idea of using it as a firewall server, but couldn't get it to run. NCSA still seems to be the most common server available, supporting the most systems and providing some kind of common standard. Finally, NCSA is available in an easy-to-install Linux binary package from their server.

Once you've downloaded the NCSA package (put their kit in /usr/local/src) we can move on to installation.

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