Building a Local Web Server: step by step

Initially, this site only covered setting up a PC server using Linux. Now that I've had the time (and the money for memory) to set up Windows NT, I'm expanding this to more thoroughly cover my experiences with NT. I don't feel that either approach is better than the other; each has advantages, and each has limitations. This may disappoint a few of the people who sent me enthusiastic replies about "making web servers easy without resorting to Microsoft products" but I feel that posting on both operating systems makes more sense. As in the original, I'm still explaining how to set up a Mac client only although you could, of course, use another Linux or Windows NT machine as a client without having to change very many of my instructions. Because of the duplication of information and because some people had requested an easier-to-use outline, I've reorganized the material into the following outline.

Setting up a tiny Mac-PC TCP/IP network

Setting up a Macintosh client

Using your server

Note on the Digital Starion

Back to the start of the Linux instructions

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