Is there anyone at this site which has set up his/her webserver on thier own PC? I am using windows 2000. I'm using a windows component, IIS to setup the webserver. I am also going through a Linksy's router. I read thru the microsoft help. but it seems as though i'm missint a configuration.
When I typ http://localhost into start/run, . At first a log in prompt came up. I then setup a windows user account and then logged in. Now when I try http://localhost I get a web page cannot be displayed page. Does anyone know a website which will tell you how to setup administrative rights for access to your web page.
Does anyone use the IIS (Internet Information Services)plug in that comes with windows 2000? Is there a book like IIS for Dummies? I've been to the microsoft website, I just can't find the info on how to do this from beginning to the end
I actually support Microsoft networking technologies, including web servers, for a living. Perhaps we can arrange a time that is mutually agreeable, and set up a Netmeeting conference. You can share your desktop and I can set it up for you.
MIchaelW, it may not be as hard as it sounds, depending on the platform. For example, the firewalling on Mac OS X is very easy to set up--a few clicks. Even on Linux or FreeBSD, it's not too hard, if you don't mind editing text config files. Windows, I know nothing about.
Another approach is to just make the Apache config as secure as you can, watch out for common security risks with server-side coding, and just rely on good luck and the fact (I'm assuming) that you get a new IP address every time you connect to your ISP. If you have a fixed IP and are connected full time, you should be more cautious. But a lot of people aren't firewalled, and they survive. Not running Windows helps a lot, security-wise.
Also, you could go off the network when you do your development work with Apache, then shut down Apache when you're online. But Apache itself, properly configured, isn't much of a risk. It's all those other open ports that could cause trouble. So, you could just close every unneeded port, and that will help a lot.