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Setting A Webserver

By BorgInva ·
My friend start me on this but has then disappeared and I need help. I am trying to set a PC, 98SE, XP does not matter, as a webserver so i can put up an HTML of pics for family to see.

I have a name through, calling it

Now I have no idea whatelse I am to set on their site.
I have DeeEnes to synch my IP with the address (using Verizon DSL).

Then he had me install a program called Apache ( This is where I am stuck and he disappeared. I know very little on all this networking and internet stuff. I tried figuring out this program and it does nothing. I tried the readmes but them in Klingon to me.

Is there an easier, much easier (maybe GUI), FREE program I can used instead of Apache? I just want something simple to make it so that when people type that address, they go to my own HTMLs.

Please, if you can, assist me (in Layman's terms) (and FREE programs be nice too).

God bless.

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to Setting A Webserver

Well one of the easiest ways to do this simple task is to either get a free web hosting site like or transfer your domain name under the free webhoster. Then all the hubbub involved with managing the day to day opperations is done by them. All that is your responcibility is to create the html pages and ftp-upload them to the webspace.
any text editor can create html pages, or you can opt for graphical ones like frontpage,arachnoid, etc. For making fast galleries of web based pics you might try gallery2.0
checkout my site at for further instructions and examples ok.
remove any spaces that show in the above link.


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by BorgInva In reply to

Sorry. None of this works for me.
I am currecntly using DYNDNS and trying to get Apache to work.

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by VinnyD In reply to Setting A Webserver

If your using Windows XP then you already have a web server. Windows XP comes with one.

However it is not installed by default.

You need to go into Add/Remove programs, Add/Remove Windows Components. Then check the IIS server to install it.

After that you can setup what ever web pages you want.

You computer will have to be opened to the internet for port 80 (http) for others to access your web server.

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by BorgInva In reply to

2 PCs, one freshly formatted with WXP, and IIS does not work after doing M$ updates. Will not load.

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by BorgInva In reply to Setting A Webserver

Vin, Can you tell me now how to set all that up of where to find this info?

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by BorgInva In reply to Setting A Webserver

Actually, I got it set up but need to know how to get it to see the DNS site (

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