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How To Setup A Website On My Server?


Andy
12-03-2008, 18:45
Quote Originally Posted by OVH.Customer
That looks interesting Andy.
Glad you think so. A lot of work has gone into the site over the last 3 years.

OVH.Customer
12-03-2008, 18:43
That looks interesting Andy.

Andy
11-03-2008, 18:31
If you want a simple way to set up a webserver and websites, try my site at www.abyssunderground.co.uk. If you get Abyss Web Server from www.aprelium.com (Single host version is free) then you can get yourself started. My site (AbyssUnderground) gives tutorials and download links on installing various scripting languages, MySQL, and several scripts on Abyss. It also has a tutorial for hMailServer so you can set up your mail.

If you need to run more than one website then you will need to pay for the X2 version of Abyss (so you get support for VHOSTS) which is $59.95, but believe me, it is well worth it. It will save you the hassle of Apache's config files etc. Aprelium even has its own forum of which I'm a member so I can offer help there.

Note however that Abyss is not compatible with cPanel/Plesk and the likes so everything has to be done manually. This is fine for my use since I don't host commercially, but it may not suit everyone.

Marco
11-03-2008, 12:17
Hi there,

Here you can find some useful guides on how to set up a website

On Windows:
http://help.ovh.co.uk/InstallSiteWindows

On the following link you can find other alternatives:

-http://help.ovh.co.uk/ConfigDNSDomainDed (pointing the DN to your server with OVH manager)
-http://help.ovh.co.uk/InstallWebsiteOnDedicated (with webmin and ovhm)
-http://help.ovh.co.uk/ManageDomainOnDedicated(managing a domain with ssh)
-http://help.ovh.co.uk/ApacheServer (managing Apache via shell)
-http://help.ovh.co.uk/ManualBindServer (managing Bind via shell)
-http://help.ovh.co.uk/SubDomainInstallOnDedicated (create a subdomain)

PCDiver
11-03-2008, 12:13
Log on to your server via RDP.

Go to control panel, administrative tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

Then open the help. The "getting started" section under IIS is probably a good start.

OVH.Customer
10-03-2008, 22:07
Quote Originally Posted by Dubstepper
Thanks people, i had to reformat again back to Windows 2003 Server Edition, And it doesn't have Plesk, is there any free alternative, or a way to get a site up without it?

Thanks.
Yes, in his post above Mark suggested Helm which is similar to Plesk only free for up to 5 domains. You could also forget control panels altogether and just use Windows on its own. Mark also suggested how to do that in his post above.

Dubstepper
10-03-2008, 21:32
Thanks people, i had to reformat again back to Windows 2003 Server Edition, And it doesn't have Plesk, is there any free alternative, or a way to get a site up without it?

Thanks.

Mark
10-03-2008, 10:42
Dubstepper,

you need to change the nameservers for your domain as they're still set to the default OVH ones (dns11.ovh.net & ns11.ovh.net ).

If you change the primary nameserver to the name of your machine (e.g. ksxxxxx.kimsufi.com) in OVH Manager under Domain name > Hostings > grimereviews.co.uk > Domains & DNS > DNS Servers > Modify, that'll get you going.

You'll have to wait a while for the changes to propagate before you see the site hosted on your server.

OVH.Customer
10-03-2008, 00:14
Quote Originally Posted by Dubstepper
I can easy remove it all and start again, if you have any tutorials or steps to take, or anything that can advise me on how to do it from step one, it would be appreciated.
Like Mark I'm only familiar with Windows. I'm not sure what Plesk is like on Linux.

I'm assuming that there isn't much difference. Run through this and see how far you can get.

http://www.hostmysite.com/support/plesk/newdomain/

Mark
09-03-2008, 23:56
The fact that both http://grimereviews.co.uk/ and http://87.98.219.89/ don't throw error pages must mean you're on the right track.

As you're using Linux now though , I haven't a clue how you ought to proceed.

Good luck ;-)

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 22:28
Quote Originally Posted by OVH.Customer
It's difficult to advise you on what to do without knowing the steps you've already taken.
I can easy remove it all and start again, if you have any tutorials or steps to take, or anything that can advise me on how to do it from step one, it would be appreciated.

OVH.Customer
09-03-2008, 22:11
It's difficult to advise you on what to do without knowing the steps you've already taken.

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 20:08
Quote Originally Posted by Mark
You don't need to add the site to IIS as this is the location of the default website.


Add the domain to Plesk???
I have tried adding it and get this: http://grimereviews.co.uk/ and http://87.98.219.89/


Mark
09-03-2008, 19:53
Quote Originally Posted by OVH.Customer
I don't think that'll work unless you also add the site to IIS and configure the DNS.
You don't need to add the site to IIS as this is the location of the default website.

Quote Originally Posted by Dubstepper
Thanks for the replies, i just reformatted into Linux Plesk 7.5, what should i do from here?
Add the domain to Plesk???

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 19:52
Thanks for the replies, i just reformatted into Linux Plesk 7.5, what should i do from here?

OVH.Customer
09-03-2008, 19:28
Quote Originally Posted by Mark
If you only want to serve a single website, just put it in the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot folder and that'll do it.

If you want to serve up to five sites, try the free 5 domain Helm licence.
I don't think that'll work unless you also add the site to IIS and configure the DNS.

Mark
09-03-2008, 17:39
If you only want to serve a single website, just put it in the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot folder and that'll do it.

If you want to serve up to five sites, try the free 5 domain Helm licence.

OVH.Customer
09-03-2008, 16:55
You may be able to download it from the Plesk website and install it. Alternatively you could try one of the other control panels available for Windows or failing that move over to Linux.

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 16:27
There is no folder called SwSoft in Program Files

Is there any way to install Plesk?

OVH.Customer
09-03-2008, 16:06
When the domain is registered you will need to point it to your server so you'll need to change the nameservers for the domain.

When your connected via remote desktop do you see a folder in program files called SWsoft? If you do then Plesk is installed and it'll be easy to add the domain. If you don't then I'm not entirely sure what to do. Might be worth installing a control panel of some sort if you're not confident with Windows Server 2003.

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 15:50
Quote Originally Posted by OVH.Customer
You will need to add the domain to your server yourself. If you're running uTorrent then I'm guessing that this is a Windows server. Does that mean that you have Plesk installed?
Im not sure, i am just doing remote desktop and running uTorrent with no UI, i have ordered a domain and added it in the thread, so i think i have to wait for it to register, if there anything i need to do?

OVH.Customer
09-03-2008, 15:34
You will need to add the domain to your server yourself. If you're running uTorrent then I'm guessing that this is a Windows server. Does that mean that you have Plesk installed?

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 15:33
Quote Originally Posted by OVH.Customer
Is this a Linux or Windows server?
Its Windows 2003 Web Edition.

I can reformat though if needed.

Dubstepper
09-03-2008, 15:21
Well, currently i am using my server with uTorrent on, but i am looking to make a music reviews site on it, how would i go about making a public website? With an IP and domain and everything? I am going to setup the domain now.

Thanks.

EDIT:

Number: 3746565
Date: 2008-03-09 15:27:24
Expiry date: 2008-03-24 15:27:23

Here is my order number, could i get it added to my server please, address is: ks36591.kimsufi.com