Ubuntu Home Server
An Ubuntu Linux Home Server can be built with the server or home edition. Using Ubuntu for a Linux Home Server is an excellent option because it is free, the support and documentation is very good and updated and in general, it performs well. Furthermore, Ubuntu is such a good desktop operating system that using it as a server at the same time can offer the best of both worlds.
Install php and mysql user# sudo -s For all installations, type 'Y' when necessary root# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client root# apt-get install apache2 root# apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 root# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Restart server and set the config to restart automatically (often, this is already the default setting). Router Port Forwarding for your IP Test your ip in browser. Create a DNS zone for which the website points to your ip. Set the dns to point to your ip. You can do this with an online hosting account or free service like free dns.
root# /etc/apache2/apache2.conf Open the file in text editor and scroll to the bottom Add: Include conf.d/sites/*.conf Make a new folder called sites Now, open the directory /etc/apache2/conf.d and make a file for your website. For example, for the website example.com I will call the file example.com.conf. It is a good idea to give the file the same name as the top level domain since it is unique and you will be well organized. root# vi example.com.conf
Add a virtual host entry to the file:
ServerAlias example.com *.example.com
Allow from all
Now set up the folder for the site example.com open /var/www/ root# cd /var/www root:/var/www# mkdir example.com Copy the original index.html file from www/index.html to www/example.com/index.html root# cp index.html example.com/index.html Edit the example.com/index.html so that you know it comes from this directory. Just add a simple line like "This is from example.com" Access your firewall in browser (ie 192.168.0.1) Select advanced > allow port 80 with tcp