I set up a web site using Ubuntu Linux with Apache/MySQL/PHP5/PHPMyAdmin and WordPress. It all came together nicely and was relatively easy. I have it set up now and I’m trying to figure out what domain name to register. But then I got to thinking, how’s this all work? When I register for a domain name and they say yes – you now own www.mydomain.com. How do I tack mydomain.com to my web site? Do I just tack in my external IP to the registry and it updates the DNS tables and whatnot?
I can understand it being a bad idea if I was hosting some sort of a crazy web service, but my site I’m launching is basically a personal web site. Think of facebook, but a little different. I’ll host some how-to guides to do different things on computers and integrate a downloads section, so that way when me and some friends from other states go to the beach and I have all of the pictures, I can zip the pictures and host it and they can download all 300-400-whatever pictures in 1 shot straight from that box. It’s worked beautifully in the past with just Apache. The only difference is now I’m using WordPress with Apache so it looks prettier.
I can understand it being a bad idea if I was hosting some sort of a crazy web service, but my site I’m launching is basically a personal web site. Think of facebook, but a little different. I’ll host some how-to guides to do different things on computers and integrate a downloads section, so that way when me and some friends from other states go to the beach and I have all of the pictures, I can zip the pictures and host it and they can download all 300-400-whatever pictures in 1 shot straight from that box. It’s worked beautifully in the past with just Apache. The only difference is now I’m using WordPress with Apache so it looks prettier.
I can understand it being a bad idea if I was hosting some sort of a crazy web service, but my site I’m launching is basically a personal web site. Think of facebook, but a little different. I’ll host some how-to guides to do different things on computers and integrate a downloads section, so that way when me and some friends from other states go to the beach and I have all of the pictures, I can zip the pictures and host it and they can download all 300-400-whatever pictures in 1 shot straight from that box. It’s worked beautifully in the past with just Apache. The only difference is now I’m using WordPress with Apache so it looks prettier.

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