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DATAHORSE: Custom-Built Server-Capable,  Dual-Boot Test Environment M.Elizabeth Fraser IT 332, Web Server Management
Purpose and Background <ul><li>Server-capable platform for hands-on (not just University computer labs) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Hardware Profiles <ul><li>Motherboard: ASUS K8VSE Deluxe, 64-bit & 32-bit processing supported simultaneously, built-in 1M...
Virtual PC Configuration  (as in 332 class)
Operating System Configurations (Part 1) <ul><li>XAMPP for Server Functions (Open Source “package” of commonly needed serv...
XAMPP (from ‘apachefriends.org) <ul><li>Console controls Web Server, Sequel Server, FTP Server, and Mail Server </li></ul>...
XAMPP Control Panel
XAMPP Platform  for Open Source <ul><li>Configuration possible for different Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Simplific...
XAMPP Configuration for  “Win-NT”
XAMPP Control Panel/ Explorer
Configuration HomeNet: <ul><li>MS Windows XP Pro (Fraser home office) </li></ul><ul><li>XP must be set up to allow Interne...
Software for File Transfer, HTML Editor, Scripting  <ul><li>Ipswitch FTP Pro </li></ul><ul><li>EditPlus 2 </li></ul><ul><l...
Lycos Tripod (Hosting)
Website Hosting Arrangement <ul><li>Tripod at Lycos.com , hosting community since 1994: “Webmaster Account” (1-month: Pro-...
Content Experiments <ul><li>Projecthorse </li></ul><ul><li>FinVest </li></ul><ul><li>GrammarLab </li></ul>
References <ul><li>Palmer, Charlie, “Overview of Dual Boot Setup,”  The PC Guide,  http:// pcguide.com/byop/byop_Overviewo...
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    1. 1. DATAHORSE: Custom-Built Server-Capable, Dual-Boot Test Environment M.Elizabeth Fraser IT 332, Web Server Management
    2. 2. Purpose and Background <ul><li>Server-capable platform for hands-on (not just University computer labs) </li></ul><ul><li>PC Function: processing power, bus speed, disk subsystem, and RAM to emulate a server </li></ul><ul><li>Compare set-up’s for Web Development; Operating Systems, Configuration Management in different environments </li></ul>
    3. 3. Hardware Profiles <ul><li>Motherboard: ASUS K8VSE Deluxe, 64-bit & 32-bit processing supported simultaneously, built-in 1MG L2 cache </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Drives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seagate Barracuda: 120-Gig (for MS XP Pro and Virtual PC); 80 Gig Seagate for Red Hat Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RAM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.5 Megabyte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATI Graphics adaptor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Interface (Linksys Wireless) </li></ul><ul><li>USB support, ASUS “Cool & Quiet” technology </li></ul>
    4. 4. Virtual PC Configuration (as in 332 class)
    5. 5. Operating System Configurations (Part 1) <ul><li>XAMPP for Server Functions (Open Source “package” of commonly needed server configurations) </li></ul><ul><li>Use command line or console </li></ul>
    6. 6. XAMPP (from ‘apachefriends.org) <ul><li>Console controls Web Server, Sequel Server, FTP Server, and Mail Server </li></ul>XAMPP Console Configure Apache Configure MySQL Configure File Transfer
    7. 7. XAMPP Control Panel
    8. 8. XAMPP Platform for Open Source <ul><li>Configuration possible for different Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Simplification for (small) Server-Application purposes [note: may not have good scalability for larger implementation] </li></ul>
    9. 9. XAMPP Configuration for “Win-NT”
    10. 10. XAMPP Control Panel/ Explorer
    11. 11. Configuration HomeNet: <ul><li>MS Windows XP Pro (Fraser home office) </li></ul><ul><li>XP must be set up to allow Internet clients to access services </li></ul><ul><li>2 other custom AMD computers, </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner, printer, pro-digital camera, and backup external drives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Windows XP security (firewalls, updates, virus scans) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Software for File Transfer, HTML Editor, Scripting <ul><li>Ipswitch FTP Pro </li></ul><ul><li>EditPlus 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Javascript </li></ul><ul><li>PHP </li></ul>
    13. 13. Lycos Tripod (Hosting)
    14. 14. Website Hosting Arrangement <ul><li>Tripod at Lycos.com , hosting community since 1994: “Webmaster Account” (1-month: Pro-level, about $18) </li></ul><ul><li>File Manager and scripting environment provided </li></ul><ul><li>No DNS or IIS administration needed </li></ul>
    15. 15. Content Experiments <ul><li>Projecthorse </li></ul><ul><li>FinVest </li></ul><ul><li>GrammarLab </li></ul>
    16. 16. References <ul><li>Palmer, Charlie, “Overview of Dual Boot Setup,” The PC Guide, http:// pcguide.com/byop/byop_OverviewofDualBootSetup.htm , Fall 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Rosenthal, Morris, Build Your Own PC, 4 th edition, McGraw-Hill/ Osborne, New York: ©2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Silva, Steve, Web Server Administration, Thomson Course Technology, Boston: ©2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Ullman, Larry, MySQL Visual Quickstart Guide, Peachpit Press, Berkeley CA: ©2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Valade, Janet, PHP& MySQL Everyday Apps for Dummies, Wiley Publishing Inc., Hoboken, NJ: ©2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Vogelgesang, Kay, “XAMPP for Windows,” http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html , Fall 2006 </li></ul>
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