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DimaSafr
How do I run a webserver on Windows XP home?
Is it possiblr at all or do I need to install windows 2003 any way?
Can I do it if my internet connection is wireless?

Thanks
TomS
>>How do I run a webserver on Windows XP home?
Download XAMPP: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

Is it possiblr at all or do I need to install windows 2003 any way?
Yes it is possible, it even runs on Win98.

Can I do it if my internet connection is wireless?
Yes, ofcourse.

To avoid high internet costs, you only have to have a real flatrate (no volumetarif, no timetarif).

After decompressing it, you have to run a batchfile that creates the paths.
Then run xampp-control.exe and start the first 2 services.
Enter the following in your browser: "http://loaclhost/"
You'll see a site which informs you about the server.
Open the subfolder "htdocs" and replace the "index.html" with your own.
After entering http://localhost in your browser, you'll see your homepage.

FTP-Server and Mail-server are included and ofcourse MySQL with the frontend "phpMyAdmin".
You can ask me for anything depending on xampp except how to config and to run the mailserver, because i don't know it myself (would be nice, if anybody could explain to me Wink)

Then you should register a dynamic DNS on http://www.dyndns.com/, because your pc get's a new IP, after reboot. With this service and a little program called "WinConnect" (http://winconnect.net/).

This cares about that every person who calls "http://yourusername.dyndns.org" sees your site.

An alternative dynamic DNS provider is http://no-ip.com, but I didn't test it.
kelvinpoon
Beside go to this site: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
you can also visit http://www.appservnetwork.com/
the difference is XAMPP include FTP server

But newer version of these software installed PHP 5. I run my server using PHP 5 on Windows XP Pro, it has some problems! So i thnik that you must think about this before using these software.
urangkayo
If you want your apache server with ssl you can look here

http://www.apachelounge.com/download/

download here http://www.apachelounge.com/download/binaries/httpd-2.2.2-win32-x86-ssl.zip

in this site you can download php5apache2.dl if you use php-5.1.4 because php5apache2.dll from php.net not support Apache-2.2.2
you can download here
http://www.apachelounge.com/download/mods/php5apache2.dll-php5.1.x.zip

i hope this will help you
otiscom
If you just want a simple web site try HOME web sever (Google for it), very simple and easy to use.
Remember to get dyndns account if you don't have a fixed IP.
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