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How to Setup a Web Server on Your PC

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The following TUT is to show how to install and setup a web server on your  PC to host your own website or files for the world to access.  Very useful.  This all can be done behind a VPN.

Before we do anything we have to install betternet VPN.  This is a free one click service. I personally recommend betternet as they do not log anything. This step is optional. 

 


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1. Install  Betternet 


2.After install click connect. Minimize.   Small icon will go to systray and if shes smilling you are good to go!  betternet will install a TAP adapter and all internet traffic will go through to the VPN server and all information is secure. 
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3. Create a no-ip.com account
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4.Login to no-ip.com
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5.Add a host
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4. Create a host of the name of your site. ex. yoursite.no-ip.org. If you are behind a NAT router or your ISP blocks port 80,  you will have to use port redirect and forward the port in your router and setup the web server with the correct port you selected. I am assuming you will know how to do that. if you want to fork over the coin you can buy a premium account to have wilcards which allows you to have www.yoursite.no-ip.org

4a.  You IP should automatically populate.  If it does not use the betternet VPN IP or your own if you decided not to use betternet.

4b. There is a section that allows you to mask your host.  I would suggest you fill this section out.  this is so when someone puts in their browser it will populate what you masked instead of your IP

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5. Add host.

5. Download DUC no-ip Setup

6. Install no-ip DUC software to keep your host updated with your new ip when connecting with a VPN or if your IP is not static.


7. Run DUC no-ip.com and login through the app with your no-ip.com account

8. After login the following screen will appear.
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9. Click on Edit host and make sure your host (yoursite.no-ip.org) you created is checked off then click save.

10.  click Refresh. Minimize to systray.  Now your yoursite.no-ip.org is configured with your IP.


NOW THE WEB SERVER

1. Install Abyss Web Server and start the server

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2.Another box will tell you a configuration file was created. Click OK.
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3.Your default browser will now open the URL http://127.0.0.1:9999 which is the Abyss Web Server console. Here you need to select your language and then click OK.

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4.On the next screen enter a suitable Username and a suitable Password, the click OK.

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5.After clicking OK, you will be asked to enter your Username and Password into the login box. Do this then click OK.

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6.Abyss Web Server is now installed, and you are now presented with the console.

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7. To test if Abyss Web Server is working on Port 80, the default port for serving websites, type http://127.0.0.1 or http://yoursite.no-ip.org:80 into your browser and click Go.

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8.If you see the screen above, then congratulations, Abyss Web Server is ready to start serving your website. All you need to do now is start adding your website and files into your htdocs folder, which by default, is located at C:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\htdocs.

Now its up to you to design your own website or do what you will with the server.

 

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