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Friday, February 17, 2012

Apache, Webmin, and more!!!

Friday night and the Web server is up and running.  Even have a map that everyone in the family can now check on and see what progress has been made from time to time.  You can check it out Here if you want.

It took me some time, just had to take a few deep breaths and clear my mind and take it a little slower.  Turns out the Webmin TWiki has a great getting started guide here. Was able to get the site up and out to all of you in fairly short order. Had some trouble getting the map to a viewable state, as it turns out even after you include a folder, you have to set the folder permissions to "Access files" and readable before the server will allow them out.  Just don't give everyone in the world write access to your files.

Once I had it up, I started poking around and found a host of other plug-ins (modules they are called) that are available to enhance what it is that Webmin can be used for or interact with.  Now I am very interested in what else Webmin and other servers can do for me.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Next up is running a cron job that will run the mapper program and update the site periodically with out having to do it manually every time.

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