Linux!?

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ok, well, I can't find the answer anywhere on the internet, so I thought I would try asking my friends at Yola. Sorry, it's not a Yola question, but hey, I'm still a Yola user! :)

I am new to Linux and Apache, I am running Ubuntu Linux 10.10 and Apache2...

HOW DO I PUBLISH A WEBSITE TO THE WEB? lol

the only answer available on the internet is move your files to /var/www - yes, I got that much... but having them in a specific place on my computer just means only I can view it, that doesn't make it live on the Internet. I've tried using filezilla, but I can't seem to get access to any websites/domains unless they are hosted somewhere. If I wasn't clear, I'm looking to host it myself as well... maybe I'm missing a step or maybe there's a host out there that's like my own virtual host or something!? Please help! Thanks!
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Great to hear that you could get rid of Microsoft.

To host a web site yourself, you must own a domain first(or subdomain).

The first and major problem you face is ISP. If your ISP give you a static IP, that's good. Otherwise you have to use a dynamic DNS client.

First, enter IPs of your DNS host in registrar(registrars requires atleast 2 IPs that a home Internet connections won't get).
In your DNS host, enter the IP of your pc's IP.

In BIND, setup it to listen to the domain your own.

That's it!
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thanks, I'll try that and let you know what happens.