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M4rshall
post Nov 6 2013, 08:50 AM
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Hi,

I have recently started to build an intranet site for the company I work for. The site itself was planned to run from a local network drive and have everyone's homepage setup to access the home.html webpage.

We implemented this however, Our central IT team have been most unhelpful and banned this kind of access stating that it must sit on it's own stand alone server.

I am now at a point where I have a standalone server !!! This is installed in our server room and I am getting access to this via Remote Desktop Log on in the next few days...... However this is where our amazing IT team have cut off support.

Question 1 -

The plan now (and correct me if I'm wrong) is basically to upload the HTML documents on to the Server set everyone's homepage to the home.html webpage and Bobs is your mums brother.

Will this work how I plan? Do I need any additional software etc.?

Question 2 -

Moving on from this on the same site (separate page - still in development) I am creating a HTML from for our telephone agents to fill in when they receive a complaint. The plan behind this one is that once they fill the form in and hit submit, it will generate an e-mail to our complaints department. Now I am aware this will also require some PHP coding to enable the server to do this but what else do I need, software, coding? I have lifted a free contact form of the internet complete with PHP coding for the backend and also a PHP installation file (http://www.freecontactform.com/free.php). I'm not 100% on how this will all link together, hence the post here.

Whilst our IT team are being must un-supportive here, this is an opportunity for me to learn and I grateful for any help and support anyone can give.

Yes I am completely new to Server-Side scripting and functionality.
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M4rshall
post Nov 6 2013, 09:28 AM
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Additionally the server has nothing installed at all on it yet, what will I need?

I know I will need some form of PHP software but anything else?
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post Nov 6 2013, 04:23 PM
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The server would minimally need an operating system, Apache server software with php and mysql support. There's plenty of online tutorials on how to do this.

First the machine needs an operating system. Hope it's linux, but could be windows.
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how_to_in..._linux_easy_way

Then install Apache, php and mysql.
Here's a good one - https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/28815...er-installation

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M4rshall
post Nov 7 2013, 04:42 AM
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It is a Windows 2003 SP2 operating server.

What is Apache? I figured I would need PHP but I don't believe we have any unused MYSQL licences, will I need this?

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post Nov 7 2013, 10:48 AM
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Apache is web server software it also runs on Windows.
Apache/PHP/MySQL are all open source, there are no fees for the licenses.

But you say Windows 2003 Server, so maybe it already has everything. Time to read some documentation.

I will have to bow out as I know nothing about Windows servers and IIS. Your IT team really needs to give you some help. Like many IT departments they love Windows cause it keeps them employed, so since they're pushing it they should at least support it. Sounds like politics is screwing with your project.
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M4rshall
post Nov 8 2013, 06:40 AM
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Thank you for your help, Jimlongo.

What does Apache actually do?
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Apache is itself an open source collection of various software.

Generically, when people mention an Apache server they are talking about the httpd server http://httpd.apache.org - that is the software that serves . . . http pages.

Here's a Windows IIS vs Apache article
http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/3074841
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