A personal web server is something that a lot of people involved in Linux have. Setting up one properly is, however, a topic worth of an entire book. In this section, only the most basic of steps will be covered for you to get started. By no means is it complete or secure, as we will rely on the default settings that Debian or Ubuntu ship with in their packages.
There are several well-known web servers, but without a doubt, the most well-known is the following Apache web server:
packt@PacktPublishing:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2
As before, Debian will automatically start Apache, and it can be used right away. Using a web browser by typing the IP or hostname, such as
http://192.168.0.10 which was used earlier, into the ...