LAMP, OpenSSH, FTP...domain name

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My spare computer has now been transformed into a LAMP server. I have FTP (sort of working) and OpenSSH up and running. That's all good but I have to keep typing in my ip to get to the server. Is there a way to configure one of my domains to point to it? So in putty or from another unix command line I can just type or something like that? I know about, but is there a way I can do it without paying them? Anyone know of a good tutorial to show me how? I'll be on the lookout for one, but if you know of a good one let me know Smiling.

P.S. is a load average of 0.07, 0.11, 0.09 any good?

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Yup... you need to change your local hosts file. Are you on a PC if so you need to edit 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts' (just crack it open with notepad). You should see a line that reads:       localhost'

After that just hit return and type:


Not sure about unix boxes, but if you are on a Mac, I can dig it out for you if need be.


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