I finally got my server up and when I goto local host in a browser i get the "It works!" page.

That's wonderful!

I have my web page put together on my windows7 machine as an HTML/CSS document.


How do I get it over and into my server to be displayed for all the world to see? I mean, I get it about files and stuff. but I'm not sure of the procedure to cause all this to happen in my Ubuntu box?

Go easy on me folks! I'm a noob at this. But I am clever so just throw me a clue of "where to go" "what to see" and "what to do" and stuff.

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    Oh boy, there is so much that you need to learn. One post won't even help you to get an idea of the gigantic world that web development is. Anyway, good luck on the travel! :)
    – Lucio
    Feb 22, 2015 at 3:07
  • You can start with help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions to transfer your web content to your Ubuntu system. Feb 25, 2015 at 12:26

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How do I get it over and into my server to be displayed for all the world to see?

As your question has 2 parts, I will try to answer them both. Firstly, the "How do I get it over" part. You just need to install ssh server program on your ubuntu box and then ssh from your windows 7 by using putty. Putty is better for administrating your ubuntu server, but to transfer files winscp is better with a nice GUI and drag&drop operation. It's basically windows version of linux program called 'scp' (Secure CoPy). Either way, you will need ssh.

To install ssh, execute the following commands.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

And to be able to open localhost on your browser, you need to install apache, or any other software for that matter.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache2

Now, you can have the HTML/CSS documents on the ubuntu server. And you can view the "It works!" page on localhost with browser.

"To be displayed for all the world to see?" As for this part of the question, I can only give you a brief guide, as I don't have experience on web development. You will need to buy a domain name (or get a free one), and hosting space (or you can use your ubuntu box as server). Here's a basic tutorial from digitalocean. You can get more information by searching on google.

  • Magnificent!!! Thanks...now i'm off to absorb that info! cheers! Feb 22, 2015 at 6:46

You install SSH.

sudo apt-get install ssh

Then you use it for administering the server from your Windows box (one popular SSH client is PuTTY), as well as for transferring files to and from via SFTP (not FTP). One SFTP client that I have used is FileZilla, there are many others.

  • Thank you....I love to chomp and chew info like a cow chewing cud! Feb 22, 2015 at 6:47

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