setting up a web server in windows xp pro

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I am having trouble setting up a web server with windows xp pro I have the software installed for the web server. The thing I would like to know is I have an ftp server I what to use to upload my files to the web server and I do not have a clue how to do that. Can any one help me please and thank you?

I have gone and searched google for help with windows xp pro web server and help setting up windows web server.
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jackfusion wrote:
I am having trouble setting up a web server with windows xp pro I have the software installed for the web server. The thing I would like to know is I have an ftp server I what to use to upload my files to the web server and I do not have a clue how to do that. Can any one help me please and thank you?

I have gone and searched google for help with windows xp pro web server and help setting up windows web server.


I would not recommend serving webpages via XP, but if you must use XP, use Apache as opposed to IIS. http://www.apache.org/

Serve-U is a good ftp server program you can use, for windows, with a very nice interface. http://www.serv-u.com/

As far as an FTP client, I would recommend AceFtp. http://freeware.aceftp.com/

;D.

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I'm with phpSelectah on this one, just because IIS is there doesn't mean you should necessarily use it :)

I'd go with Apache every time regardless of the operating system - and if there is no version of Apache compatible with that operating system, then I go with a diff. OS too :)

I would recommend going with an all-in-one package such as FoxServ rather than downloading and configuring Apache/PHP/MySQL individually. It's all in one setup file, all preconfigured with a good working setup, and will get you up and running quicker with little or no past experience of Apache.

The install goes smoothly, you've got a good server up and running that you can learn from (often seeing something that's actually working can help you learn quicker than having something that's broken and figuring out how to try & fix it) :)
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ok, kool kool

how would i go about giving someoneftp access to my pc, i have windows xp-pro

i know this would be wasier using linux, and i hav friends that do so with linux and unix based os'. but i have xp pro :)

thanks
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You might want to try to install IIS with the integrated FTP.

You can get your IIS installed with your Windows XP Pro CD. Then by doing some configurations in your IIS, you can have your FTP server running.
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if you do apache then try WAMP package!
http://www.wampserver.com/en/

good luck :)
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kool thanks man, goint to check that site out

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