Can I convert my simple old desktop computer into a web server. How do I get it up and running?

Question by xxx: Can I convert my simple old desktop computer into a web server. How do I get it up and running?
Hi, I want to set up a simple web server for my small business using just my old computer; what is the process of converting this to a web server machine (as well as installing apache). Please refer me to external sites if need be. Most of the manuals I have seen on the web sound very technical. cheers.

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Answer by cld
Install security software that is strong enough for enterprise use(I know it’s probably overdoing it, but at least it would be helpful).

If you are planning to use some sort of database, use one you know the most, like SQL(mySQL included), Oracle, or Access.

When you finished installing Apache, open up TCP port 80, as users would need to gain access to the port to browse your web pages.

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