Originally Posted by nickyc95
Hi, i recently bought a RAQ 3i to host off.
But I am looking for a complete step by step guide to tell me exactly how to create a website, and how to setup DNS and everything else...
I am also going to want to install something like Cpanel. (which i could do with a guide of some sort.)
If you could provide something like this then i would be very greatful..
Nic (hahah get it)
OK anyway, I too am new to running a webpage from one of these units, I bought a Cobalt RaQ4i cheap off eBay to learn the backend of the web / network services. See I am studying for my CCNA, and I thought it might be nice to see it all work. Plus, I could of setup a PC or Server that I already had here but the Cobalt will pay for itself in less then one year in electricity saved it only draws 35 watts when up and running.
First thing I did was download the restore CD from Sun's archives, but after looking around a bit (and reading a lot on the web) I learned about BlueQuartz, and the NuOnce Networks installer, it is a slightly updated version of the Sun/Cobalt webserver software / interface, but there is an active update system. I am not saying this is the best option only that its a nice easy one.
I originally tried to get it to work with my current home router and dynamic Cable IP, it did not work (even though I understand that it can be made to work) so I upgraded my service to a Business Class service from my ISP / Cable Company to get a Static IP. Plugged that information into the cobalt and it was online. It really was that simple!
Pretty much once you have the software installed, Sun/Cobalt [I would not run this as its old and the last updates are well over 5 years old] BQ, BlueOnyx, RackStar etc. Its pretty easy, plus now that we have a couple people back talking on this forum, specially gnetwerker
. I am sure we can get you running. If you want to see my unit / page that it runs c0op3r.com
its nothing special, but you can see the working cobalt system.