• Where To Start

    So you might be wondering where to start when it comes to building your own web server.
    That’s a great question, especially considering how many tutorials I’ve made and how confusing it can be trying to figure out where to start, so this page is for you.

    Getting Started

    Here’s some articles to get started with:


    9 Responses to Where To Start

    1. November 22, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      I tried to install the Apache Server which seemed to work ok. But the php extract failed only giving me a lot of php folders with one dll in each.
      Am I missing something here?

    2. October 10, 2016 at 12:02 PM


      Thank you for making the Youtube tutorials 🙂

      I see that your site hasn’t been updated, I guess hobbies are sometimes put in the background when other priorities are set.

      In any case, I salute you for your work!

      Best wishes.

      • October 11, 2016 at 12:43 AM

        Hey Jose,
        Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I haven’t been able to make updated tutorials because I just don’t have the time. It takes several hours to make one, from learning the process first, recording it, then editing it.
        I have lots of excellent new ideas for tutorials, but I just don’t have time for them. I couldn’t figure out how to make enough money to support the project and so this is where it’s at for now.

        • October 11, 2016 at 2:48 AM

          I fully understand. I hope everything goes well for you 🙂

    3. Michael Burkley
      November 11, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      I just wanted to let you know that I can’t access any of your YouTube videos. They all come back saying that the video is blocked to people in my country (which is the U.S.A.). Has something happened that I don’t know about? I was looking into how to install XAMPP in Windows 8 ( did it, but can’t access phpMyAdmin and I’m clueless!). Thanks for your encouragements in the Lord. –Michael

      • November 12, 2015 at 4:56 PM

        Thank you for pointing the video issue out. I’ve corrected the problem and they appear to be working fine now.

    4. bobwareham
      October 23, 2015 at 1:46 PM

      Many thanks for your opinion very helpful so I will get the Pi and give it a go.

    5. bobwareham
      October 23, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      Thank you for your very helpful YouTube video on the Pogo Plug unit I am thinking of buying one for home use as we have our main tv in the lounge and a Amazon fire tv in the bedroom and would love to stream video to both but don’t need to have video on the web so a personal server would be cheaper and easy to do I was looking at the Pogo or raspberry Pi unit with hard drives to store my movies then be able to play at any time your opinion would be good if you don’t mind pi or Pogo?

      Many thanks Bob

      • October 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM

        Hey Bob,
        I would definitely recommend the Raspberry Pi over the Pogoplug. Unlike the Pogoplug, the Raspberry Pi is actually designed for a custom OS and the whole process is much simplier. There’s also at least a couple of different media server OS images available for it, which I briefly looked at and was impressed. There’s a strong community and countless tutorials, so yes, I definitely recommend it over the Pogoplug. The only catch is the price tag is higher than the Pogoplug, but not by much. I hope that helps.

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