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Getting started question

posted by Krow on 11:46 AM December 31st, 2000   Printer-friendly   Email story
Anonymous Coward writes "I just bought a domain and would like to slashcode it out, as a forum for paintball. What would be the best way to get started? I have a sparc2 (running Solaris 8, slowly:^) I also have a few extra machines around....I just bring this up because I assume I will need to load a Linux/Unix box to develop and update the site in perl??? looks good for hosting, is this the best way to go or could I just use one of those $6.95 a month places? As far as Perl goes, could I learn as I go or do I have to be super-code-guy right from the start? I bought, it's pointed at my ISP now....could be a big draw, PBallers love to chat, talk smack, etc. as far as I can tell there is no place to do that sort of thing (no place worth a damn)."
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  • Well, the question is do you have a dedicated internet connection with a static IP?

    As for running it on Solaris or wherever, it depends on how many hits you think the site will get. I have my slash sites on a Dual Pentium II system, which is way over kill. The machine runs Seti in the background cause it's basically sitting there not doing anything. Slash is not taxing much (I get about 300 hits or so a day on each site I think)

    As for running it, you don't need a lot of Perl skills to get it up and running. To customize it a lot, you might, but to simply change the look and feel, you don't need any perl skills.
    -- It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.


    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • your mom got out of the federal prison for hoochi-momas! eeeewwwwwww. I bet you SMACKed her incestuous anus the second you saw her when she stepped her stretch-marked leg out of that big white bus. Then while inside your house, she taught you how to play her favorite jail-time game "rimshot!" Oh man, don't be cruel to cooked food! Please don't bring up any more of your ideas on SMACK when in slashcode. It just isn't right...