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    Network Domain on Apache installed on my computer

    I am installing Apache 2.0.59-win32-x86_no_ssl.msi on my Dell Inspiron8100 with Windows 2000 operating system. I intend to use it as a test server to get things going before ftping files to my public production server in a shared hosting environment. The first 3 questions in the windows installer have me stumped:
    1) Network Domain. Enter the DNS domain in which your server is or will be registered in. For example, if your server's full DNS name is server.mydomain.net, your would type mydomain.net here.
    Well, I'm not installing Apache on a public server, so this makes no sense. What should I put if I'm just installing it on my own computer for testing purposes? localhost?
    2) Server Name Your server's full DNS name. From the example above, you would type server.mydomain.net here.
    I guess I'd type server.xxxx.xxx, but what would xxxx.xxx be?
    3) Administrator's Email Address. Enter the server administrator's or webmaster's email address here. This address will be displayed along with error messages to the client by default.
    I guess I'd type webmaster@xxxx. Again, what XXX?
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    p2,

    BEFORE you setup Apache, STOP IIS!

    IP Address: 127.0.0.1
    Server Name: localhost
    Webmaster's address: webmaster@localhost (it doesn't really matter 'cause you don't have an SMTP server installed so use your REAL e-mail address for when you DO set it up and expect it to e-mail you, it can).

    After you get this setup, you'll really want to use a modified domain name (not localhost - that makes testing difficult) so think VirtualHost and come back asking how to do that - it works a treat!

    Regards,

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