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1. Which Method Is Best For You
Several ways to get your site online are available, including anonymous TOR sites, DDNS hosts, and regular domain names. Each one has various pros and cons which we will explore further.
2a. Register A Free DDNS Host Name
Several dynamic DNS providers allow you to make free host names, or use your own custom domain.
2b. Register A Domain Name And Serve Your Own DNS
With a static IP, a DNS zone can be created and served automatically.
2c. Setup A Tor .onion Site
This is private and can not be censored, but your visitors will need a Tor browser.
3. Download And Run SuperSimpleServer
Any computer that runs Windows or Linux can be used, including very old 32-bit machines.
4. Configure Your Site
Adding a site is as easy as entering a few key pieces of information such as the site name and desired administrator login/password.
5. First Connection And Testing
At this point you can open a web browser and go to your new site. If there are any problems, such as a firewall or router that is preventing connection, there are several work-arounds you can try.
6. Basic Site Operation
Navigating and posting content to your site is very simple. Forums, wiki-pages, and file repositories can be setup at any URL with ease. Several browsing, logging, and moderation functions are available.
7. Customizing Your Site
Every aspect of your site can be changed, from the header layout and image, to the fine details of how forums and chat rooms look.
8. Managing Users And Content
Several detailed settings and levels are available to control user content and optionally pre-moderate all outside changes and additions.
9. Long-Term Maintenance And Backups
Occasionally making a backup of your sites content is very easy because Super Simple Server stores all data in plain text files, which can be easily zipped up and archived from time to time.
This guide shows how to use basic formatting tags for simple layout and image embeds.
Complete Format Tag Reference
All tags used in the creation of pages are listed, with detailed notes.
All CSS named colors, in order of hue and saturation.
Full Template List
A brief description of what each template page does.
Bandwidth Monitoring And Throttling
A full-featured bandwidth control system allows you to set a system-wide limit or throttle specific users and groups.
All site configuration files are stored in plain-text format. There are several different settings files that can be used to change the way connections are handled, how user permissions work, and many other aspects of site operation.
A special configuration file that allows redirecting from any site path to any URL.
A special configuration file that allows forwarding requests from any site path to any URL and relaying back the response.
The protection levels and modes can be customized in great detail.
Command Line Arguments
There are a few options that can be specified on the command-line, such as config location and silent operation.
Responsive Multi-Column Layout
This sample layout shows you how you can make a nice multi-column newspaper-style layout on any page.
Sharing Logins/Session Between Subdomains
If you run multiple sites under a common domain, it is easy to have a common login.
DDNS Provider List
This list has many free providers. Many allow you to create free host names, some also allow you to use your own custom domain.
IP-Check Servers List
If you are using DDNS, you may also need an IP-Check server URL, which helps reduce redundant DDNS updates.
Domain Registrar List
If you are going to register your own domain name, this list is a good starting point when finding a registrar.
More to come...