I'm new to the Linux world and to the world of server administration. I bought a used Pentium D (2.66) to use as a personal web server. I have Ubuntu Server running with Apache2, php5, and mysql.
My next step is to venture into the world of php based CMS's. Until now I have only really worked with proprietary CMS's in ASP and ASP.NET and I'm trying to expand my horizons. I was reading about server requirements for WordPress and one of the things that caught my eye was that the server needed to allow outgoing http requests (remote connections.)
How do I test an outgoing HTTP request? If my test fails, how do I allow it?
I assume I would need to modify a config file somewhere. I also assume that I would need to modify my router as well.
Thanks for any help.
link to wordpress page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Hosting_WordPress