Free .tk domain, does It work?

This post is part of Tero Karvinen’s course: Linux as server. Even it is related to school mission it will offer usefull information about GNU/Linux!

My friend is kinda exact when it comes to money (something for me to learn). He was doing blogging in my server and used ip for accessing to his blog. I think it was very bad idea and I started to sort out is there cheap solution. Then I heard about They promise free domain and I could not believe it.  Well I tried and seems like there is such thing as free . Here is how I did it.

First I went to

Then entered the domain and clicked go. After that I needed to fill some specific information depended on my VPS provider Linode.



Thats pretty much it. I would say less is more what they are thinking at Then I added domain zone at my linode manager.



Dns configuration were done. I tried does it work.

$ firefox

It led to the right place (my server). So it was working. I wanted to point it to my friends blog so I did virtualhost configurations.

$ sudoedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/

Added this:

# domain:
# public: /home/example/public_html

<VirtualHost *:8080>
  # Admin email, Server Name (domain name), and any aliases

  # Index file and Document Root (where the public files are located)
  DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
  DocumentRoot /home/example/public_html/

  # Log file locations
  LogLevel warn
  ErrorLog  /home/example/public_html/log/error.log
  CustomLog /home/example/public_html/log/access.log combined
Please not that if you like to make it work, you need to do log folder into public_html. I had done it before. More information here.

Then ctrl+x -> y -> ENTER
$ sudo a2ensite
$ sudo service apache2 restart

Then I tested if it is working.

$ firefox

BOOM it was pumping!

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