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Old Jan 23, 2004, 05:37 PM
Mothumos Mothumos is offline
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Default Is it possible to host and maintain a website on a home PC?

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Hey guys, I have always wondered, is it possible to host a website and keep all the website files in a home computer? Rather than spending hundreds of dollars a month for lets say 1GB of website space, can I just use a home PC and my cable internet connection to host a website on my own?
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 06:15 PM
Matrix_581 Matrix_581 is offline
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Yes you can, It will be slow though, and if you shift lots of data your isp might moan about it. (if you have a small local isp, larger ones dont seem to care).

only thing you might want is a domain name.
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 06:17 PM
JS JS is offline
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Yep, but your cable provider probably won't like it.

You'd need to install apache on your machine (a dedicated machine would be better, doesn't have to be anything special in terms of spec.) You'd also need to have a fixed ip address, or get one of those (i think) redirectors.

All in all I reckon it's a lot of hassle, especially when there are plenty of good cheap hosts out there like (who I've had nothing but good experiences from)
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 05:45 AM
gmeacock gmeacock is offline
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Best off with ADSL, what out for the transfer cap, you may need a business service to stop the complaints

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