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Guys, do you know how to host ur own server and website?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by diden, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. diden

    diden Newbie

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    Hi, I was new with this thing, usually I am working with offline server using xammp or wamp with no IP and static IP
    but everything that I made offline just only work in local network, I was thinking about having my own personal web server
    in which I can manage my own site with my own personal server, which mean, anywhere I go, I can access my website remotely


    I know this is hard to do and required alot of efford, but any reference or basic guideline should help.

    thanks.

    Note: yes, I have a shared hosting too(alot), but I want to know how to setup our own server, what is requirement and how to get cpanel into our own server and remote access it anywhere.
    right now I am able to test wordpress in my offline server to work, few cms script and WHCSM .. I do alot of testing from offline server because its feel fast, convenient and secure ...

    After I finished my work in offline server, I will do backup and restore it online perfectly. and I just did that
    but I only use local network... I was thinking if I can remote access it my server using xampp or whatever if I was in outside
     
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  2. togerr

    togerr Registered Member

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    you can start with a shared hosting provider.
    for a start use the provider from where you buy your domain name as it will spare you the nameserver configurations. So if the domain registrar is the one hosting your website, most of the time you can setup all this in a few clicks. They usually have guidelines and tutorials how to do it through their control panel.

    In worst case, you can ask technical support to setup everything for you.
    I have used a few host like GoDaddy and Blushost

    Bluehost is great in terms of support and hosting quality.
     
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    eXampL Power Member

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    I totally agree with that. You can find a cheap shared hosting OP for less than $3 per month to host a website and you don't have to worry about any downtime and stuff like that
     
  5. livifox

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    It would cost almost the same on electricity then a shared hosting plan i think. Also your upload speed needs to be pretty good.
     
  6. diden

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    I have alot of shared hosting too... but the reason I want to make it offline because I want it more convinient for me, fast and much more secure
    my father do a clinic documentation and needed an online server for themself.. because buying dedicated is too expensive
     
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    Since you're running WHMCS, I assume that you're selling hosting as well. First you'll need to find a server provider that has IPMI (so you can access the server remotely). Next, you need to buy a cPanel license (they're quite expensive for dedicated servers, around $40) and ask either your server provider to install it or do yourself. Plenty of tutorials online.

    I don't think this is a question of difficulty, but of costs. You should be ready to lay down $100-$200 a month for this. Goodluck.
     
  8. mickyvx

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    OP, what do you mean by WHCSM? If ypu're talking about www.whmcs.com, you don't need this for just hosting your own websites.

    If you are paying more for shared hosting than what you could purchase a single VPS for, I would invest in a VPS instead, this will be dedicated resources to all your websites (depending how many you plan to host on it). It is not hard to secure this and protect it from hacking attempts with the right tools.

    I certainly would not host yourself, e.g. in your own house or anything like that with a dedicated custom built PC... Not a good idea :)
     
  9. diden

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    Nope, I am not planning to sell it anyway, its still have alot more to consider.. the offline server I did just basic, every script that was inside offline server only for testing purpose, sometimes I tested a nulled script and finding if the script is affected with harm script
     
  10. diden

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    actually WHCSM I've just install only for testing purpose, not for actually work..., I have alot of script that I love to test in my offline server..,
    but, the point I was looking for is... it is possible to make our own server? and remote access it online ... I really want to know that
     
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    This is possible, but wouldn't recommend for production, only for testing and personal use.
     
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    I guess you have brought domain name from any of the registrar. To setup a server for the domain, you need to have nameservers. You can either use your nameserver or the hosting company will provide you. That nameserver contains A record which will point your server where the content of your website is present.
     
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    And to install cPanel either you can ask your hosting provider to install it for you or you can itself do it. There are many tutorials available in google.
     
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    Completely agree with the guys here - there's no good reason to host your own web server. Setting up is easy and you can use virtually anything, your PC, a raspberry pi, you can even create and remotely access a webserver installed on a usb stick.

    Thing is, any of these options are only useful as a learning exercise. If you want people to be able to retrieve files from your server the problems you have aren't so much technical as logistics.

    You need a decent connection (up and down), you'll probably have a dynamic ip from your host so the server will drop every time you reboot the router, your ISP probably doesn't allow it any way and will start throttling your bandwidth. Not only that, the machine you're running it from will need to be available 24/7 which can hammer consumer components like hard drives. You then need to start thinking of enterprise class HDDs which are not cheap.

    You can spend a huge amount setting this up but even then any decent traffic spike will choke your bandwidth or make your server fall over or both.

    It's just not worth it. If you want a server to play with, go for a VPS every time. To be honest, even dedicated server hosting might work out more cost-effective.
     
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  16. mickyvx

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    Completely right Apricot. Running a high demand website or service from a home internet connection is just asking for trouble. You don't want that kind of traffic using up all your internet or people finding exploiting in your home network..

    Plus if there is a power trip, server goes down, websites go down, revenue drops. There is a lot of risks to be taken into factor at home. You need a VPS or dedicated server hosting.
     
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    If you have your own server you can install a control panel such as cPanel/WHM (paid) or use a free alternative such as Kloxo.
     
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    I will totally agree with Apricot . When I was new on this I tried with self hosted server.. All good except that out of the power bill I had to replace parts soon after the start.. My Internet connection was only 20Mbps upload with 100pps online all was lagging .. I had poweroff for some hours .. Of course I lost traffic and revenue of my ads so ... its better to go with VPS for start my friend.. No worth the headache :)