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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by VastheBo$$, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. VastheBo$$

    VastheBo$$ Junior Member

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    What is the process to host on your own personal server. Also how doyou have your own domain name as well?
     
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    JFoulds Power Member

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    If you have to ask these questions, it's not worth you doing it.
    Just get some cheap hosting online :)
     
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    VastheBo$$ Junior Member

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    I just wanted to know from someone who has done it. I've got the cheap hosting and I'll be learning databases this semester. I just wanted a short overview.
     
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    JFoulds Power Member

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    You need a physical dedicated machine with a quality (not home) internet uplink, this machine needs to be running Linux - which you must be at least somewhat proficient in. You'd then have to install Apache and all the associated extensions.

    EDIT: As for domains, you need to buy (although you don't actually own it, more rent) it from a company called a 'registrar', you can then 'point' that domain at the nameserver (running on your physical dedicated machine) which deals with making it show the right website when someone goes to your domain.

    Click 'Thanks' if it helped! :)
     
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    For test purposes you do NOT need a quality uplink or linux. All can be done on windows as well. Google it!
     
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    The problem with home connection is that it gets high downloads speed and slow upload speed and since web servers send data out (upload) then you will get slow loading speed for your website hosted on your home pc.
     
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    True. Uplink is what matters AND sucks at most home connections. Do yourself a favor and get real hosting whenever you consider to run your own site. And did I mention the security of "home servers". Don't know if it's that save to have any sensible data hosted at your home server.
     
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    Thank you to all who answered. Very helpful.
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    your energy consumption will be much bigger that an shared hosting account
     
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    If you're keen on building your own machine, you can always use a hosting company that offers colocating. Basically you bring/ship your box to the hosting company, you use their network and power, but you have complete control of the hardware/software running on your server. You do need to know your shit though, because most companies won't manage your server for you if you're colocating. If it's broken, you have to fix it.
     
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    Yes and if you're luck enough, you might just get a working memory module back when they use your machine for spares. They're very mannered with your stickers, don't worry. You won't even notice that they were there. Yep. Even if you pay for the external on-line server uptime monitoring service which checks your site at 5 minutes intervals. Takes a lot less than that...