How to Host a Website from Home Server?

I want to have my own server at home and host my site from it,my question is that i will be a url. how do i reserve a url.Is there a fee? and once i have it is it allways mine? or do i have to pay yearly or something? Thanks in advance.



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Iseekwebhosting answered 8 years ago
Iseekwebhosting answered 8 years ago

It's fairly simple to setup, BUT you're looking at some mentioned points that might hurt you... Downtime: that machine needs to stay on 24/7... it goes down (computer, electric, or connection) then your site is down. Some ISP's may start bothering you if your site receives high traffic or your hosting too much media. Also, high traffic comes slower loading times on your page.. if you're on a home connection in the US, you're probably not using anything over a 50 meg Comcast line.
Web hosting is cheap and all over the place; Save yourself the hassle and just get a month to month hosting plan under $10 or $5 a month.
Take a look at Host Gator or one of the reputable guys on the forum who run smaller hosting companies. Host Gator lets you pay month to month.

Hilton answered 8 years ago
Hilton answered 8 years ago

if i have already bought a " dot com " domain name, can i use it in the Apache Server installation for my home PC.....because i cant afford to pay the hosting guys for there servers anymore....

ServerGurus.com answered 8 years ago
ServerGurus.com answered 8 years ago

I would not recommend this, the stability will be much lower than with a server hosted at a real datacenter (not to mention bandwidth costs). Perhaps look into colocating your server?

Mesas answered 8 years ago
Mesas answered 8 years ago

No problem to host your website at your home. You must ensure that your computer is online 24x7, else your website will only visible when you are online.

Shaunm answered 7 years ago
Shaunm answered 7 years ago

It was good idea and for this you have to keep your pc 24/7 online and it will be costly also

Mesas answered 8 years ago
Mesas answered 8 years ago

You could try something like "Wamp" that comes with Apache, SQL etc...

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