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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:59 PM

Hey,

I don't know if this is in the right forum but How do I host my Mums and Dads websites at home?

Also how can I set up a POP3 Email account for them and also run it at home. (My Dad has a POP3 email account already and his website is hosted and made by South Online)

We have 3 Old PCs: 1 which I think had a Power Spike, 1 that booted up to Windows XP and then restarted again and again and 1 which did have Windows 98SE on but then upgraded to Windows XP and now doesnt work.

What do I need to do?
Do I need to buy a new Router so that the public can view the website files (We currently have a Netgear DG834GT which was given to us by SKY Broadband)? If so, which is the best router? Preferably Wireless.

Would Linux be the best for this on a Physical or a Virtual PC? Because, I have read in PC Plus that most Internet companies dont allow people to host their own website but it works on a Virtual machine.

Thanks
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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:12 PM

The easiest way to do this is just go directly through the web host. Usually they provide you a site to create e-mail accounts, host files with FTP server, have pop3 servers through your domain name ect. I know only a few people that actually constructed their own web server at their home, but usually it will be more expensive than just having a host do all the work. If you wanted a web server you would need all the bells and whistles like static IP addressing and almost a server edition of windows. Just stay with the host, log into your fathers account on that web host and make configuration changes from there. I personally like aitdomains.com. It costs me 24 bucks a year with a free domain registration, hosting with 10GB of web space, 500GB of monthly transfer, and 1000 email boxes. If you would like a tutorial on website hosting services, please e-mail me at itfactor@itfactorservices.com and I will walk you through things to help you out. If you have any kind of messanger service, e-mail me the information/screennames so that we can chat through instant messages.

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#3 deanpcmad

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:51 AM

Thanks for replying.

But we need access to the Server Settings and they dont let us.
I will contact them and Sky to see if I can host it from home.

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