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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:08 AM
Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:18 AM
Most Internet service providers (cable and DSL) block port 80 (http) traffic. If your game server runs on a different port # then it might be possible. Whether it will run on the PC you have, depends on the requirements of the game server software you're running. I'd recommend putting the webserver on an isolated DMZ network so if it gets hacked they don't have a way to access your home network & PCs. You should be able to set that up in that in your home firewall/router.
Edited by Smsec, 29 April 2017 - 09:18 AM.
Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:37 AM
Edited by Just_One_Question, 29 April 2017 - 10:38 AM.
Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:31 PM
Ok, not a gameserver. To run host your own Website you'll need to install Webserver software. I think Microsoft had a lightweight webserver that supported up to 10 connections. However, it hasn't been updated with security patches in years. It would likely be hacked within a day. When your server gets hacked its not just you that's at risk. Hacked web servers are frequently used to serve up malware or illegal copies of software etc. I don't recommend running a Webserver on XP.
Installing a Linux software version like Ubuntu Server would be a more stable and secure option but you'd have to learn a bit about Linux. It's not that hard to learn but it will take some effort.
There are lots of cheap web hosting options and some ones free too. You might Google for "cheap hosting".
Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:38 PM
Yes, you can host web sites on an old computer no problem. It is when you encounter heavy traffic is the problem and sometimes the ISP is against client web hosting too. This is because they provide a service and usually for a fee. Some ISPs do have client web space but that is old knowledge and I don't know if they still do it.
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