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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:12 AM
Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:29 AM
first and last is problems with your ISP, if it allows hosting, can open ports, and you have enough bandwidth then nothing stops you from being a small server.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:38 AM
Hey, how hard is it and what does it take to host a very small and unpopular website on a computer, connected to the Internet, at home, without using the services of a hosting company?
It is like any other shared folder, which is located in Your computer. Yes, one difference is, You must have url address for the computer and You must have some kind server software installed. The simplest is Linux. Look for Linux server setup tutorials.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:43 AM
Thanks for your reply!What does that mean?
can open ports
Ports are like sections that allow your router and computer (or other computers if it's a server) to communicate with eachother, think of them as channels. Most ISP's allow hosting and the most common ports for hosting are Port 80 (Web Host) Port 3306 (For MySQL if you're running a database) Port 21 (This is for File Transfer Protocol) and port 53 (For DNS)
Some ISP's won't allow customers to open certain ports so this makes it impossible to run a server at home. A majority of the broader ISP's allow it. (Comcast, Time Warner, Windstream, etc.) it just depends on where you live and things like that.
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