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Located in Web Hosting Discussion, started by firestorm, Jan 21, 2006

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  1. firestorm

    firestorm Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Is there any way I can host myself even if I don't have a server? Could I do something through linux and maybe run asp somehow. Not quite understanding if this is possible. Something tells me it is unpractical since many just buy hosting though :(. Thanks.

    -fire
     
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  2. JYM

    JYM Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I was thinking the same thing last night. I wanted to see how I could create my own server on my own AMD comp.

    http://www.dslwebserver.com/

    That site gives you step by step information, however you must verify with your ISP and make sure they allow access to port 80 among others. Also it would work for hosting one or two sites, but if you plan on offering hosting services you had better consider paying for a dedicated server from a good datacentre.
     
  3. Host47

    Host47 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    you can use such things as easyphp, which install everything you need, but some isp don't like it...and at the price of hosting these days probab;y not worth the hassle.
     
  4. slider

    slider It's MACHINE code. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You sure can. You don't even need to install Linux if you don't want to. (Though it would be more stable.)

    Just get Apache and you should be all set. If you need PHP and MySQL, you can install them seperatley or get an "all-in-one" package like Xampp.

    I would reccommend Xampp myself, really quick to setup and has everything you need.
     
  5. tgo

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    I ran a bittorent tracker off my home dsl line for about 1 1/2 years. used about 30kb/s at all times and spiked to 65kb/s. I had a hacked dsl line that I was not paying for however as most ISP's will not allow servers on a residential line. They however didnt even know I had a connection with them. I was just using dyndns to update my dns settings in real time when my router got a new ip.

    I was running it off a home linux box (P3 550) and it handled the load fine. However my page only had text with no images and was only 4kb total. A true website(graphics/server stuff) its not recomended as they eat up alot of bandwidth that a residental line cant cope with. I had problems surfing when a new torrent was uploaded that everyone was grabbing.
     
  6. JYM

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    Well here are a list of ISPs that don't block port 80, courtesy of dslwebserver.com

    USA

    * Alltel
    * BellSouth
    * Cavalier Telephone
    * Covad
    * DSL Extreme
    * Earthlink
    * RoadRunner - Tampa Bay
    * SBC Yahoo
    * Speakeasy
    * Sprint
    * Time Warner Broadband
    * Visi

    Australia

    * aaNet

    Austria

    * Inode
    * Hostprofis
    * Priority Telecom
    * SilverServer
    * ATnet
    * GlobalCore
    * kapper.net
    * HartbergOnline

    Canada

    * Look
    * Magma
    * Ontario DSL
    * SaskTel

    Netherlands

    * Planet Internet

    UK

    * Central Point
    * Computer Networks Ltd
    * Eclipse Internet
    * Rabbit Broadband
    * RazorBlue
     
  7. firestorm

    firestorm Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Ok, thanks for the info. I already have Linux and have been using it for some time now. I was only going to host maybe one or 2 at the max from it just to try it out. Will it slow my comp down to bad? I have RoadRunner Broadband right now. If it will slow my connection down I think I will just stick with payed servers. Thanks.

    -fire
     
  8. handeyman

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    I think it will slow down your internet, depending on how much traffic you get, you will probably be fine thoug. However hosting is so cheap, sometimes free, id just do that for the ease of use, backup, reliability.
     
  9. firestorm

    firestorm Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just signed up with a free host to see how they are. Will probably buy hosting for my main site since I want to expand it more. Bandwidth will probably be an issue sooner or later if I add videos won't it? www.firestorm.draget.net is what i have done so far. Might try my own server just for learning purposes though. Thanks.

    -fire
     
  10. handeyman

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    Yeah if you added video, they wouold be real slow most likely.
     
  11. death001

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    you will find very few, if any of australias ISP's block port 80
    i know that optusnet, netspace and bigpond don't
     
  12. JYM

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    actually the bottleneck will be your internet connection and probably NOT your computer. Of course, if you're running huge memory intensive programs this might affect the connection, but generally the speed will only be limited by the dsl/cable speed.
     
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  14. Ray

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    Guys... i no the enthusiam, but seriosly its not worth the hassle / trouble. THat guy must have business dsl. 768 DSL would take for ever to load a simple 30k graphic split between elts says a 20 users on would be completly dramatic..

    ANyway.. i would look it into some hosting or such.. their some reall chep prices now...

    Ive treid a server before, with my comcast.. IT wasnt worth it, as i was shutdown by comcastic (comcast)
     
  15. firestorm

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    It probably isn't worth it, but a good learning experience. Not on the top of my list of things 2 do, but certainly interesting. Thanks for all of the info.

    -fire
     
  16. shanee86

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    It is not worth it I do it and did for awhile even when I had shared hosting but don't right now and haven't for awhile since I got my own servers now and hosting company lol. But I did ut mainly to learn apache config php config and just how it all works. But I will say it is great to do to learn since alot learn better when they do it. But it can also cost you if you want a domain of your own and dns is kind of tricky etc. But http://zoneedit.com is pretty good but if you want more then 5 it costs. But also most isp don't say weather they allow it or not but alot don't allow it. Also it will slow your line down if you have traffic etc and so not really worth it for a real site if you have dsl etc if you have 10mbs up and down then it will work and be fast but most don't have that. But it is fun to learn on I did.
     
  17. Ray

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    Yes.. i agree it is a good learning experience, but is even more fun to run coding on your local machine for testing.
     
  18. cmpolis

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    I wouldnt reccomend hosting your own site. Use your local machine for testing, but not hosting. There are many reasons, first of all, hosting is so cheap now days for what you get. Second, the software you need to host your site can be quite expensive. Also, your local machine is not as stable as buying hosting. Another thing is that most ISPs do not allow you to host a website because you use alot more space/bandwith, be sure to ask them!
     

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