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gkimble

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Is it possible to host your own website let's say if you have Cable or DSL that's always on ? Hey, you wouldn't have to buy a domain registration then !
 

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You would have to consider whether you have the bandwidth to support potential traffic.
If you do, then you would need to see if your ISP will give you a static IP address some that users will always be able to find it.

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I have Cable with a download of 450k and an upload of about 250. I also have a static IP. I would only host 2 low traffic sites.
 

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Well, that said, you could gor for it.

Analog X makes a nice webserver setup. Much nicer, easier and less invasive than M$'s Personal Web Server.

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I think I'll just turn on IIS 5.0 that comes with XP. It may be against the rules of the ISP though right ? ( i don't care )
 

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Not sure how they would feel about it. :cool:

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Well, not warm and tingly inside I'll tell ya that much ! Muwa ha haha
 
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YOu will only be able to run one web site at a time with only 1 static IP address unless you run it on a different port from port 80. You will also have to access the web site by IP address if you don't have a registered domain name.
 

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Rockin, that's what I thought too about the 1 site.
As far as a domain name, he could register one and give internic his IP addy though, right?

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Precisely ! Thanks Rockn. Yes, I believe port 8080 will also suffice. Ok, time to go home it's 4:30.
 
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Yes he could, until his ISP found out and he would have no IP address....LOL
 

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Hehe

How do you like this Jan weather Rockin! :cool:
 

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It's actually very inexpensive to have a domain name, DomainDirect costs around $35/yr. They offer a POP email account, domain forwarding, and email forwarding with the account. If I wanted to forward a website to my home, I'd just set up the forwards from my domain to the IP address, and I'd be rockin' :)
 
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$35 a year for domain name registration sounds expensive to me!

Godaddy.com has domain registration for $8.95 a year with free domain parking, forwarding and you are listed under godaddy in whois search for your domain name so that your personal information is not displayed to anyone who happens to look it up.

I first used Register.com for $25 per year, but my personal info was displayed if anyone looked up my domain name.
 
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