How to set up my own server host

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Ayon0080

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Hi I want to know how to set up my own web server. I allready have a domain name but I need to know how to make a server and connect it to my site and make it avaibe to other people.
 

covert215

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You are better off paying for hosting from a 3rd party. Most internet providers do not allow home servers.
 

Ayon0080

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well i still want to try. All i want to know is what do i need to make my server available online and then connect my domain name to my server?
 

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Who is your internet provider? Chances are they won't allow you to do it unless you pay for the business plan. It eats up their bandwidth so they block port 80, which is what needs to be open to show your site to the world.
 

Ayon0080

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Says port 80 is Stealth so can you recommend any 3rd party hots, or is thir a way to unblock port 80
 

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The only way to unblock the port is to pay your ISP about $100/month for a business package. I personally use www.hostgator.com. There are plenty of good ones out there. If you want to try hostgator, select the $10/month package and enter freetrial as a coupon. The first month will be 1 cent.


[edit] Actually, there are ways to make you computer use a port other than 80, but if your ISP finds out, they will terminate your service.
 

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You'll probably need to pay for a staic IP addy as well.
 

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bassetman said:
You'll probably need to pay for a staic IP addy as well.
I'm sure it comes with the business plan. However, I don't think the plan is worth it unless you are hosting many sites.
 

Ayon0080

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covert215 said:
I'm sure it comes with the business plan. However, I don't think the plan is worth it unless you are hosting many sites.
Yea the business play that my IP offers is $300 a mounth and it perfect for a many sites or one vary large site, so im just gona go with one of the third party sites.
 

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WOW...$300/month is insane...I'd expect unlimited bandwidth and all sorts of good stuff for that price
 

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Wow I pay about 1/10 of that and get a crapload of storage, bandwidth, unlimited domains and they take care of backups! :eek:

Oh and one click add in goodies!
 

Ayon0080

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Yea with that 300 doller a mounth thing you get your moneys worth but thats WAY out of price range lol. But some one suggest host gator any one ever hear of it.
 
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