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I was told about something called Apache by a friend of mine. Apprently, I can host a site from my own computer. I went to the site and got very confused. Someone willing to explain this to me?


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You can host a site from your own computer if your ISP doesn't block it. Apache is one of the servers that you can use. It has to be downloaded and installed on the machine that will hold your web page. Also, you will have to use dyndns or something similar since you don't have a static IP address.
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You're much better off paying a hosting company for a couple of reasons. It's not good to host a server on the same machine with your private files and you could have problems with your ISP, since you aren't paying for the bandwidth.
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You can host your site your self. Most people use it for development in there homes. I would be easier if you installed something like xampp. It is a package with apache, mysql, php and pearl. when it is installed you can decide to open ports on your firewall or just keep it local on your intranet.
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But i dont see why , hosting is sooo cheap now
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firefox2442 wrote:
But i dont see why , hosting is sooo cheap now

That is absolutely well and correct said here. If you look at godaddy, dreamhost, routhost.com you will realize how cheap can be web host and that will save you from headaches
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Hosting a site on your internet connection is never a good idea -- unless of course it's just a personal web site that won't get a great deal of traffic or one for which you will not offer an SLA with any customers.
not only does it violate the TOS with most internet access providers, they offer you no guarantee for uptime or for serving. They can cut your upstream or QOS it at will.
As others have said, there's no reason not to go with a reputable web host.
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I guess. Just most these things require a credit card... Which I don't have.
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You guys don't have any sort of pre-paid credit cards that you can buy in your local Walmart-type store in Canada ?

Are you not of age, I don't see a birthdate in your profile here ?
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Well, I'm quite young actually. Also, I live in a small town with a gas bar and a small local owned store. I am not of age to drive so I can't go a town over unless my parents want to. So, sometimes we go a month without leaving.
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You know, there are many servers: Apache, Zeus, litespeed, etc. If you are looking for hosting provider which has Apache server, I can recommend you to have a look at 4java.ca, hqhost.net and site5.com - they offer pretty affordable hosting plans and have good support staff which will be able to explain you everything you want to know.
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Alright, thanks samuraii. I'm going to try purgehosting.com for a bit. It's free. Only has one add.
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I would like to point out that free hosting services are not reliable. Of course it is possible that free web hosting companies are making income in some other way. They may thus make a little advertising income in that way. In general, if you run a business on the web, you will not want to take that kind of risk. Bad support and "down" times have a habit of occurring at the worse possible moments, such as during your tremendously ordering seasons. That's why I recommend you to deal with only paid hosting services and for recommendation, have a look at serverpoint.com because you will get what you pay for. So, I think that you will be not disappointed if you deal with paid hosting services.

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