Hosting on my computer

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Hello
I would like to host my own website on my computer with 1 to 25 visiters a day. Dose anyone know how i would go about doing this. If it would make it any easy or cost less i have a free web site i could link from to my computer.
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Sorry i forgot

I also have a fast connection.
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You should probably check into your ISP provider's TOS first.. Most frown on this and/or flat out don't allow it..
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My isp allows it.
I was reading around and i got ( DynIP http://www.dynip.com ) which lets me have changing ip addresss. I got a name for my computer with them (vortex.dynip.com) i also have apache but i dont know how to us it or what i am supposed to do next. :?
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I clicked on vortex.dynip.com and get a message saying you aren't connected. When you do connect, if you get the default Apache page you are home free. Just find out through your apache documentation where that page is located on your computer and start putting your web files there. You can find that out by searching for DocumentRoot in httpd.conf and looking at where the document root is located.

If you don't see the default apache page when connecting to your site you probably don't have apache running. The fix for that is to start it.
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if u have constant internet connectivity with good speed & a static IP address, then all you need is IIS (for windows) or Apachee (for Linux) to start your web server.

please note that you need Windows 2000 Server at least to host fully qualified domains (e.g.: http://www.YourDomain.Com). You may install PHP/MySQL for windows to support dynamic website & database.

For fully qualified domain hosting, you will also need to configure your own DNS Server (built in with Windows 2000 Server) to route the domains to your machine.

You can also provide email support installing iMail & FTP support installing Quick n' Easy FTP server.
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Can I suggest that setting up a server on your own PC will take time, and in the end you might be easier to simply pay a very small charge for hosting, you say the site has 1-25 visitors a day which means you will need only a tiny amount of bandwidth, I bet you could pick up a package for around $10 a year, PM me if you need any help with anything if you do decide to go for the DIY option.
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I've used this before at home and it worked pretty good, plus it's free. It's on download.com http://www.download.com/Abyss-Web-Server/3000-2165_4-10283992.html?tag=lst-0-1

If the link doesn't work it's called Abyss Web server.

Check it out! =b
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why bother setting up yr own when web hosting plans are cheap, or rather very very affordable?
:-)
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here is a good website with lots of info on this subject:
http://www.dslwebserver.com/


as far as software to use. I've used apache2triad:
http://apache2triad.sourceforge.net/

that works really good. it has an admin backend and sets up mysql and email and ftp. this is very helpful if you like to test scripts etc.. on your own pc.

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