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I was just wondering if it was possible to host your own domain name on your own computer? Or do you always have to buy it from a company?
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You can host your own domain name on your computer although i would strongly recommend you didnt do that unless you have plenty of memory and a very good connection plus a million other things.

For what its worth you'd be better of paying for a service that is not likely to be faulty and slow.
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wirercx wrote:
I was just wondering if it was possible to host your own domain name on your own computer? Or do you always have to buy it from a company?


These are two different questions:

Q2. You have to buy the domain name from someone, same as going to the post office to assign a new postal code for you.

Q1: The files associated with this domain name, can be hosted anywhere, even on your home computer.

If you have time on your hands, give it a try to set up a web hosting server at home. You'll learn a lot and have a clear picture why people don't do it at home.
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lol, your welcome to try, but I would recommend just finding a cheap host. For what you pay them, compared to all the effort they save you, its a huge advantage to you. Good luck.
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Last but not least most ISP's prohibit your hosting a domain on their connection.
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I personally wouldn't worry about getting "caught" for running your own web server unless you are essentially running a high-traffic site that possibly invites a DoS attack.

For what you want to do, you should check out zoneedit.com which allows you to have a domain point to your home IP. If the IP changes, you'd want to check out http://www.dyndns.org since this keeps track of your changing IPs and modifies their record accordingly.

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you can try free hosting , there is many hosts provide it with ads and without ads , but hosting at home is not recommended at all .

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