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Post 3+ Months Ago

I all. i have a spare computer which i don't use. but it has a lot of memory and a fast internet connection.

How can i turn it into a internet server?

If this is imposable. then thanks any-way

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What OS are you running?

Also, this should be moved into the Webhosting Forum.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Im using Xp.

And sorry for not posting this in the "WebHosting Forum"
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Try this: http://www.dsl-speed.org/webhosting.htm
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I havnt got a registerd domain name.

and it ask's for one. im using a freewebs account.

Or dos any of that matter?

Cheers
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If you're using a freewebs account why do you need to host on your computer?
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I thought it would be better that freewebs.

There would be no ad's and no restrictions to what i can do also i'm looking to use PHP.
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well you would have to make sure your ip would allow you to host a website on port 80 ... many isp's block that port because of that

if you dont follow the rules of ur isp then your service could get canceled.

So make sure it is allowed with ur isp then follow a guide
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Before you do all that and/or jeoparidze your internet connection, go read your ISP's TOS. Most will not allow you to run a web server on their connection.

vassili_zaitsev wrote:
I havnt got a registerd domain name.

and it ask's for one. im using a freewebs account.

Or dos any of that matter?

Cheers
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I would recommend you to install a Linux operating system on your pc and it would be used as your personal server. You can manage it yourself. You can purchase an dedicated IP and use it as the server's IP. You just need to register a domain and use it as the server's main domain and you could be close of starting a new webhosting company also. The best thing in this would be that you own the server yourself without spending on a new server and manage it on your own, without any risk. Just thought that i would suggest you such option as in my case it is a best thing to do as you do not need to invest more money on your stuff.
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If you are beginner and using a Windows based operating system, I recommend downloading the Sambar server. http://www.sambar.com/

It's one of the easiest servers to set up and use. It's also quick and secure. Plus it supports asp, php, etc and many more features. It's free too. It has good documentation as well.

You can also download Apache as it's the most popular server by far. However, Apache is more difficult to set up and use, and it has less features. Plus, I like Samber because it's not mainstream so it's less likely to get hacked.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Casey I can understand the newbie digging up a three (3) month old thread but you should know better lol.
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God...
Can u help him instead off just confusing him more.

dude, if you want to host a site in your computer the first thing u need to have its a webserver. Apache is the most popular one. I recomend u download a all in one pack. Xampp comes with apache, php, mysql and other stuff... so... if u take this sugestion start googling "xampp".

Then u need to have a fix ip because the domain has to point to some ip... if you are using a regular ISP they wont provide you one... so u cant really manage, unless you use no-ip.com service.

so... i recomend u subscribe one of those free hostings.

100webspace.com its cool for begginers
freewebsitehost.net its even nicer but at the moment sign ups are closed.

hope i helped on something
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Dude can you check the date on the post before you reply or at least read all the comments first. This thread is three (3) months old and the TS has not commented on the same since then. Casey I now know what feedback I would offer ... lock threads after thirty 30-45 days of inactivity.

pedrotuga wrote:
God...
Can u help him instead off just confusing him more.
hope i helped on something
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LOL, I didn't even notice it was three months old!

heh, I blame gr8support. he made me do it!!! j/k
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Lol... me neither....
i also blame gr8support

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