Your own server

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Post 3+ Months Ago

How does it work to have your own server? I want to be able to host myself so to speak. But I've been told I can't store the files on my comp if I turn it of at night. So I was thinking of buying a seperate harddrive. But I have no idea how it works so if someone would please tell me I'd be real happy :)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

welcome sappe.

you'll find that there is a lot of help here, but first we like to ask that you
help yourself. Make a search for what you ask before posting a question
because undoubtedly, it's been asked a number of times before. I know
for a fact this question has. ;)

and if on a rare occassion you don't find what you need,
http://www.google.com is your friend. :)
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Oh I didn't even think abuot searching.. Thought my question wasodd enough =p But I will. And thanks for the welcome :)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

no problem 8)

you'll find tons of good info and help here i promise. Your question isn't
unique however. ;)
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My 2 cents - there's not much need to ever shut your computer off. In fact, there are many that would argue that it's better for your hard drives not to. The computer to might right has been on 24x7x365 for close to 7 years. About the only time I shut it off is when I go on vacations. If that's the only thing holding you back, I'd say leave it on.

Now my monitors are another story. I have power save set for about one hour on each of them, because it does significantly reduce the life of the CRT leaving them on constantly like that.

As a side note, you should do some research with your internet provider. Many have it in their TOS that you can't have a server running on their network. You may be looking at some extra $ each month to run a server yourself.

As UNFLUX said, their is much valuable information that has already been posted regarding this topic.
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I know this is a bit off topic, but I dont leave my comp on - I put it into hibernate or whatever its called. Otherwise it sits and buzzes away all night, but when I come back everything is still as I left it and I dont have to wait years for it to boot up :D
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Hibernate isn't as bad as shutting it off -- but it's hard on the drives when they have to "spin up" to speed after a cold boot.
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Okey, I've tried to search this forum but I'm not finding anything and I do think the searchfunction here is really hard to deal with. Can someone please refer me to a page where I can read about hosting myself? Or tell me how. Thanks.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

An easy start would be Apache2triad. This is a preconfigured apache server that has php,sql,perl,python and many other extras. Not much configuring at all. Just drop in your files. Of course, you still need to buy a domain name and to configure your computer for a sticky ip address. Also check your TOS for you isp. For many it is a violation to run a server.

Hope this helps.


<a href="http://www.apache2triad.com"><img src="http://12.222.236.183/phpnuke/images/powered/pb_a2triad.gif" width="102" height="47" border="0"></a>
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I thought running your own server was an independant machine from your daily pc??
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Post 3+ Months Ago

it should be, absolutely.

I think Sappe needs to do some more research before trying to venture
into this. And no one here is going to take the time to try and type out
all that you need to know to accomplish this.

Frankly, it's just not recommended.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

http://abyss.sourceforge.net/

Thats all he needs to know (after he has figured out if his ISP alows serving). Its like a beginners apache.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Abyss Web Server has moved to http://www.aprelium.com but the old website still provides source for the
Linux version , the new one has alot more features and its better than Apache , it supports so
many new features in the new beta version , version 2 will be released in just a few weeks.


Check me out on the aprelium.com forum. LateR! 8)
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Yeh, I'v used abyss for about 3 years now and it is the best hosting program I have ever used! Highly recommended.....
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What's your website Darkfoxx , I would like to add it to the Abyss Web Server link list ? 8)
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I just took my site down yesterday and moved it to a paid web server. I was getting far to many hits for my wimpy 30 KB upload speed.....
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Post 3+ Months Ago

they just came out with harddrives that u can connect to the internet with a cat 5 cable and that could probably be useful but it doesent really matter what ur ISP says my dads girlfriends brother runs a server but comcast doesent allow it but he just says mind ur own buisness and he runs it anyways but all he had to say is that u gotta watch out for hackers be very carefull cuz there is always someone wanting to ruin everything for people........ and why would u wanna store ur own files...... just save it to ur hard drive .... or did u want other people to be able to save on it...... u could have people pay you . that would be cool.........

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