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wwe9112
October 2nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
OK, so I have my own website -- I would like to host it myself because of lack of funds. How can I go about doing this?

Thanks.

scrooge_74
October 2nd, 2010, 02:02 PM
First you need to get your ISP to open up your your router so it will accept incoming requests, then you need to forward port 80 to what ever IP you have on your internal network.

Also how about your bandwith, no point on trying to host a site and turns out your conection is too slow.

Also there are hosting options of less than USD 5.00 / month out there.

Then you you have to point your domain registration to your IP, there is also the question if your IP is dinamic or static.

Those are some of the basic stuff you need to resolve before going live from your home/office

wwe9112
October 2nd, 2010, 03:21 PM
Can I open port 80 myself and I have cable internet... :p.

kevinthecomputerguy
October 3rd, 2010, 12:10 AM
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koenn
October 3rd, 2010, 01:18 PM
Can I open port 80 myself ...
yes, unless your ISP filters/blocks it too.


I have cable internet... :p.
So have I.
It does not mean i have unlimited bandwidth or unlimited up- and download volume. It's also asymmetric : download is faster than upload. When you run a server, your upload speeds matter.

Are you sure this does not apply to your cable internet ?

scrooge_74
October 4th, 2010, 02:14 AM
Can I open port 80 myself and I have cable internet... :p.

If your provider lets you open the port or configure the router then you can. What you need is to forward the incoming traffic to your LAN so it reaches the server