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    Question Hosting your own Domain?

    Hello.

    I was wondering if it was possible to host your own domain name, like www.ipng.co?
    I'm not into buying a domain, while I'm studying and is quite low on money to be honest. It would be great, if my old LAMP server could do the trick ^^
    The website is for personal use, and is a hobby, more than a need.

    Regards.

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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    If you want a domain, you have to register it. It's really cheap though, just a couple bucks a year.
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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    To host a domain and its web site you need 3 things.

    1) a registered domain name
    2) a web server like apache to serve up the web pages
    3) a dns entry to point your publicly accessable ip address for your server.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    Where can I do that? Can you link a website?

    Regards.

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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by ipng View Post
    Where can I do that? Can you link a website?
    Do what?
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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    Register a domain?

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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    There is a gazillion sites for registering domains. Google it.

    Tip: 'Buy domain name'
    So, you were talking about that... ummm... that... errr...
    Oh, yes, yes...

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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    No offense mate, but if you don't understand the difference between registering a domain name and buying hosting, I'm not entirely sure you're up to pulling this off yourself...

    You can register your domain name (ipng.net, ipng.com, whatever) at a site like godaddy. Then you become the owner of that domain name.

    In order for anyone to be able to browse to your site, you need the site itself to be hosted on a machine. You can do this yourself (this is where the LAMP server would come in), or rent out space from hostgator, dreamhost, etc.

    Lastly, as mentioned, you need some way for networks around the world to find your server. Unless you are specifically paying for it, you most likely do not have a static IP address. Even if you have a cable/fiber/dsl broadband connection, your IP address periodically changes. Therefore you would need some other way, like ddclient/dynamicDNS, to have your domain name point to your server.

    Keep in mind also that a lot of internet providers, at least in the US, block incoming traffic on port 80 unless you are a business customer, specifically so you can't host your own website. If you are on a school's connection, you might not even be able to do this at all, as you wouldn't have control over the router for your server's subnet.
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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    I've already got a Static IP and website with the domain of my external IP address, but I must admit that I need to get my concepts in order.

    I thought that, if you could host your own web space (website) then maybe you could host your domain too. Well, I was wrong

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    Re: Hosting your own Domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by ipng View Post
    I've already got a Static IP and website with the domain of my external IP address, but I must admit that I need to get my concepts in order.
    Yes indeed. I don't know what "the domain of an IP address" means.
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