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a few questions for hosting websites
1. I don't know which route to take or if i can take the route that i plan to which is build a server and hosting the website off of that or using a paid service.
2. What would be the best way to do it, hosting it myself or using a paid host?
3. if i were to make a server, what would i need to configure in the router, and server configuration so that anybody can access it?


This is all a planned upgrade i am doing for my stepmom's tailor shop. She currently has no website, and i just want to get a few things clarified before i start on the server building.

My current network setup is from the Verizon ONT to my Wrt 300n with DD WRT installed, it has 4 10/100 Ethernet ports. It is a CAT 6 direct line to the router (A little overkill, but the line is outside ) Then the WRT is used for both LAN and WLAN. The LAN currently has a receiver, TV, and Verizon Router connected to it, all with CAT 6 . about 8 to 10 devices are on the WLAN, but not always at the same time. I think I might also buy a gigabit switch, but i am not sure which one to buy. If i need to, i will upgrade my Router to a Cisco-Linksys E4200, or something less powerful
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hosting a website is extremely easy, the problem comes in when you want to have a domain name attached to it.
if you just want to host a site using an IP address, then you just need to use a port other then 80 for the web server and forward that port number.
if you want to have a domain name, then just use a paid service, will be much less hassle.
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I've heard of people hosting on a server and using the free DynDns service, but i have tried that and i think the router config is wrong or something, it didn't work because only my computers on the network could access it. I think i might try it again when i get the money for a server
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http://hostable.com
3 years for $1.

Hosting a site from a vps or data center is much preferred than hosting from your house. People would be severely throttled by your (lack of) upload bandwidth.

Also, godaddy has domain sales every now and then for $1 domains.
Therefore, it would be easy to host a website with a proper domain name for $2 for an entire year.
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wow only $1 thats cheap. What do you mean i would be severely throttled? I have FIOS 35/35
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If you do decide to host at home check your contract as most if not all home connections dont allow hosting
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wow only $1 thats cheap. What do you mean i would be severely throttled? I have FIOS 35/35
Consider the following scenario:
5 users concurrently downloading files at 8 mbps each.

Oops, already out of bandwidth.
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I recently opened up a hosting company. Nothing to fancy, but has all the features you would expect. pm me for some more info.
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Stay away from all the "unlimited" hosts... Also, do a background check on the company you choose. Make sure your host is a real company and isn't a reseller.


I'd recommend this for a start, http://www.stablehost.com/shared-hosting.php
Edited by Clawbog - 4/30/11 at 11:29pm
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Consider the following scenario:
5 users concurrently downloading files at 8 mbps each.

Oops, already out of bandwidth.
oh i see.... too many concurrent users. So hosting it on an online web host is better, unless i have some kind of gigabit connection to the internet
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