How can I create a web hosting on my own computer

By Jase123
Sep 15, 2007
  1. Hi to all

    i want set up my own webste and im just wondering if any one knows how to do it.....

    do i have to use software say apache?

    Any info on this would be kindly appreciated

    Thanks Jase
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Yes, Apache 2.x is ideal and it's easy to config. This creates the webserver, but
    you need a fixed ip address to make it effective for others to find and use regularly.
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,012

    how do i do that then, get a fixed ip address? and how much is Apache?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    You need a webhosting solution where THEY maintain the system and you manage the content of your URL.

    The other choice is to purchase a FIXED IP ADDRESS and do it all yourself.

    I Strongly suggest the former course of action.
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,012

    so how much would all this cost?
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    do not run as service run as exe
    look up " modules" how to's
    if on dsl make sure you have a battery backup on the modem/router
    same with cable
    most cable isp's will keep the same ip on your account loooong time
    my last up time was 78 days
    would have been longer ,but I re-wired some stuff and shut it down
    there's free service no-ip or something like that
    some routers have the plugin installed for it
    if your worried about losing the ip
    I used to just reset it and reboot takes a whole 10 min to migrate
    cause you should use name service
    so buy a domain name while your at it.
    and apache is easiest(for me) to learn
    apache dev.
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