I agree !! You certainly need to do more research. Perhaps it would be better if started with a reseller package. A dedicated server requires you to have knowledge of Unix/Linux to administer it however with a reseller package the host takes care of everything and you can use a nice GUI control panel to do the hard work for you.
I am looking to host just one website, which will be a university website...thats all and I want to dedicate the entire bandwidth and space for that website...
I am not too sure where to start off...if either one of you can be kind enough to list some steps that I should take...or can give me some sort of website which will give instructions on this matter...I'ld much appreciate it...
Learning how to run your own dedicated website, isnt like something learn over night. First, you need to figure out what Operating system you want to use, Windows or Linux. I use either one, my preferences is linux for hosting, I use windows when im developing stuff... anyways. Both have their advantages and disadvatages over another. There are other types of software out there, that can turn your system into a web server if its for just personal use, Nusphere has a good deal of things you can use, free to download though.
depending on the traffic you might get, you should invest in a T1 or OC3.. you can run a web server on almost any networking enabled OS.. windows\linux\unix
i would tend to sway with what ever you are most fluent in. just so if you run into a prob. you know what to do.
you might want to look into a book about running apache on a windows\linux system. i realy dont care for IIS but you can if you want.
if you intrested in any security assesments you can visit bia-security.com lol
i will gladly help you with setting things up for free. you can contact me via e-mail at [email protected]
i can guide you in the right direction for the most part if not i wish you good luch