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get a DSL line or a cable modem and host the site or my own computer???


Hi there....

Can I just get a DSL line or a cable modem and host the site or my own computer?

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Short answer should be - YES. You will need fast and stable connection and also dedicated ip.

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It can be done, technically, but why?

Are you an expert on Internet security?

Not worth the electricity.

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It can be done, but most connections (uplink) are too slow for moderate traffic sites. Also, running e-mail is a bit of a hassle, and your IP could change at any time (meaning downtime, usually a few hours, every time it does).

Personally, I would not even bother with it. You are much better off purchasing a small package from a hosting company.

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I wouldent it would be much cheaper buying hosting than using your own pc wasting electric.
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It can be done, technically, but why?

Are you an expert on Internet security?

Not worth the electricity.
Exactly. You can buy a decent hosting package for almost the same price of the electricity costs.

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Short answer should be - YES. You will need fast and stable connection and also dedicated ip.
Good luck getting a dedicated IP in Canada or the US In Canada, Rogers and Bell don't offer them for cheap. Same with the US.

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heh, i forgot about ARIN here in Europe we have more freedom with ip's. But, for dynamic ip i can recommend no-ip.com. They offer good solution to them who want use domain or subdomain on dynamic ip's.

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yes it can be done
and for dynamic ip with no-ip
or
http://freedns.afraid.org/ (FreeDNS Update) can be used

I have used freednsupdate to host a 10 ppl CS pub server on my PC but due to latency problem it cud'nt work out (1 mbit uplink)

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It can be done, but if you want something reliable then its probably best to go with a professional web host.

Home servers can be great for messing around on though and trying things out

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You can always point mydomain.tld -> CNAME mydomain.dyndns.org -> IP

but the others are right, the changing dynamic IP will screw up your email.

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You can always point mydomain.tld -> CNAME mydomain.dyndns.org -> IP

but the others are right, the changing dynamic IP will screw up your email.
Especially since it will be more difficult to e-mail anyone using spam filtering and RBLs. Spam filtering systems are much harder on e-mails when they originate from a server using a dynamic IP address.

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There is also the little fact that most ISP's prohibit running a dedicated server through your home internet connection. You can probably get away with it if you want to just play around to see how things work, but for long term, constant traffic, you'll probably end up getting a letter or phone call from your ISP at some point.

I know some people who do it, but they have business accounts. And, as others have stated, for that cost, you can buy dependability, security and battery-backup in a data center for less money.

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I did it and work fine

Is possible do it!

* for dynamic IP use no-ip.com.
* for email use google apps, (www.google.com/a/) is like gmail account but using your own domain.
* use it only for host static pages (html+css) with small files.

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thomaskelly,

It's possible to host a website on your home connection and you can find instructions here.

I wouldn't recommend it as it's probably against your ISP's terms of service.

Web hosting doesn't have to be expensive, RippleHost.com has hosting plans starting at $9.99 per year.

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