I have a 233mhz computer with 256 MB ram, on a ADSL line, Is there anyway anyone could tell me how much traffic this would allow. I also have a 1.4ghz computer with 256MB DDR Ram, on a ADSL line, the only problem is, is that the 1.4 is what i do everything on with. the 233 would just be used to host the site. Which is better, and does selling things on your site through paypal affect the resources on your computer, thanks.
Ok i have no clue what that place is, Me and my friend are starting a business, he has desined the site. His bro is helping us with getting the site hosted on a computer, but he said we have to buy a brand new computer. is this true and what do i need to do?
a few customers per day? and how long are you keeping them on the server? just for the day too?
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Yes you can host it yourself, and in reality providing there is no heavy cpu usage from cgi scripts and your site doesn't recieve a thousand hits an hour you should be fine.
Go with a 3rd party provider for dns and mail forwarding and run just the web server (Apache as advised by faculty) yourself and it should be fine to start with on the smaller spec machine.
You will however have a *lot* of learning to do and it's not really easy or advisable to do-it-yourself. You can pickup some pretty good deals on hosting these days, so you'd certainly be better off looking for one of those.
A post in the web host requests forum here will surely get you all you need probably for only a few dollars a month.
before u do anything, i suggest u check with your DSL provider. Many have tight regulations on what you do with your connection, and assuming you're doing all this from a home DSL connection, hosting websites is usually banned.
And seriously, listen to everyone else and get yourself some cheap hosting. Even the super bargain webhosting with less than stellar uptime records will probably be better than your own server running at home. You can probably get decent hosting for less than 50 or 60 a year. drop by the webhosting requests forums and see what you can attract, ud be surprised by the amount of offers ull get...
You can easily host a web site on your connection, if your provider allows this. However hosting more than one site is another story. I hosted a personal site, that received moderate traffic, and it was dead slow during peak hours. As well it was moderately slow overall during the day.