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Newbie Question about Hosting a Website


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Mike Gee

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I have a 24/7 broadband connection and would like to host a website for my family that is spread around the world to view photos and share messages etc. Can someone please tell me waht I need to do to get this project up and running.
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You need a webserver. I would NOT run this on the computer you use to browse the internet or use for typical home use. Get another one and configure it with Linux and then follow these instructions:

http://thenotch.geek...lamp/index.html

Sure you can do this on a Windows box, but it will not be secure and will require tons of modifications to make it work right.

If you decide to go the Windows route someone else may be able to assist you. I will if you go the Linux route...

Good luck.
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Something else you need is a fixed IP or a way to refer to your current IP if it changes.
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Best thing to do is just buy some webspace from a company, a lot are cheap today, and very competitive. I personally use http://www.a1isp.co.uk/ for mine, they are good + cheap.
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A free, convenient and immediate way to set this up is to use something like WebShots and set your albums to private. Of course, anyone you wish to see the album(s), must be invited to view them on the site. Webshots allows a lot of flexibility: you can upload all photos into any album right from your own PC, rearrange, etc.. This would save a lot of time hosting your own, but it is your choice.

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Yeah it might not be worth the time it takes to set up, I use http://www.hoststock.com/ they are very cheep and very help full. Server never seams to be down, and they respond promptly to emails. At $10 a year you could have more hosting than you need for just family photos.
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