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Hi i am trying to setup a web server from home and i cant

It is gonna run via a router any ideas on os and configuration

Please help
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Some more information is needed. You tried and you can't? What did you try? What didn't work? What OS are you using?

If you're just looking for some basic information to get started, here's a guide on how to do it from Linux, and from Windows.
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What you're trying to do is not easy, or in many cases even wise. You can set up a server for your home network without any problem, but most ISPs don't allow you to run a server unless you request it during sign up and you have to pay a higher rate. Also they may block the server ports, you can go to a website that runs a port scan and find that out, and if you install a server with a large amount of traffic you may have your service terminated.

It's much simpler, and usually better and cheaper to just sign up for a webhost, as little as ten or twenty dollars a month will put you on a fast server with 24/7 uptime and good server side software like PHP and Perl.
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