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Ok so I started a business. I dont want to pay some hosting site. I got fast cable internet. I have a spare crappy computer to hook one up to. I have alreay built the website. its one folder filled with the html pages and pictures (is that ok?) its a very simple plain site its only 25 mb big. but I will be posting more pictures as jobs complete. so I need some room to advanced. So I guess Im wondering what type of server should I buy to fit my needs. And how do I register a www.com domain for my server????? Im looking for cheap ideas. Thanks much :)
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First off, you need to find out if your cable internet provider allows you to run a server. Many will either block the port needed to run a webserver or WORSE disconnect you for violating your TOS. After that, you need to make sure you have a STATIC IP address. Most cable internet providers are semi-stable in that they stay for a few months but are NOT static. Personally, I would go with some inexpensive hosting plan, that tends to be much easier.

Office live gives you free domain registration for a year, with free hosting (no time limit mentioned). Details found here. This to me seems like a more hassle free option.
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