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How do i make a website?


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vlad42

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I want to make my own website, and i want it to be hosted on my own computer. My computer has xp profetional, it runs 24/7, and has a good internet connection. I have tried many programs (Apache2, AppWeb, and CIS webserver) but have found all of them to only work on the local inrthenet (not on the world wide web). Can anyone suggest a program or application that can be used for running my own www website.
PS. I have a dynamic ip address.
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One thing is a home based computer really isn't the best bet to run a website, and with that windows isn't the most secure for a server either especially if it's a computer you use all the time.

that said, xampp is about the best you can get, has everything you need and runs on windows.

The other thing is, you probably can't find it outside your network because of a firewall/router issue. ports have to be forwarded and all that.

The last thing is a Dynamic ip changes, you would need to always change where your domain points. With this it really isn't feasible to do it on your computer. if you really need to, think about hw you will do it and post back.
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Better check your ISP's Terms of Services as they probably will not allow you the bandwidth you need to run your computer as a server. At least, not without an upgrade to higher bandwidth service.

There are too many good, free web sites to host yours. If you need your own domain name, I suggest professional hosting which will provide you with a Control Panel to manage your site and plenty of bells and whistles to make it a good site.
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Oh... I just got my ip adress mixed up. It is now located at http://http://96.48.82.228/
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The domain name for the IP address is: S0106001b114f9942.vf.shawcable.net and is not what you need to set up a personal computer as a server right now. It will be your Internet connection, though. Take a read of following so you'll get a better understanding of what is involved:

How to set up a personal home web server
How to Setup a Dedicated Web Server for Free
How To Set Up A Home Server (Video)

Read: Bandwidth, Data Storage and Other Limitation
Other Shaw Cable Terms.
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Oh... I just got my ip adress mixed up. It is now located at http://http://96.48.82.228/


The very first thing you need to host a website from your place is a "fixed" ip address :)
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Oh... I just got my ip adress mixed up. It is now located at http://http://96.48.82.228/


The very first thing you need to host a website from your place is a "fixed" ip address :)

Is No-Ip still viable?
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Hi mouse, I'm not sure what you means by "No-IP still viable"

As we know, any computer that connect to the internet or any network will need an IP address, either assigned by DHCP server/router or we just put it manually (and must be very sure there's no IP conflict)..

If the host has "dynamic IP" it will be difficult for others to "visit" the host since the IP is constantly changes.. This is not practical at all for serious web hosting.. So, if user really wants to host a website from his house, the first thing he needs is a "fixed IP" which he has to consult with his Internet Service Provider..

Or do you mean the DNS (Domain Name System)? The DNS is a domain name that is readable to human eyes such as "geekstogo.com".. It points to a certain "fixed IP" that point directly to its server (host).. Try type 208.43.44.138 on your address bar and see which website it pointing at :)

I have a read about DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) but I never use it before.. I think it needs some software and cetain service providers..

http://compnetworkin.../bldef_ddns.htm
http://www.dyndns.com/

Or am I still missing something?
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i know its probably not what you are looking for, but i've had a dabble here

http://www.webs.com/

maybe worth a look
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Ah.. Now I understand what mouse means.. its http://www.no-ip.com/

Oh.. I'm soo outdated :)
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Ah.. Now I understand what mouse means.. its http://www.no-ip.com/

Oh.. I'm soo outdated :)

Ha, it's ok that's been around a long time but didn't know if it was full of maleware or anything like that.
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I use dynamic dns services to acess my SSH server.

If you are planning on creating a high traffic website, do not even bother trying to host it on your home connection, (having said that it isnt as bad as hosting a game server on a home connection). For one your upload bandwidth is probably 1/10th of your download bandwidth, which means that while you can download at 10Mbps your upload will probably be <1Mbps (note Mb not MB)

dyndns is a good service and its free, Alot of good routers now come with the option of allowing you to connect to a dynamic dns service to update your ip regularly. if not you could look into flashing an existing router with the DDWRT firmware (however do so at your own risk, if you are not careful you can brick your router and I think it may void your warranty)

and as said before you also need to port forward port 80 (for http://) to the port your web server is running on.

my advice get a free hosting plan, some people still offer them, (like 10mb disk space or something but its free )
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ok now i cant help with hosting it yourself, sorry. but heres a site i use to host my site:
000webhost.com its pretty good, only 1500mb space though, but i think its good =) if i do find any info on hosting it your self ill post it here, im trying to host my site myself also
(www.web.com isnt that great)
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im having the same problem im tring to make a website for runescape like a quest guide and skill guide and i have been looking for 3 weeks if any one figurs somthing out about this plz email me at bacon29560@yahoo.com

Edited by gozdesiples, 19 April 2010 - 05:26 AM.

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