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thero_cpd

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I heard from someone you can host your own web site if u have a pc that is connected to the pc 24/7 and is always switched on rather than having to pay some web site to host it for you. so i was wondering if you have a portable harddrive can you store all the stuff on that and connect it to the internet 24/7 so you dont have to leave your pc switched on all the time?
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You'll need the PC turned on 24/7, because the hard drive can't function on its own and for the web server to work it needs Windows running.
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if u have a cable modem it's a really good idea
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You don't need a cable modem, you can quite easily do it from a dial-up connection. It'd be quite pointless, but it can be done.
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most cable companies terms of service prohibit running a website from a home server because it consumes too much bandwith. Since cable networks are shared networks (you are sharing bandwith with your neighbors), a website can truly screw up everyone's connection and a cable company that discovers you running a website will terminate your account

Some DSL ISPs, however, permit this.

Then it is simply a matter of finding a public domain name service to point toward your website.
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If you do not plan on hosting videos and such- your bandwith would really not be a problem also depending on how popular you get your site to be

Converting an old CPU is a great project for anyone to turn into a server

I recommend a nice cool environment with a fast internet connection...as stated it would be nice to contact your ISP to make sure that they wont chop you off if they see this spike!
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