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ryanvh22
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

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Insane since: Sep 2004

posted posted 09-13-2004 04:27

Does anyone know how to turn your personal computer into a "server" and host a webpage from your computer?

ryanvh22
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Sep 2004

posted posted 09-13-2004 04:29

My current host is www.onefreehost.com, but it doesn't have mysql capabilaties

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-13-2004 08:20

uh... look what a search in the faq for 'home computer server' turned up!

How do I host a website on my own computer? !
and
Is it possible to run a server for ASP/Access and one for PHP/MySQL on my home computer?
How do I install AMP (Apache/PHP/Mysql) on my Windows computer for offline testing?

so long,
Tyberius Prime

Ps: The search likes to be used...

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lago Paranoá
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-13-2004 11:28

Two things to consider:
- Some ISP may not allow you to host servers in your computer (take a look at the contract). Some even block known ports like 80, 21, and others.
- The monthly price of the power/energy that you'll have to pay to keep your computer on all the time may be more than the monthly price of a cheap and good host company (in case you are not one of those that leave the computer on all the time already).

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-13-2004 15:24

They block port 80? WTF? All HTTP requests go through there. If they blocked port 80 you wouldn't even be able to visit a website. And if they blocked 21 you wouldn't be able to visit FTP sites.

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lago Paranoá
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-13-2004 16:34

Yep, that's the point.
In the case of the http, you can use alternate ports, like
http://www.somedomain.com:8080

But it's not the same fun...

Take a look at the contract.

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-13-2004 16:51

sorry skaarjj, but remote and local port have nothing to do with each other.

Local ports on clients are a bit 'random', but always >1024 - or how would you open multiple requests at the same time otherwise?

Therefore, a ISP could easily block port 80 'incoming', and it wouldn't affect your websurfing one bit (think about nat routers for a while - they
do in fact block every port on your machines).

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lago Paranoá
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-13-2004 17:12

Oh, yes, I was thinking server side (incoming traffic), not client side (outgoing traffic).

(Edited by viol on 09-13-2004 17:14)

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-13-2004 17:29

Strike me down for not thinking before I posted. Sorry 'bout that. I knew quite well everything you just said TP but I didn't think of it before I ran off at the keyboard.

InI
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-15-2004 08:28

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

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