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#1 9 years ago

hi all, help me with how to host my website in a server, is it need to be paid are free, suggest some sites




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#2 9 years ago

Wow ... I hope English isn't your native language, is it ^^'?

Well basically you just need a http server running on a machine which itself would be connected to Internet. There are free ones (such as the very popular Apache), so most of the time what you'll have to pay for is the machine's rental and bandwidth. Now there are lots of solutions for that, more or less expensive and with more or less features / good quality assistance...




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#3 9 years ago

There are different solutions.

A) Free. Yeah, if you're doing serious web work (for business, etc) this probably won't work. 99% of free website hosts don't allow things like PHP, mySQL, et cetera, which is what you need to do any type of processing and database storage (ie, a blog). Plus they are often riddled with advertisements. Look at anglefire (if that's still around), geocities and tripod.

B) Shared hosting. Try hostgator.com. What this is, is you rent server space and can use it. It includes PHP, mySQL, etc. What shared means is that you simply have a user account on the server.. and there are other (usually hundreds, depending on company size) users on that same server. If one of those other users (usually it's a combination of multiple users) decides to be a bandwidth hog, you'll end up being shafted (at least until the host rectifies the problem with the abusive users).

C) Dedicated server. You can also get it from hostgator.com (or just google search it). This means that the server is technicaly owned by the company, but you're renting the entire server.. so you don't run into issues with abusive users. This is much more expensive than shared hosting.

D) Colocate. This is where you own the equipment but you're renting the use of physical space in the datacenter, as well as bandwidth, connectivity and electricty to power the machine. This gives you 'ownership' of the machine and you can do whatever you want with it as far as configurations and installations

E) Do it yourself. You can theoretically host your website from home. Have a machine that's running 24/7 and put apache, PHP, mySQL, et cetera on it. This could be the best and worst solution (aside from A being the absolute worst). The reason for that is because you'll need bandwidth and a good upload speed so that users can get content quickly. The typical home broadband configuration isn't designed for this use. Plus, most ISPs will notice that you are using port 80 (the default/main port for hosting websites) and might charge you extra, or make you upgrade to a business package. Even if they don't/care your IP address may change from time to time (ie, your reset your modem) and you'd have to update your DNS records. So if you do this at home, make sure a) you have proper bandwidth b) you're even allowed to do this on your connection c) your upload speed is sufficient d) you have a static (non changing) Ip address e) know how to install, configure, etc all the applications you need to run.

But yeah, I don't personally recommend hosting a production-level website on a home connection.




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#4 9 years ago

How to Get Your Websites Forum off the Ground - wikiHow ^^Enjoy. Courtesy of yours truly. Yes, it's related to forums but you can follow the same procedure to get your website going. Check the history if you want proof of who wrote it. =p Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about hosting and companies that do it. I know of quite a few so I'm sure I can point you in the right direction.




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#5 9 years ago
Even if they don't/care your IP address may change from time to time (ie, your reset your modem) and you'd have to update your DNS records. So if you do this at home, make sure a) you have proper bandwidth b) you're even allowed to do this on your connection c) your upload speed is sufficient d) you have a static (non changing) Ip address e) know how to install, configure, etc all the applications you need to run.

Not true. You can host a website fine with a dynamic IP, example EzRes Setup a dyndns account and run the dyndns client on the server which will update when your wan IP changes. Biggest issue is it takes time to replicate out to DNS over the globe, but if you host your own DNS then atleast your website will run within the local area fine. You may be looking at a 6 hour downtime period every 8 days for IP replication over the DNS servers. If your smart, you can actually get your router to request an IP renewal before it expires, which most should automatically do, and 80% of the time you will be assigned the same IP as you currently have. So those 8 days, turn into 16 days. Longest period I've ever had the same Dynamic IP for has been 12 weeks or 3 months.




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#6 9 years ago
GateCrusher420;4518186How to Get Your Websites Forum off the Ground - wikiHow ^^Enjoy. Courtesy of yours truly. Yes, it's related to forums but you can follow the same procedure to get your website going. Check the history if you want proof of who wrote it. =p Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about hosting and companies that do it. I know of quite a few so I'm sure I can point you in the right direction.

Anonymous, Axiom, Sondra C, Brandywine, GateCrusher420, Teresa, Maluniu

Yes you and a few others. You make it sound like you did ALL the work m8. -----------------

To the OP: You get what you pay for considering FREE hosts. in most cases, the purchase of a domain and like 5 bucks a month can get you your own website and full access to do what you need to do on it including everything Knipps was talking about.




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#7 9 years ago

I didn't mean to take all the credit. I just did the major rewrite of the article. So, my bad. :)




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#8 9 years ago

No worries. Just remember, when it comes to stuff like that, mean what you say ! less headaches in the end. lol




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#9 9 years ago
Not true.

I think this explains why it'd be undesirable for you to do this ->

it takes time to replicate out to DNS over the globe
but if you host your own DNS then atleast your website will run within the local area fine.

Not just area.., remember DNS is cached on a local per-ISP level, so the ISPs would be affected to[/quote]

You may be looking at a 6 hour downtime period every 8 days for IP replication over the DNS servers.

Ideally.. you don't want any downtime..

[quote]So those 8 days, turn into 16 days..[quote] Ideally.. you don't want any downtime..




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#10 9 years ago

Downtime is the devil incarnate when it comes to having a website that has anything to do with important stuff.

If all you want to do is host a site for small meanderings, then by all means, you can do it yourself from your own box at home and you can follow the instructions that have been posted, but as i said, if you are looking at anything stable, you want to spend a little bit of money.




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