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Can I hold my domain name at home

By fxia ·
Hi all:


Can I hold my domain name, say: www.felix.com (with the web site)at home?
If yes, then question:

1. What is the best OS I should use, Windows NT?
2. Can I use my PC as a server:
Pentium 350M, 128Mhz Ram, 6.3G IDE HD? 3.My friends say I must use a SCSI HD but my coompany has a server with IDE HD it works fine.Why?
4. I'm connected with Roger's Cable Internet at home, is it possible to use this cable to connect my server to the outside internet? I guess not cause my pc is behind Roger's proxy server. If that case How can I do with it?
Thanks!

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by kevin29 In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

If you are going to host a website at home the first thing I would check with is your cable modem ISP, they will have the final say. I know cox@home didn't like you to have one but you were able too. As far as operating system, NT running IIS 4.0is probably your best bet if you already have it and know how to use it. Your cheapest bet is probably a flavor of linux but requires quite a bit of knowledge to get up and running. Your hardware is fine unless you are expecting to get a couple thousand visitors a day. Hope this helps.

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by fxia In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

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by jhofferle In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

Well, first of all you're PC has plenty of horsepower to be a webserver, and you don't need a SCSI drive. Windows NT Server running IIS 4.0 is probably the best choice for software, but you can also use MS peer web services running on win 95/98 which isjust a scaled down version of IIS.

The problem with running a web server with a cable modem is that Roger's most likely uses DHCP, which means you won't be able to use a domain name. People will have to connect using your IP address, which will change from time to time.

One of the better options for connectivity if you want your own web server is ADSL. Price varies, but they'll give you a static IP address, and you'll be able to set up domain names for your sites. If you run proxysoftware, you'll also be able to hook any additional computers you may have up to this system and share the bandwidth.

Hope this helps.

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by fxia In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

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by bbracey In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

If you are wanting to host www.felix.com without registering the name with a top level DNS servive, such as InterNIC, the answer is no. Internic (or register.com) provides the top level DNS servers that the smaller ISPs look to for name resolution. Local users, in turn, use the ISP's DNS servers for name resolution.

1. But, if you register with InterNic or Register.com, you will need to setup a DNS server of your own and get a static IP that internic can point other DNS querries to. NT Server w/ IIS 4 and DNS sould work fine for this. I have heard that Linux is better and more stable, but I have no experience with it.

2. The server sounds fine for light usage as long as you are not using it for anything else (like a PDC or Exchange Server).

3. SCSI and IDE are almost the same in performace now. SCSI offers some advantages (faster access and less processor overhead) but an UltraDMA 66 drive has near SCSI transfer speeds.

4. I am unclear what you are asking in for this question - If you a

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by sukesh75 In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

1) The best OS you could use is yes of course Windows NT as you get IIS with it and which is basically acts as your webserver.
2) To qualify for a webserver you need to have minimum 32mb ram(64 or optimum) and a pentium level processor. Not to forget is the minimum space needed to install Windows Nt which is 125mb to 130mb. Since you have bettered these options, your pc would do just fine. SCSI hard discs have a faster rpm than a normal ide and it performs better than the normal. It doesnt mean ide would not work well.
4) To host a site you should have a dedicated line which is 24hrs open in short a lease line and your homepage should be registered with INTERNIC, which will provide you with an ip address and a domain name. By doing this you dont haveto depend on anyone or for the matter your isp for your homepage.

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by rogerg In reply to Can I hold my domain name ...

the @ Home service forbids working as a server. And there is not a way around this.
DSL is about the same cost and does allow you
to host a server using this bandwidth.

fyi: you're system looks fine. You can use
Windows NT as a operating system without
much headaches.

reguards,

Roger

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