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how to make my pc a web server

By aruna.jorige ·
Hello,
I have a pc at my home.can i make it a web server.It needs to pay every month some amount to have a web site. can i host my website on my pc itself.if yes then how can i make.could you suggest any references that may guide me.i have a wired network connection of tata indicom.
thank you.
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aruna

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You can get software such as Windows server 2003 or 2008.

Then you will be asking how to set it up.
blah blah. Get a book on how to setup servers. this will give you some in's and out's. Plus it is a good read and will be full of info.
Or just get Windows home server (whs) and install this on your computer.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Yes, it can be done.

by nepenthe0 In reply to how to make my pc a web s ...

If you have Windows XP Pro installed, you can enable the IIS service in Windows Add/Remove Components. Microsoft used to support Front Page, but this may no longer be avaiable.

Before you make this decision, I recommend that you obtain Using Windows XP Pro (Que Publishing, 3rd ed., 2005) ISBN 0-7897-329-7 and thoroughly familiarize yourself with ch. 13 (Hosting Web Pages with Internet Information Services), pp. 457-488.

There are marked restrictions of functionality when you do this, as your PC will only respond to ~10 simultaneous connection requests. There are also serious security concerns, some of which are addressed in the reference above.

Good luck.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Install XAMPP

by freaklie In reply to how to make my pc a web s ...

Install XAMPP (Its free). you will be having all pack a basic web hosting server needs. Go and search on youtube about XAMPP. and also learn how to do port forwarding settings in your router.
Good Luck..

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