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Windows 7: Just built a computer now what?

21 Apr 2015   #1
ebgames56

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Just built a computer now what?

I built a computer with I5 processor, 16gb of ram, and DDR3 motherboard. just wondering what i can do with it. I tried using IIS in win server 2012 and also bought a domain from godaddy hoping to host a website but im unable to figure out the DNS, any suggestions what i can do with the PC?


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21 Apr 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ebgames56 View Post
any suggestions what i can do with the PC?
You tell us.

Why did you build a PC rather than a model airplane, a coffee table, or a batch of spaghetti sauce?
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21 Apr 2015   #3
ebgames56

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I told you why for a website hosting......
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21 Apr 2015   #4
DavidE

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Did you look at the godaddy forum for DNS help ?

https://support.godaddy.com/search/dns/
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21 Apr 2015   #5
RolandJS

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wifey and I used to have a nickle-sized spider doing some web-site hosting outside our front door
Seriously, isn't web-site hosting a lot more complicated than having one computer? What about phone lines? Bookkeeping?
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21 Apr 2015   #6
ebgames56

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I did look at the DNS section on GoDaddys site. I added the host records etc.. Not sure why it isn't working. Do you want to teamviewer so you can look at it ?
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21 Apr 2015   #7
DavidE

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I really don't know anything about DNS, Godaddy, websites, etc., so i couldn't help.

You might get better help in the Network & Sharing forum for DNS questions ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/
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21 Apr 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So then use it for Website hosting, what`s the problem ?
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21 Apr 2015   #9
ebgames56

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Im not sure why the domain i just got isnt working with my windows server 2012. would you be able to teamviewer it?
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21 Apr 2015   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Before building a PC most people have a clear idea of what it will be used for. This is important. Otherwise you may end up spending a lot of money on capabilities you don't need while missing those you do. Building a PC for gaming and one for website hosting is quite different.

Hosting a website safely is not a simple thing. Security has become a big problem in recent years and it is only going to get worse. There are many ways to go wrong and much you need to know, far more than you could learn from any forum. Unless you have a good understanding of the issues involved, including DNS, you are usually better off using one of the many commercial hosting services. Once you have a solid understanding of the issues involved you can consider hosting the site yourself.
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