Windows 7 & Web Hosting

  1. Posts : 302
    Windows 8 64bit Professional

    Windows 7 & Web Hosting

    So, I've been thinking quite a bit.

    Can you turn windows 7 into a "web host" with a domain attached to it?

    so instead of (Example) you get,

    I'm positive you can host a site, but for the domain, I'm not sure.

    Answers? Please?

    - Thomas
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  2. Posts : 50,600
    Windows 11 Workstation x64

    Have a look at this - Host a Website - IIS7.5
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  3. Posts : 2,499
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

    To get your own domain you would need to register the name with a domain registry service. There is a yearly fee for this. If you plan on hosting your own site before to check with your ISP first as many will not permit this with a standard account. There are also some serious security issues.
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  4. Posts : 302
    Windows 8 64bit Professional
    Thread Starter

    z3r010 said:
    Have a look at this - Host a Website - IIS7.5

    I think I might just upgrade the RAM, and toss a VMWare of Linux or Server 2012 Data Center on my desktop. My school blocks 95% of the websites I go too.

    I recently had to get SF/EF and a few other techie sites on the allowed list because the information was "questionable" to the Data center IT guys. I quickly explained how educational it is for a cisco person. :)

    Anyways, I'll probably end up doing a VMWare of it, and limit the amount of physical ram it gets to use. My desktop will serve as a host until I can replace my fried SSD on my Server
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