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16 Oct 2013   #1

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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16 Oct 2013   #2


Have a look at this - Host a Website - IIS7.5
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16 Oct 2013   #3

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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16 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 8 64bit Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
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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