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Windows 7: hosting website on personal server?

05 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601
hosting website on personal server?

My friend is running a website through some free host. Well, I want to do it for her on my own server. I have a old Gateway and Dell laying around so I want to do it on one of there. Anyone know of any good "guides for dummies". I also ran acrross this (Host a Website - IIS7.5[2]=Networking%20Internet) and said that I would need to "register a DNS Host from here for free". So would I still need to do this?

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05 May 2011   #2

Seven ultimate 32bit

No, you only need the internet connection obviously. I'll post you a good start site in a sec...Let me know.
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05 May 2011   #3

Seven ultimate 32bit

Here,, This starts you off... Let me know what you think, I've got some more troubling one's

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05 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Depending on your ISP, hosting a website is prohibited and sometimes blocked.
It will also cost you money each month for electricity since that computer will have to be running 24/7.
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05 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

And lots of ISP's limit your upload performance may suffer if you run the site on your own box.
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06 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601

@SmurofNeves Thanks for the link, but I kinda wanted to build the website on my own from my own server. I am trying to learn all about networking and websites and stuff... at least that was until I found out that my internet provider my look down upon it. I still need to call and make sure though.

@ZepherI read that previously and I think I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder.

@pparks1 I didn't consider the fact it my limit my upload speed. Thanks.
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