Web Hosting Server
I don’t understand it, and I doubt you’d find very many who do, but if you’re interested in starting your own web hosting server, here are some things you should know. First of all, yes, it’s possible to do, but you need to be sure about what you’re getting yourself into.
The number one question you need to ask yourself before you begin is why you want to do it. Web servers are faster than they’ve ever been and they’ve never cost less. You can get a hosting program for less than $5, depending on what you’re looking for. Along with that, you get all of the comforting customer support that you wouldn’t have if you went it alone. Hosting yourself, you’ll be the one responsible for any of the technical glitches that come up along the way. And, unless you’re equipped to deal with them, it will just wind up costing you more money and time in the end.
That being said, if you’re still convinced you want to host yourself, then more power to you. Here are some things that will be required of you: you are technologically savvy (and I mean more than just knowing your way around Firefox), you understand secure servers, you have broadband access to the Internet, and finally, that you have time and patience.
If I just described you, then go ahead and started your own web hosting server. What you’ll need, first of all, is a computer. Before you tell me that’s obvious, I don’t mean a personal computer. I mean a computer that will act as – and only as – a web server. It needs to be dedicated, just like you.
This computer will also have to be of relatively high quality and possess an NIC (Network Interface Card). You’re going to need to be able to upload at an extremely fast rate in order for your site to function properly. You’ll also need to install Linux OS, which in and of itself can be tricky. Visit the Linux website if you need additional help.
Technical requirements aside, you also need to love your computer and website so much that you’re willing to live and breathe it for the next few years – or however long you want it to be up and running. If you get frustrated when Internet Explorer crashes occasionally on you, then this is probably not for you. You need to have great problem solving skills and the curiosity and patience to be willing to solve the problems that will inevitably come up.
If, after all this, I’ve scared you away from wanting to start your own web hosting server, then you’re welcome. These days, for practically pennies, you can sign up with a reputable hosting company, get all the services you need and then some, and leave the technical troubleshooting to someone else. That way, you also free up your time to concentrate on your website’s content, which is presumably the very reason you started in the beginning.
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