Best way of getting your own web server?(34 posts)
The big question would be can you get from your service provider the bandwidth at your home location to support the traffic you expect. Then there is, of course some labor required to maintain the server. Do you have the time or would that time be better spent on your project?
The Upload and download speeds at your home location is also a question to be looked into. If your upload speed is slow then your response to consumers will be slow. If you are just doing it for relatives rather than the general public then it would probably work well at home.
Those are just a couple of the considerations.
My home is out int he countryside so the internet isnt that great but for my uses it is perfect but if i was add a web server it probably wouldn't cope very well and for maintenance at the moment i would probably have the time to learn the skills and stuff. And to start with the websites would probe be just for m for learning new skills to do with creating websites and stuff but over time the audience could get bigger.
Well in that case then i guess I better go forget a home server then.
So how would I go about getting my own virtual web server? Also my mates one has windows server 2012 and FTP, remote desktop access and IIS and PHP,MySQL so I would like to have all this in my own server aswell if possible.
It isn't just 'home' server the ISP may not allow, it is ANY server.
You don't need a server for Remote Desktop Access either. FTP either, it uses a different port, but ISP may not allow that either.
A server is really just a computer that allows connects to specific ports via the Internet and has an Internet fixed IP Address (usually) that someone knows to access the services it provides.
With slow internet speeds running one can be problematic for those trying to connect to it as well and if it is running on the machine you are using, it will degrade your usage.
Is your mate on your same ISP? How is your mate's performance?