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Old 03 Feb 2015, 04:32
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server questions

I am thinking about hosting my sites on my own server. Is it possible to do it mostley through a GUI? What type of linux is best? I am thinking about SUSE linux. What web server program is the best?
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Old 03 Feb 2015, 08:50
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I believe Ubuntu is the most popular desktop Linux OS, although SUSE will give you more of a Windows feeling. You should lookup the LAMP software bundle for a web server.
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Old 03 Feb 2015, 10:36
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Do you mean on your own server at home? I tried that about 12 years ago and I would not recommend it unless it is a small personal site. Bandwith will be a big problem plus hosting is so cheap these days.

For test sites though on my own pc I use WAMP and have also used Lamp and XAMP. Both are great bundles you can install on your pc and use. I do not use this option so often these days but it is great if you want to install a test version of your site on your own pc.
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Old 03 Feb 2015, 11:20
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Yeah I would not recommend trying to run it from your own server at home.
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Old 04 Feb 2015, 00:13
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I am going to have the server at my house. I do not like my host, i do not want to rent a server and collocation costs to much. I have the server. I got it for $60 on ebay.
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Old 04 Feb 2015, 23:26
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Hopefully it will work out for you, but your ISP may have you upgrade your service, if to much bandwidth is used.
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Yeah I would not recommend trying to run it from your own server at home.
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Old 05 Feb 2015, 06:27
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If you want to try it out before you actually get into it because its a lot of work running it and trying to keep it secure and what have you, so to run a trail i suggest you google running a WAMP on your windows machine. You can run Apache, MySQL & PHP on a Windows machine for testing purposes by using WAMP and installing it. Give it a try, if you like it and can actually set it up and use it then try to set it up with a Linux machine. But remember you are going to have to actually use Linux to have a server on it. lol
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Old 05 Feb 2015, 06:40
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I think this is one of those questions, if you have to ask, you're not ready.
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Old 06 Feb 2015, 10:36
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I think this is one of those questions, if you have to ask, you're not ready.
Yes, I agree.

There are many things to consider here like bandwith usage for one. I am not even sure your isp will allow it for long. Also you will have to open a port and who know's how quick your site will load this way.

If you have a server it would be great to use as a test server or work server but it is not going to be easy to run your sites from it especially if you get any decent traffic ever.
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Old 07 Feb 2015, 01:43
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Yeah the main obstacle is your ISP. If you do not have a business account most time they will shut you down for serving a web page off your home PC.
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Old 02 Apr 2015, 19:38
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I run my own servers at home. But I dont just have a single server running all the resources, I have Server Racks. The Racks are in a small custom built room and its Temperature controlled. I have 6 Servers total, 1 server is being used as Storage for the website files, 1 server is being used as the MySQL Server, 3 servers are being used as dedicated web servers, and the last server is being used as a Network Router. I have 2 more servers, but they are not being used right now.

You need more then one server if you are going to be hosting a pretty big site, or more then one big site. All the software you need to be running, uses up a lot of resources. They say you should at least have 2 dedicated servers, one for MySQL and the other server for everything else.

My server is on its own dedicated IP, with unlimited bandwidth, it also has 100Mb/s Upload - 100Mb/s Download. Its a Fiber ISP, FIOS Business.

As you probably know already, it can cost a lot of money to host a decent server at home. Anyone can put together an old PC and use it as a Home Server. But if you don't do it the right way, you will run into problem after problem down the road. Trust me, its a headache.

But after you have everything set up and running the right way, you feel really good and proud because its something you own and you did yourself.

Let me know if you need help with anything.
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You get internet from a cable company or somewhere else maybe more specialized?
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