i agree, you absolutely don't have to rent space, host it yourself, if you can get away with it. did you get silman.com thru godaddy? if so, then yes, call them - they should be helping you w/that.Quote:
and 2) i wouldn't have to buy hosting from a company. I just don't know how to get godaddy to point the silmanserver.com domain name to the server in my room. I guess i should call them in the mornin'.
Hopefully i will be able to get it to work!
Running your own server from home is possible. When you are behind a router you forward port 80 requests to your server. And you make sure that port 80 is open on your server's firewall. You don't need to do this until you want others to see the site.
Some ISPs don't allow you to host your own servers in their terms and conditions while others actively block the ports. Bandwidth can also be a consideration. You will also need a static IP address on your internet connection, othrwise you will have to use a service like dyndns.org which will give you a domain such as silman.dyndns.org
Well ****. Do people just not have home servers?! I thought that hosting a webserver from home was common! :(
You don't need a static IP but as I said you then need to use a specialist service to get a domain name. dyndns is one such service and you will get a domain such as silman.dyndns.org
So for someone who has the CentOS box running already but is completely new to this do you suggest that i use a hosting service and one of their servers to start out? Or do you think its still worth it for me to try and use my box to as a server. If dyndns.com disregards the need for a static IP should i start on that? Or should i try to get a sevice that will allow me to do the same thing as dyndns except for my real domain silmanserver.com? Eventually i want to get this thing running as a server for silmanserver.com.
To be honest, I wouldn't worry about that for now. Use the server to create and test your site and cross the hosting bridge when you need to.