Servers, do I really need one?
I was pondering to myself a bit ago that starting a server would be quite "1337" and that the main reason why open source is popular is because of its servers so I was thinking about setting one up.. yet.. do I really need one? I dunno if having a server just to be cool is worth it considering it can be a security hazard if you're stupid (no offense to those who have been cracked). I was then against it but then I got to thinking again.. my friends and I have a small little site that we run just for fun, hosted by Tripod. Can I start up a webserver and just host this myself? Repercussions to this? If it's not hosted by Tripod then can I get those icky banners/ads from up top? How will I be able to edit the site? HTML writing :shock: ? What are my advantages? I have been Googling around for the past couple of hours but I'd like to get some output from you guys. Thanks.
Re: Servers, do I really need one?
cant see why you cant
Originally Posted by George Harrison
ISP doesn't like the amount of upstream traffic, however, mine isn't that bothered
Repercussions to this?
yup, certainly can
If it's not hosted by Tripod then can I get those icky banners/ads from up top?
just edit the files on the server, which u can setup an NFS or samba share so they appear to be on your computer, so could use something like bluefish or quanta.
How will I be able to edit the site?
no longer the need to upload the files using ftp if you mount a nfs/smb share
What are my advantages?
there you go :wink:
I have been Googling around for the past couple of hours but I'd like to get some output from you guys. Thanks.