Thousands of websites are constantly being developed daily for personal enjoyment and business. One of the most challenging aspects of launching a website is having the most efficient, yet cost-effective, hosting for your website. Hosting is the hardware that stores, or "hosts," the files that are on a website. While there are hundreds of web hosting services and providers, one can host his own website with relative ease.
Things You'll Need
- Cable modem, T1 or T3 Internet connection
- Web server software
- Domain name
- Hosting service
- Http learning manuals
Acquire a computer that has large amount of memory free to hold the files your website will have. Suggested free memory on a hard drive is 80 gigabytes or larger.
Invest in a broadband Internet service, whether cable, T1 or T3. However, do not use high-speed or dial-up Internet service. It is not fast enough to run your host.
Purchase a domain name through godaddy.com.
Install a web server software by going to http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi and click "download" to download the software.
Read the manuals you have gathered on http (hypertext transfer protocol) and study this as much as possible. Http is the basic coding needed for creating a website.
Use the Apache software you have installed and create the content of your website.
Test your site to make sure everything is running correctly. It is best to test your website on a computer other than the one you are using to host the website.
Tips & Warnings
- Study and practice website development as well as the field of hosting.
- Anytime you are uncertain during the process, contact or use a hosting service provider for assistance.
- Be prepared to spend a great deal of time as hosting is a daunting and time-consuming task. It may be a wiser investment by hiring a hosting service.
What Do I Need to Make a Server?
Fundamentally, a server is just a computer. Most servers will run one of the standard operating systems, including Windows, though the range...
How to Create Business Requirements
Business requirements are often times confused with use cases. Although the two are used interchangeably and often times successfully, the best business...