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I need help! Does anyone know how to host a website from your local machine using windows xp? I really dont want to pay to host I will get a domain thats about it.
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Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ Feb. 12 2008,9:37)]I need help! Does anyone know how to host a website from your local machine using windows xp? I really dont want to pay to host I will get a domain thats about it.
What website are you trying to host ? What are you trying to do with it ? update it ? go online ?
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I wouldn't recommend it.

First off most ISP's will not let you run a inbound server (outside connecting in)...due to many reasons. So I would first check with your ISP.

Second...I don't see how you would save any money. You'll have to get a second computer (you wouldn't want to host it on your main for security reasons). But if you have an old pc or if someone will donate you one, great!

Steps you need to take are,

Get a DNS hostname for your home Internet connection.

Create a static IP addy.

Then you need a router configured to port 80 or whatever port will allow HTML requests.

Setup your windows firewall.

Install Apache...its free so no worries there. It'll be the server software you'll need to host your site.

Once you have it all installed and configured...testing testing testing.

and headache headache headache...

Good luck!!!
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It has been and im over it..... for the info
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I hope my post wasn't too discouraging...but it is a headache
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no it was the 3 hours spent trying to figure it out and getting nowhere that was...I am just gonna use my free site and deal with the ads for now.....atleast my domain masked the free site address
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what is your URL? You should put it into your signature.
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im still trying to work on my site having problems.....when I edit a page in word then add a picture and save it will save the "testimonials" page and then testimonial files....but I try to upload the file so you can see the pics I have to overwrite pics from another page. I tried to rename the pic and the name in the filelist with no luck. How would I change the name of it in word so that it saves with all the coding?http://greenviewsuperior913.angelfir...timonials.html
That is the page im working on its a gif with hyperlink to leave feedback
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Rick,

You know this is a very good topic, I do wonder if it wouldn't be better to just use a myspace site as your main site for your lawn care business.

What's your take on that?
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