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Xman_Hanoi Mar 19, 2003, 02:07pm EST Report Abuse
Dear all,

I would like to host a Webserver to host websites (and POP mail service). Please help me! This will be a home based server that will be connected via an leased-line 128Kb connection 24/7 to the internet, data ~ 500MB . What hardware equipment and OS... will I need.

Sincerely,

Tran Thang (Mr)
Hanoi., VIETNAM






Tran Thang (Mr)

Hanoi., VIETNAM
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DNA _ Mar 19, 2003, 04:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What Hardware needed for a Website ? Best Hosting ?
Well, first off you need to build or buy a server.
Then you need a NOS (network operating system) for the server.
Then you need Win2000 or NT to run the server.( unless you run Netware )
A NIC card and internet access.

-DNA

Quote from my father.
"GET A JOB!"
Dean Janzen Mar 19, 2003, 09:33pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What Hardware needed for a Website ? Best Hosting ?
You don't need much to run a decent webserver. I run mine on a P200. Mind you I wouldn't call it decent. Granted it isn't very good at huge graphics rendering or fancy stuff, but it does the trick for me. So your choice of hardware depends on what you want to be able to serve with it. Anything with a cpu in the 1Ghz+ range should be more then enough for what ever you want.

As far as what os just download yourself a copy of linux. I use Redhat, but most any of them will do. It's rocksolid, easy to install. Apache is the greatest webserver software around. With linux you can easily set up a pop3 server as well. Don't waste your money on Windows when Linux will do the job better, and it's for free. Once you get it up and running you can just sit back and enjoy.

Brian Reid Mar 20, 2003, 09:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What Hardware needed for a Website ? Best Hosting ?
Are you set on hosting it yourself? You can get your own domain name and webspace on someone elses servers for like $15-$20 per month and the price goes up if you want more space. Best of all, they're high speed so the people visiting your site won't need to wait while your 128k connect transfers the data. No hardware to buy either!! Just do a net search for website hosting.

Jarret M. Mar 20, 2003, 09:21pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What Hardware needed for a Website ? Best Hosting ?
A few years ago I bought an old dual P100 for a linux server and its pretty decent. It cost me 50 bucks US and a few more for a hard disk.. So if your looking for a cheap machine that will do just fine for the task. I run slackware on it and it was a little difficult to set up. But Mandrake is the way to go for easiness. I set up my brothers server in a day and it has everything you need!

Wyatt Hatfield Mar 21, 2003, 12:03am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What Hardware needed for a Website ? Best Hosting ?
RIght Click and say chicken.

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