If you want to
host your website from your personal
computer, there are several facts
you should know.
You must know how to set up an Internet
server software on your PC. The software
will allow Internet users to see the
websites you put on your hard drive.
Examples of the software needed include
Microsoft’s Peer Web Services,
Microsoft’s Internet Information
Server or Apache.
You will also need to find out if
your internet service provider (ISP)
will allow you to run websites on
your home computer. You might need
an upgraded Internet plan in order
to host websites on your home PC.
You must leave your computer on. If
you turn your computer off or if it
restarts for any reason, your website
will be down until your computer is
up and running again.
Another inconvenience is that your
web page will load slowly.The Internet
connections we all use at home are
not intended for website hosting.
This means your site will load much
slower on your viewer’s computer
than if it were hosted by one of the
more traditional web hosting
So, if paying more money for an upgraded
connection is not a problem for you
and if you do not mind that your website’s
down time depends on whether your
home computer shuts down or reboots,
and if a speedy upload time are not
concerns of yours, then you may be
happy enough hosting your website
from your own home computer.