Guestions about to host a site

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I am wanting to set up a webpage tonight that will run through my own
computer . Like a server. I only want it up for a few hours and need total
control of it during the time it's up. I also want to transfer some files
while its up. I am thinking of using for this because I have a dial
up connection. I think I understand the concept of how this works . I put
the files on my computer and make an address through a site on the net then
use to redirect the transfer of of my webpage and file transfers to
my computer. Is that right. This way I get bandwidth and all from my
computer and I can bypass bandwidth restrictions from the site where I am
registered. Am I on the right track . Also ......... I would like to know if
anyone out there is or has done anything like this before.

Re: Guestions about to host a site

Chuck S wrote:

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Yes. runs on my desktop computer.

The staff Intranet at work runs on my workstation there (owing to hardware
failures on the original server)

Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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Re: Guestions about to host a site

I've done this many times with no-ip. You are on the right track, yes.
But as with most dialup connections your ip address may change and that
would cause the no-ip address to *not be pointing to your current address.
Since you only need this 'for about an hour' it's probably ok. has a good client that can be installed on your machine that
pings their redirect service and actually updates the ip address if it
changes. Unfortunately the service is not free anymore but it is still very
cheap and effective.


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AndyRoid wrote:

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< provides a similar service and has a bunch of
client apps (automatic updaters and so on) available.  Free of charge
for up to five domains at a time.

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