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May 30th, 2011

FAQ|Domain Hosting ReviewA frequently-asked query:

Can i host a small website on my personal computer? Can i make a website without a domain name? The user may visits the site just by ip address?(actually only 3 or 4 people might visit the site. I don’t want to make a commercial website. I am learning PHP so i just wanted to know if its possible to host a site on my computer.

Answer|Domain Hosting ReviewAnswer: Sure you can. Just install wamp or xampp in your local coputer and you can set up what will the next good thing to do. Having a domain is best to use that using numbers. With a domain name, you can easily use a domain names instead of numbers.

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  1. Mr. Tacki
    May 30th, 2011 at 19:03 | #1

    Setting Up Your Own Internet Server: http://www.mimosasystems.com/articles/setting-up-your-own-internet-server.html
    How to Set up a Personal Home Web Server: http://lifehacker.com/software/feature/how-to-set-up-a-personal-home-web-server-124212.php

    If you just want to run PHP on your computer –

    Run PHP on your own computer: The easiest way to do this is to install a complete package like XAMPP. This contains the Apache Web server, along with PHP and the MySQL database engine, in one easy-to-install package. XAMPP is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. (A popular alternative on Windows is WampServer.)
    Run your PHP scripts on your Web host: If you already have a Web hosting account that supports PHP then you can upload your PHP scripts via FTP and run them on the Web server. The advantage of this approach is that you don’t have to install anything; the disadvantage is that it’s slower to write and test your scripts.

    Copy and paste the script code listed above into a new document in your text editor, then save the file as hello.php in the document root folder — that is, the top level of your website — on your hard drive. If you’re not sure where your document root folder is then consult your Web server manual. Common locations include:

    XAMPP on Windows: C:/Program Files/xampp/htdocs/
    XAMPP on Linux: /opt/lampp/htdocs/
    XAMPP on Mac OS X: /Applications/XAMPP/htdocs/

    If you want to run the script on your Web hosting account rather than your own computer then you’ll need to upload the script using FTP instead.

    Free online PHP tester: http://forumferney.free.fr/stester.html

    PHP Tutorial – Databases in PHP, An Introduction: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/php/article.php/3511346
    Tutorial: Installing Apache and PHP Under Win32: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/php/article.php/3473471

    PHP Manual – http://www.php.net/manual/en/
    A simple tutorial – http://us.php.net/tut.php
    Test scripts: http://www.karakas-online.de/EN-Book/test-scripts.html
    Simple Test for PHP: http://www.lastcraft.com/simple_test.php

    PHP Hosting: www.webune.com

    XAMPP: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

    Ron

  2. marcink99
    May 30th, 2011 at 21:36 | #2

    Your best bet would be to get one of the free hosting acounts that offers php support. They provide you with free domain name that you could use use.

    and to answear your question yes you could host it on your computer but It would be way more complicated than just opening free hosting account. In order to host in on your computer you would eather need one of the server operating system 2003/2008 or apache

    I have atached a list of free hosting for you
    http://www.free-webhosts.com/no-forced-ads.php

  3. David
    May 30th, 2011 at 23:34 | #3

    Sorry, the world doesn’t work like that these days. Just save up $50 and you’ll have a year of hosting + free domain.

    Justhost.com go to the bottom press on the secret link.

    If you want to host on your own computer, it’d be very difficult, you’d have to read up a lot on Apache.. Your computer would have to be on 24/7. If your IP address changes, which happens often, your server would get messed up.

  4. Nancy Miller
    May 31st, 2011 at 00:31 | #4

    Then you should only opt to free platforms like webs etc.

    Truth is, if you are still learning, it might be very difficult to set up your own server. I suggest you buy a domain and hosting. It is really cheap.

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