How to make your own webserver for free

Started by Gvarde, Jul 13, 2022, 05:57 PM

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To create a server, it's important to first check if your computer can handle high load and if your internet can handle large data flow. There are two ways to create your own server: use your personal computer or rent a VPS from a hosting provider.

If you choose to use your personal computer, you'll need to ensure it can handle data processing and maintain high hosting performance. You'll also need to establish a static IP address for "white" sites, payment systems, secure connections, and mail services. You can discuss the purchase of a static IP with your Internet provider and install a server platform like Open Server to handle PHP, Apache, MySQL, and other tools.

You can start the server after setting a static address and accessing the "Server" tab in settings. Alternatively, you can rent a VPS from a hosting provider and upload your web resource to a ready-made server.


I've never thought about creating personal server, even for free. This seemed unbelieveable, but thanks to your article, now i'm more aknowledged about creating servers. Thank you for this useful information.


Hello! I started thinking about creating my own server quite recently, but I was afraid that it was completely impossible or difficult, especially for a beginner. But after reading your article, I got motivated! Now I'm sure I can do it thanks!


Quote from: Gvarde on Jul 13, 2022, 05:57 PMIf you are confident in the strength of your machine, then the next step is to create a static IP. By default, the address is set as dynamic, it changes every time you access the Internet. Static, on the contrary, is set once and always remains unchanged.
Tempting, of course. A few years ago I already tried to use my computer, but rather as a client. I launched the so-called advisor program (bot) in the exchange terminal. She worked around the clock and traded currencies. But my provider sometimes changed the IP address and then unpleasant things happened. In general, your article mentions the purchase of a static address - I did not know about this possibility, thanks.
After reading, I began to think about creating my own server, I never thought about it, because I thought it was impossible. ::)


When creating a web server, the first step is to install a multi-user network operating system. There are many options available such as "Debian", "FreeBSD", "CentOS", "openSUSE", "Ubuntu", "Windows", and more. The internet offers numerous examples of testing these operating systems and rating them based on their performance.

For example, the "SOS" rating places "Debian" and "Ubuntu Server" in first place, followed by "CentOS" in second place, and "FreeBSD" and "Windows Server" in third place. "Red Hat Enterprise" and "Fedora" are ranked fourth and fifth respectively. Since the top-rated operating systems have the largest market share in the network software market, it's recommended to choose one of them when creating a web server for the first time.