Home webhosting

Started by samfrank, Jul 11, 2022, 01:49 AM

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samfrankTopic starter

There was an idea to set up hosting at home, but only for personal use. I want to host my own network of sites and have a few questions about how to make this happen:

1) What software and other tools do I need to get started?
2) Are there any downsides or potential drawbacks to this approach?

Hemanth malli

While it is possible to install Apache, PHP, and MySQL server software on your home machine, it is not recommended for use as a hosting server. Setting up and maintaining it requires knowledge and a good internet connection.

The downside of attempting this is that even after going through all that effort, you may not achieve the desired result. It is better to opt for an inexpensive hosting solution with a monthly fee of 1-2 dollars. As your project grows, you can increase your tariff accordingly and enjoy better results.

Ksenia live

In order to organize a home server right at home, you need a computer and stable round-the-clock Internet access with an external IP address. You will also need to install and configure special programs. Their selection is quite large. You can compare their descriptions on the Internet, as well as the minimum computer requirements, to choose the best software for your task.


You need at least a static ip address and its binding to the domain. Also the equipment corresponding to the sites. The operating system is most likely linukh, it has a web server, php, mysql


"Bedside" hosting refers to a web server located in an ordinary residential apartment, connected to a home internet channel. It was commonly used in the early days of affordable home internet when renting a server in a data center was too expensive and virtual servers were not yet widespread.

The "bedside" server was usually an old computer with all available hard drives installed. It could also act as a home router and firewall.

However, with the advent of affordable cloud services, home web servers have become less popular. Today, the only thing found in residential apartments might be a NAS for storing photo albums, movies, and backups.

I believe that hosting any public services on a home IP address, especially if it involves user content, creates an unjustifiable risk for all tenants living in the apartment. I advise users to ban incoming connections as much as possible, avoid dedicated IP addresses, and keep their projects on remote web servers on the internet.