Home hosting

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

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samfrankTopic starter

There was such idea to place hosting at home.
Naturally, I will not place sites for money there, I want to place my grid of sites there
and hence I have few questions

1) How to implement all this in general (software, etc.)?
2) What are the disadvantages of this idea?


Hemanth malli

You can install Apache, PHP, MySQL server software at your home machine, but in reality it will not be a good hosting server, because you need knowledge on setting up and maintaining (support), a good channel.

The downside is that having done all this, you will not get what you wanted.
Take an inexpensive hosting for 1-2 dollars a month, and then, when the project grows and you along with it, you will increase the tariff and everything will be good.

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 is a slang name for a web server located in an ordinary residential apartment and connected to a home Internet channel. Such servers usually hosted a public FTP server, the owner's home page, and sometimes even a whole web hosting service for other projects.
The phenomenon was widespread in the early days of the advent of affordable home Internet over a dedicated channel, when renting a dedicated server in a data center was too expensive, and virtual web  servers were not yet widespread and convenient enough.

Most often, an old computer was allocated for the "bedside" server, into which all the hard drives found were installed. It could also act as a home router and firewall. Such a server was necessarily at home for every self-respecting telecom employee.

With the advent of affordable cloud services, home web servers have become less popular, and today the maximum this can be found in residential apartments is a NAS for storing photo albums, movies and backups.

I believe that the placement of any public services on the home IP address, and even more so those this involve downloading user content, creates an unjustified risk for all tenants living in the apartment.
Now I advise you to ban incoming connections from the Internet as much as possible, abandon dedicated IP addresses, and keep all your projects on remote web servers on the Internet.