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Pros & Cons of hosting or External host like GoDaddy

by ddwebb / March 20, 2006 12:00 AM PST

I have want to know the pros and cons of hosting a site in a home vs going thru an external site such as GoDaddy.

The in-home site would be mainly for family pics and shared files and such. Nothing fancy, just something to play round with.

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In short.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 12:26 AM PST

1. Com.

a. Your ISP may not allow servers such as this.
b. It can strain most owners.
c. Most can't figure out how to get www.mysite.com or such to resolve.
d. Many are incensed over item c when they learn more.
e. Those that keep researching (learning) get over items c and d.
f. They quickly learn that any security issue can result in the machine running the web server being hijacked to send spam, house prono or simply get wiped out.
g. They may not realise that backup is not optional.

2. Pro.

a. Web content servers are plentiful.
b. They already learned all the lessons.


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Ok, but what kind
by ddwebb / March 20, 2006 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: In short.

Ok. I get the idea. I have tried to do the host your own and have had hackers take over a portion or the drive space for an alternative adult business. I had to figure out how to shut that off.
But I agree, from my limited knowledge, security was and is an issue.
The server I run was for my business which I shut down. Now I just want a fun family web site.
So, I have a domain name and want to put up a web site somewhere, some how.
I have had limited experience doing this so my knowledge is limited as to where to look and what to look for.
What do you all think about GoDaddy and their Ecomony Plan for about $4.00/mo to be the Host?

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 2:36 AM PST
In reply to: Ok, but what kind

1. Good move. You let them deal with the headaches, don't rile your ISP and you get to concentrate on your web site.

2. If I were to do this myself, I'd be finding any old machine, dust it out, leave the cover off (cooling...) and install Linux and Apache. It's not that tough as some make it out to be and sidesteps 99% of the security woes. (yes, I have one of these.)


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Godaddy - bad gut feeling
by aksv / April 5, 2006 12:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Ok, but what kind

My recommendation is to stick with a company you can trust. I don't like Godaddy's values - they tout the great idea of Girls Gone Wild as a way to make money. You can tell something about a company's philosophy from the kinds of ventures they smile on.

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