Self Hosting tips?
Well i was wondering what the professionals think about the following idea.
I want to run a website from a server from home. Through cone of Charter's business Internet services. The lowest they have is 20M/3M and the highest is 100M/5M. I'm a novice when it comes to setting up servers so i will understand if anyone thinks i'm crazy
I always think home hosting is a bad idea.
In terms of performance, security, resilience, cost and support, hosting at home is far inferior. Even if you are an expert with servers it's still not justifiable.
Yep, crazy idea. Way back when, I thought it would be cool to run by own webserver and tinker around with it, but in the long run, you sink a lot of time into it with fewer benefits than going with a trusted hosting provider. Additionally, if you're not familiar with what you're doing, there's the risk of your server being hacked--either overtly or covertly.
Originally Posted by hardtaro
Hosting is cheap enough these days. For example, surpasshosting.com has shared hosting accounts for $4-$7/mo., and their bandwidth and storage are quite generous. I've been using them for several years now.