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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtaro View Post
    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
    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.

    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.
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