hardtaro — 2012-03-12T02:51:46-04:00 — #1
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
eastcoast — 2012-03-12T09:55:20-04:00 — #2
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.
force — 2012-03-12T19:23:03-04:00 — #3
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.