I did this over the weekend because I got bored so enjoy!

Step 1: What Do You Need?

You need a PC, Mac, or Linux based computer that your not afraid to keep running all day and night.
I am using a broken old Dell Inspiron 6000 with windows XP. Vista works too. To my knowledge all versions of Mac OS X work (I only have leopard)
You will also need software wise:
is your on an pc download and install WAMP
if on a mac download and install MAMP
if on linux install LAMP
if on a pc download and install tightvnc and start the tightvnc server
if on a mac go to system prefs -> sharing -> and turn on screen sharing
if on linux find and install any vnc software if not already installed
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!
If you use ddns, you can get a domain free for a limited time.<br><br>Once you start using a web server, you will wonder why you never used one before. I run my private apache web server on an old an old pII. It is currently running Ubuntu though I prefer debian when I am not running centos. I had it on I think ubuntu server 6.x and have done in-place upgrades as they came along the way to 9.x. (i.e. no reformatting or disk wiping). This is an example of the actual web pages i run on it. http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-for-your-own-private-cloud/ I have since added doing home automation on it. Keep finding uses for that legacy computer. Microsoft Windows Supporters said I should have thrown away a long time ago. It is not what you use, but how you use it.
Nyc...al try it out immediately<br />
To make a website with your own server, how did you go about registering your domain name? Did that cost money? I am very interested in making my own server and my own website, but don't have tons of money to spend, and don't really want a fee every month.
Hello,<br /> judging by the age of the posts, you have probably already got a website, but i hear that .co.cc domains are free.<br /> somebody please correct me if i'm wrong!&nbsp;
.info can cost as low as 89 cents a year if you find the right place to buy a domain.
Hi im not the author but a web designer go to a website like 1/1 and you can get a .com domain for like £8 and a .co.uk domain for £1
if you use the DYNDNS service then its free
if you are using linux for this you can do what this guy did.<br /> <br /> http://www.instructables.com/id/Set-up-your-very-own-Web-server/<br /> <br /> there are plenty of ftp server programs for linux just google it!<br />
&nbsp;go to&nbsp;<a href="http://iguk.co.nr">iguk.co.nr</a>
you can do a web server with OS9 too, even 8
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://actionverb.doesntexist.com/">http://actionverb.doesntexist.com/</a><br/><br/>heres mine, i use DYNDNS on my dedicated server<br/>
<em>Apparently verizon doesnt like people hosting servers off of residential connections.</em><br/>There is a stupid fly bouncing around inside a lamp shade,its getting annoying now,Not that it has anything to do.<br/>
my site is back up now, its been up for a while now.
Aha, Much better.
what's your site?
bdk184.homedns.org the link for the blog is on the bottom and if you want to check out my wiki thats under dev hit up bdk184.homedns.org/wiki
your site is down?
Yep its down.

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