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How to create a web host in your home: 10 steps (with pictures)

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    • How can I create a web host, such as the ones ending in .com or .org?

      wikiHow Contributor

      To have a .com or .org means you have to get a domain name. To get a domain name, such as, you have to buy one from an internet registrar such. Then, once you have that domain name, you can point it to a web hosting server at your house or buy web hosting from an online host.

    • Will it work on Windows XP?

      mukul sharma

      Yes, it will work on Windows XP and on other versions, you just have install Apache server software.

    • Do I need a router to make a web host in my home?

      wikiHow Contributor

      Yes, you need a router. Without a router you can't do anything on the internet.

    • What will happen if I made my laptop to a web server while using it daily?

      mukul sharma

      You can make your laptop a web server, but it is not recommended as a server takes too much memory to run its functionality. It will make your laptop slow.

    • Is it okay if I have Ethernet without a router?

      wikiHow Contributor

      I believe it's even better, because routers act like an extra device between your computer and the internet. So if you have a router, you'd have to do port redirects from the routers settings, while being directly connected to your internet service providers network means you have direct connection to your ports.

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