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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Im curious as to how much it costs to create/buy and maintain a small personal website. Quite a few of you have sites set up now. Can you share any advice on how to pursue this interest?

It would be nice to have some space out there to store/host crap.
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chances are if you have cable or dsl you may have a small amount of space for free. I've found domain names cost anywhere from 10-30 bucks a year. I actually have a home server in which I can host just about anything I want, but then you run into problems broadcasting your network whick may leave you vulnerable to attack. Otherwise, If what you get for free isn't enough space I've seen decent hosting for 7-10 bucks a month.

You can create your own site with MS Front page software pretty easy.

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Thats what I thought Brian...thanks. Ever since ATT became Comcast, I stopped using their email and I do remember reading about some free space for a personal site.

I'll have to check into that again.

Im looking to host some videos (no Chris...don't worry, I swear I erased them)
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i just spent 40 bucks if that helps.
on domain name and some privacy protection..."i wonder why i did that when almost everyone knows where i live?"
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Thats what I thought Brian...thanks. Ever since ATT became Comcast, I stopped using their email and I do remember reading about some free space for a personal site.

I'll have to check into that again.

Im looking to host some videos (no Chris...don't worry, I swear I erased them)

I doubt you'll have enough space to host much of a video. You may want to look into a hosting service. Give Logtar a PM he's got some links for a couple of good ones.

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Re: Personal Website

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Im curious as to how much it costs to create/buy and maintain a small personal website. Quite a few of you have sites set up now. Can you share any advice on how to pursue this interest?

It would be nice to have some space out there to store/host crap.
My buddy owns a web hosting company. He can do domain hosting for $15 or 19 a month and I have had couple of videos on there. Its a very good price for the space he gives. L8r.

If interested, lemme know, I will give you the number.

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i just spent 40 bucks if that helps.
on domain name and some privacy protection..."i wonder why i did that when almost everyone knows where i live?"
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Guys just so you know....there is a trick to Register.com. Fill out everything until you get to the payment screen. When you get there close out. The next day you'll get an email with an offer code to buy the domain much cheaper than originally quoted.

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I bought a domain name for the next 10 years. Cost me $70 total. Then you can direct your domain name anywhere you want. Once you have a domain you can create a subdomain and point it in a different place.

For example if you bought kruz.com you can make any subdomains you want.

www.kruz.com - point to your webspace
home.kruz.com - point to your home PC if you want
ftp.kruz.com - point to a different space

Pointing a domain name to your home PC is a bit complicated since you need to setup a dymanic DNS. Setting up all of this is free and I can go in further detail how I set up my domain name if you like.

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Re: Personal Website

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Im curious as to how much it costs to create/buy and maintain a small personal website. Quite a few of you have sites set up now. Can you share any advice on how to pursue this interest?

It would be nice to have some space out there to store/host crap.
Hosting is anywhere from $15-$60 per month, depending how much space you need and how much traffic you will have.

Domain name is $40 every two years.

It helps if you can design and maintain the website yourself.

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www.kruz.com - point to your webspace
home.kruz.com - point to your home PC if you want
ftp.kruz.com - point to a different space

Pointing a domain name to your home PC is a bit complicated since you need to setup a dymanic DNS. Setting up all of this is free and I can go in further detail how I set up my domain name if you like.
Cool can you set it up so the subdomain points to your home pc and is password protected???? I'm still trying to find a way to access my home server while I'm on the road. Also how hard is it to change everything when your ip address changes if you don't have a static one????

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Need a site builder, Kruz??

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Cool can you set it up so the subdomain points to your home pc and is password protected???? I'm still trying to find a way to access my home server while I'm on the road. Also how hard is it to change everything when your ip address changes if you don't have a static one????
www.sitelutions.com offers free dymanic DNS service. Basically you run a program that checks to see if your IP has changed. Mine checks every hour and reports any changes to Sitelutions. Then Sitelutions points the domain name to your new IP.

Since I have a router and I pick and choose which ports to open are where those ports go to. Since I have 3 PC's running at home I can have port 21 (ftp) going to one computer and port 80 (website) going to a different computer. I also run VNC servers on my computers (password protected) so I can access them and change settings or move files. VNC is like a remote desktop.

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I used godaddy.com for a couple of years I think its $10 per name per year.. + some additional privacy stuff

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Domain name is $40 every two years.
Domain names can be had for cheaper depending on where you purchase and for how many years. After doing some research I bought mine at www.godaddy.com .

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www.sitelutions.com offers free dymanic DNS service. Basically you run a program that checks to see if your IP has changed. Mine checks every hour and reports any changes to Sitelutions. Then Sitelutions points the domain name to your new IP.

Since I have a router and I pick and choose which ports to open are where those ports go to. Since I have 3 PC's running at home I can have port 21 (ftp) going to one computer and port 80 (website) going to a different computer. I also run VNC servers on my computers (password protected) so I can access them and change settings or move files. VNC is like a remote desktop.
that's kinda what I'm looking to do, but I'm learning this stuff on the fly. It's not what I do for a living. I really don't know what I'm doing. I just like the idea that if I forget my paper at home I can access my server in the library before class and print out my paper, or share files with people if they have something I need or vice versa while I'm out.

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I use http://www.brinkster.com. They have a free hosting option which gives you 50 meg of space and 500MB transfer. Its not much but its cool for small personal pages and stuff like that(I use if for my sports teams).

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that's kinda what I'm looking to do, but I'm learning this stuff on the fly. It's not what I do for a living. I really don't know what I'm doing. I just like the idea that if I forget my paper at home I can access my server in the library before class and print out my paper, or share files with people if they have something I need or vice versa while I'm out.
Yeah, I don't do web stuff for a living either. I just got fed up with my IP changing and learned as I went along. It is not too bad and if you have any questions help is a pm away.

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Yeah, I don't do web stuff for a living either. I just got fed up with my IP changing and learned as I went along. It is not too bad and if you have any questions help is a pm away.
thanks Matt.

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Yeh I may need some help IF I go through with this. Im just starting to look into this. Thanks for all the great feedback all.
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