Re: Help with starting a website???
there are two ways you can go about this.
either host the site yourself from your office or buy some hosting.
if you don't know anything about hosting, then I'd definitly recommend that you buy some cheap hosting, this is for your business after all.
if you go that route your steps are, buy hosting, upload files, sit back, relax
if you choose to setup your own webserver then you have to decide a few things.
do you want to use windows or linux.
if you choose windows, then you need to.
install windows and choose IIS from the application servers part of the custom installation menu.
you ned to create a default site in IIS the points to a folder on tht machine.
you then need to put your web pages in that folder
then you need to make sure the machine has all the latest security patches
the you need to configure your firewall/router to forward port 80 requests to that machine.
then you need to regularly apply security patches to the machine
it's basically the same in linux, except instead of applying IIS during the installation you'd probably opt to download and install apache after the installation.
then upload the files to the server
then patch the server
configure the firewall/router
the regularly patch the server.
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