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    This depends on a web host and a plan. Most plans will allow running scripts in languages such as Perl or PHP. Some plans will also allow you to compile program in C/C++ and run them. Some Unix plans will also allow you to run "cron" which enables you to automatically execute programs or scripts at a specific time and date. However to get a full control over all aspects of your server, you will need a dedicated or co-located server instead of a shared plan.

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    Yes it is possible for you to host a website on your local computer as long as your ISP Internet service provider allows it.

    Typically a website is hosted on a server which is also a computer and is on 24 hours a day seven days a week so this is something that you will need to consider when choosing to host your website from home it can often be cheaper just to get a shared hosting account which will cost about five dollars per month.

    Also consider the security protocols that you will need to implement in order to protect other computers on your network. You would have to open up your network to be accessed and this can be an issue is not properly configured.

    You might also face bandwidth issues if your website becomes popular and you receive multiple concurrent connections that can slow down your website and potentially cause your ISP to throttle or suspend your account.

    You will also need to ensure that your domain name is properly mapped to your IP address.

    You can host your website using any operating system from Linux, Windows or even Mac computers. Generally I like hosting my websites in a data center and using a Linux distribution dedicated solely to the role of being a Web server. You can choose Centos or Ubuntu server which are both great options.

    Ultimately it's more affordable to host a website on a Web server in a data center especially since it isn't that expensive.

    Hopefully this helps and good luck.

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    Yes, you can host a website on your computer. But there are a few important things I should point out: Linux is not the only OS you can use to host a website (although it is the most popular). Any computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) can host a website.

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    If you just need to host a small website that will only have a few visitors, you can turn your Windows PC into a WAMP server. While hosting your own website on your local computer is a lot of fun, if you want a website that people can actually access, you might want to get your own web hosting plan somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beautyepic View Post
    Yes it is possible for you to host a website on your local computer as long as your ISP Internet service provider allows it.

    Typically a website is hosted on a server which is also a computer and is on 24 hours a day seven days a week so this is something that you will need to consider when choosing to host your website from home it can often be cheaper just to get a shared hosting account which will cost about five dollars per month.

    Also consider the security protocols that you will need to implement in order to protect other computers on your network. You would have to open up your network to be accessed and this can be an issue is not properly configured.

    You might also face bandwidth issues if your website becomes popular and you receive multiple concurrent connections that can slow down your website and potentially cause your ISP to throttle or suspend your account.

    You will also need to ensure that your domain name is properly mapped to your IP address.

    You can host your website using any operating system from Linux, Windows or even Mac computers. Generally I like hosting my websites in a data center and using a Linux distribution dedicated solely to the role of being a Web server. You can choose Centos or Ubuntu server which are both great options.

    Ultimately it's more affordable to host a website on a Web server in a data center especially since it isn't that expensive.

    Hopefully this helps and good luck.
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