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1.  What is all these advertisments about web-hosting? For e.g. 5$ a months with X bandwidth.
Can you not just download Apache and host your wesite with this for free and with all the storage on your harddrive?

2.  Can you get your own web address with, say, Apache?

3.  Is there any difference between your own server and a free server. Apart from the pop up adver's, low storage, bandwidth and the ugly web address that you get with a free server e.g. brinkster.com

 

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1. If you already have a connection (which you are paying for) that you are allowed and can host on, YES. Generally there is always a limit on the data transfer, so once you pass that you will be paying extra. And what is the bandwidth of your connection? Is it big enough for the traffic you are epxecting?

2. No, you would need to register one with a registrar like www.direcnic.com or www.netsol.com

3. Lot's of differences, you mention some already. You have more freedom if you host your own, but hosting your own website is not as easy as it sounds, how much time and money you put in is also depending on how reliable and what kind of uptime you are expecting for your website. You have to ask yourself, do I want to deal with the problems and will I know how to fix it when I run into issues with the webserver?

There are ton's more of questions, pro's and con's, but these will get you going..
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1. Sorry, I mean is there a difference between the service you get for e.g. $5 a month and the service you can get yourself from downloading Apache? Or am I missing something here?

Can I not host a site with Apache and using PHP and MySQL to code the site? If so why would someone pay a company to host a site when there is limited storage?

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1. It all depends on how good you are in managing Servers, Web Servers and everything else that is required to host your own website. If you are better at it then the free hosting etc. then host it yourself.
What else could be the difference?
- Bandwidth
- Hardware
- Software

Yes you can host the website yourself, why pay someone else to do it?
- Because they know what they are doing and have been in the business for many years
- They have the right equipment
- They are reliable
- It doesn't cost you any time

Etc. Etc.
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