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Turning Home Computer into a WebServer

Hi,

I would like to turn my home desktop computer into a WebServer.

In short, I would like the ability to view a select number of folders on my home computer through a web browser - very similar to Drop Box and other online cloud storage.

Furthermore, I would like the ability to connect to it via SFTP if required.

Any suggestions how I could go about this?

Thanks
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amacfarl
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cfEngineersCommented:
Download apache and install it.
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shaunakCommented:
Download XAMPP from www.apachefriends.org. It has inbuilt webserver, ftp server, etc. You will also need a static ip to access your local computer. If you dont want to go for static ip then you would require dynDNS / no-ip.com like service which will give you a sub-domain which will point to your desktop machine.
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shalomcCommented:
If your main goal is to have a few folders available over the web like a private dropbox, try setting up your home computer with webdav. you will also need SSL and some authentication.
webdav can function like a remote network drive over HTTP.
look here for instructions on setting up webdav with SSL and really strong security.

http://www.howtoforge.com/webdav_with_ssl_and_two_factor_authentication

Of course, you can settle for basic authentication over SSL or for certificate based authentication.
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amacfarlAuthor Commented:
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