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I have a really fast internet connection (DSL/cable) - can I just host my own site?
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by on 06 January 2010 01:19 PM
Perhaps you could, but there are a number of reasons why people do not.

First, most Internet Service Providers do not allow you to use your internet connection for web hosting and most likely they will simply close your account if you do so.

Second, can you guarantee your site will be online ALL the time? Is your home computer fast enough, large enough, and have enough memory to be a web server AND do the work you need it to do at the same time? And web hosts have redundant, or multiple, connections so they are not dependent on one to stay online all the time.

Third, every web server faces the issue of hackers. They work to break into and take over your computer all the time. Do you know how to prevent them and fix your computer when something goes wrong? With paid hosting it is the web host company's job to keep the servers running and fixing the problems when they happen.

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