Homechoice: General Questions
Can I host my website on my own computer?
Primarily No, but Yes in a very limited way.
If you just want to use static HTML pages and don't need server-side
functionality (cgi-bin, PHP, Java servlets etc) the web space provided
with your account (http://www.youraccount.homechoice.co.uk/) will do
fine. See "How do I access my free 20Mb webspace?"
- Because of the use of dynamic IP address allocation on the
Homechoice network you will need to use a service such as
DynDNS or Dynu
to provide a consistent DNS name by which others can access your machine.
- Even when you have set up the above, Homechoice use a NAT (Network
Address Translation) firewall and a private IP address range on the
internal network. This prevents inbound connections from the rest of
the world to individual users. Your website will only be accessible
to other Homechoice subscribers.
If you do need server-side functionality then see "Can I use CGI/PHP etc scripts on my Homechoice web space?"
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Ed, Fri Feb 15 10:35:28 2002