Can I Host My Own Website on My Computer?


Quick Answer

If a home network connection has a stable IP address and an unblocked port, it is possible to host a website on a computer. However, many Internet service provides prevent customers from doing so on a consumer-grade connection.

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By installing a web server and a domain name server, it is possible to host a website from home. However, websites generally need a stable IP address, which some Internet service providers charge extra for or do not offer. In addition, many block port 80, which is the default web port. These factors can make it difficult to ensure that a domain name resolves correctly.

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