Posts Tagged ‘web hosting’

Find Out Where a Website is Hosted

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

This seems like both a useful trick for finding out more about a website, and also just a fun tool for the curious …

I just bought an expensive domain and website, and would like to share one of the things that I did to verify the seller’s legitimacy. Among other things, I check a website’s whois information and hosting information to make sure they match with the information in the sales letter. If they do not match, or look fishy, I walk away from a deal.


Is It Worth Hosting a Website at Home?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Back in the mid 1990s, hosting a website at home was kind of a mark of distinction; I had three or four different friends who hosted their own sites.

Terry Hughes has three websites and wonders if he could host them from his home office

I run three specialist websites with small hit rates – some tens a day. Is it a practical idea for me to run an internet server from my home office with broadband on a telephone line? I mostly work on an iMac.
Terry Hughes

It’s possible to run a website from home, but it may not be worth the effort. You might want to try it if you are keen to learn how to do it, or you are planning to go into a web-related business. You probably should not do it if you don’t have the time to spare or think you are going to save a lot of money.