Can I host my website on my personal computer?
Yes, you can. But before you do so, there are limitations you need to take into consideration:
- You should know how to setup a WWW server software on your computer. This is a software that allows Internet users to access the web files on your computer.
- Your Internet service provider supports you running websites on your home computer. You will need to investigate your bandwidth quota.
- Your computer has to stay on at all times. Each time you turn it off or reboot, your website will become unavailable.
- Your website will load slowly as home internet connections are not designed for serving web pages.