well I have 3 websites that I want to publish and I don't want to pay for the hosting service.<BR>I'm running a pII 400 MHZ <BR>win 2000 PRO OS(thinking of installing win 2000 server)<BR>ASUS P2B motherboard<BR>256 ram<BR><BR>basically I wnat to know what I need in terms of software and how to set it up.
do you have a good enough connection, first of all? check your terms of service. can you run a server without being booted from the service? will you incur bandwidth charges?<BR><BR>the machine sounds fine for three low-traffic sites (our development machine here is a bout the same spec, maybe a little quicker).<BR><BR>do you already own win2k server? it's expensive. if you have it your software/hardware costs are minimal. Is this your only machine? downtime could be a problem if it is - my workstation is up and down like crazy, since I develop on it. I have a separate machine which stays up constantly for 'dev' and pre-deploytment hosting.<BR><BR>j<BR>