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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kush, May 4, 2002.

  1. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    I know that there is software to be a ftp server, such as ServU or whatever it was called i forgot, but i used to use it. well i wanted to know is there software so i can run an http server so i have my own .com without signing up to service since i am always connected.
     
  2. Qumahlin

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    Well if you have XP pro it has IIS right on the XP cd, you just need to install it from the add/remove windows components menu

    as for having a .com

    You still need to buy the .com address you want or else the way people will connect to you is using your IP address. If you really wanna buy a .com name then I suggest www.dotster.com you can buy a domain for like 12 bucks for a year.
     
  3. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    whats the difference

    well whats the difference. wont if i buy a domain they will have to connect to the server by ip? whats the difference between the domain company able to have a domain and not me?
     
  4. Sgt Shultz

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    Try DNS2Go.
    It "registers" a domain with their suffix and ponits it to whatever IP address your at.
     
  5. Qumahlin

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    Because the Domain company registers your domain with the internet Root Nameservers...which you can't do. as Schultz mentions you cna use DS2go and get a domain like that.

    but if you wanted say www.mydomain.com you'd have to pay for it. or else nothing would happen when people type it in since the nameservers of the net wouldn't point to you

    I use to run a few websites. I just bought the domain and then had the domain set up to forward all request to my comp. That way people just typed in www.mydomain.com and it was forwarded to my computer. they didn't have to memorize an IP or such.